Sitefinder II, the sequel...

Niels Bakker niels=nanog at
Mon Jul 10 18:41:24 UTC 2006

* markjr at (Mark Jeftovic) [Mon 10 Jul 2006, 15:55 CEST]:
>I think the openDNS approach is far different from the Verisign 
>sitefinder debacle if only for the important reason that using openDNS 
>is voluntary and using sitefinder wasn't.

Correct.  OpenDNS is not abusing a monopoly position here.

>Also, sitefinder created a wildcard DNS record where none existed 
>before, breaking all kinds of applications in the process, openDNS 
>doesn't do this.

Wrong.  Asking their "big caching nameserver" for gibberish returns "IN 
A" instead of NXDOMAIN.  Same breakage occurs, although 
they return NXDOMAIN instead of NOERROR when queried about MX or AAAA 
records, so ironically damage for IPv6-enabled applications is limited.

They seem to be using Yahoo! as search engine there.

220 - OpenDNS Mail Rejection Service 1.2 (No mail accepted here)

Remind you of anything - what was it called, chuck?  It's already broken.

>So at the end of the day, people are FREE to decide what resolvers to 
>use and whoever comes along to offer their idea of "value adds" can go 
>right ahead without borking the internet.

Several people have eloquently expressed why creating different views of 
a global namespace is a bad idea before on this mailing list.

>Personally I think openDNS is an idea whose time has come and that Dave 
>Ulevitch and is crew are going to hit one out of the ballpark with this.

Have you switched your company over yet?


	-- Niels.

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