What does the NIC in InterNIC mean? "Network IncompetenceConsortium"

Henry Linneweh linneweh at concentric.net
Sat Jan 16 19:06:03 UTC 1999

It is very easy to use this list for competitive reasons, as I have noticed
as of late.

I strongly believe that many of these issues can be resolved with some
common sense solutions.

There is enough technical talent here to voluntarily go there and help
them fix the problem to everyone's satisfaction, well almost :)

Pages of bitching don't resolve the issue and the replacement
value for InterNic is just not there. Without that A larger
mess of proportion will soon follow.

All these politically appointed supposed to know something about
nothing people will only add to the mess with the scale of network
growth. This group can and should solve the problem and make
this work for everyone.

That is what I am asking for, to make these on going attacks stop,
and it would satisfy the Government that we took care of our
own problem.

Henry R. Linneweh

danderson at lycos.com wrote:

> Now come on, give these guys a break. You have to understand that they run
> one of the largest services on the internet, and arguably the most
> important. Yes, their billing procedures have been bad, registration is
> slow, its often difficult to get someone on the phone to solve a problem,
> etc. etc..
> But they have to run a service that services everyone on the internet,
> quite literally. Lycos is one of the largest companies on the web right now
> and our service is extremely large. Let me tell you, its not like we don't
> have disks fill, machines blow, modules in routers die, and on and on. In
> comparison, I know what I have to go though to make Lycos work, plus the
> efforts of hundreds of other employees. Combine that and you can't even
> compare it to what InterNIC handles. Every single domain lookup goes though
> root servers that they keep master ns records for. EVERY ONE!
> Its easy for us to sit around and say that they suck, they stink, and they
> are incompetent. Its because they are so important that their mistakes are
> so noticeable. Think about running your service, you know that stuff
> happens regardless of how redundant you attempt to make it. As a whole, I
> think their service runs pretty damn well for the most part. Their
> accounting and billing departments I can't say the same for, but that's not
> the issue.
> And lets not forget that they had to pioneer the whole thing. Its not like
> they had a business model of another company to compare to when they
> started up.
> So have a little respect for them and don't whine about how much they suck
> in the list unless its going to be productive, please.
> later-
> Devin Anderson
> Network Engineer
> Lycos, Inc.
> John Fraizer <John.Fraizer at EnterZone.Net> on 01/16/99 08:15:59 AM
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> Subject:  Re: What does the NIC in InterNIC mean? "Network Incompetence
>       Consortium"
> I would like to thank the anonymous party who sent the email below.  It
> confirms the rumors I had heard related to the cause of the latest InterNIC
> >Subject: What does the NIC in InterNIC mean? "Network Incompetence
> Consortium" (fwd)
> >To: John.Fraizer at EnterZone.Net
> >
> >
> >The service from InterNIC has been really poor for the last couple of
> >weeks, and they finally admitted what the problem is, but only to their
> >Premier Partners, and only after making up lots of other stories to cover
> >it up first.
> >
> >Please keep me anonymous, don't use my name.
> >
> >InterNIC admitted that they are being massively flooded by domain
> >speculators trying to register domains that are On Hold.  It's happened
> >before, but this time it's far and away worse than ever before.  They said
> >they expect to have it resolved in a few days, which I believe means that
> >they're seeking legal injunctions against one or more offenders.  From
> what
> >I've heard, these speculators are sending registration templates for
> >hundreds of domains every second, going far beyond their capacity.
> It seems that the Network Solutions/The InterNIC is following the lead of
> the politicians.  Lie about it until you're caught and then refuse to talk
> about it.
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