What DNS Is Not

Eric Brunner-Williams brunner at nic-naa.net
Thu Nov 26 20:55:49 UTC 2009

Dan White wrote:
> On 26/11/09 07:37 -0800, David Conrad wrote:
>> There are folks on this list who work for ISPs which are doing 
>> wildcards/synthesis/etc.  They (or, more likely their management) can 
>> tell you there are obvious business reasons why they do 
>> wildcards/synthesis/etc.  Perhaps I'm overly cynical, but I suspect 
>> that until those business reasons go away, shining a flash light will 
>> probably just result in more ISPs implementing wildcards/synthesis/etc. 
> That's a disagreement we'll have to have. Anytime this issue has been 
> brought
> up in a public setting (here, slashdot, etc.) has resulted in terrible 
> press
> and even corrective action. In particular, Network Solutions' attempt to
> at this at the .com level was corrected. Of course I don't know what, if
> any, ICANN pressure has to do with that, but the flash light practice was
> apparently successful.

I do know what, if any, ICANN pressure had to do with that. The pressure 
on ICANN was real, and the pressure ICANN put on VGRS was sufficient.


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