Nxdomain redirect revenue

William Allen Simpson william.allen.simpson at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 17:11:32 UTC 2011

>> On 9/26/11 4:29 AM, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> Is this with strict NXDOMAIN rewriting, or were existing names
>> redirected as well?  (AFAIK, most platforms do the latter, hijacking
>> bfk.de, for example.)

I responded:
> Has anybody tried bringing a criminal complaint for interference with computer (network) data?
> Certainly, hijacking google.com NS records to JOMAX.NET would be a criminal interference.  After all, that's all DNSsec signed now, isn't it?
> Arguably, substituting a false reply for NXDOMAIN would be, too.
> It's time to find a champion to lead the charge.  Maybe Google?

On 9/27/11 12:34 PM, Schiller, Heather A top posted:
> Paxfire gets sued:
> http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20768-us-internet-providers-hijacking-users-search-queries.html
> http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/08/08/38796.htm
> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2390529,00.asp
> Paxfire files counter suit:
> http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110809/17305215460/paxfire-responds-says-it-doesnt-hijack-searches-will-seek-sanctions-against-lawyers.shtml
> http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110906/03371515808/paxfire-sues-lawyers-individual-who-filed-class-action-lawsuit-over-its-search-redirects.shtml
> http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/9/prweb8765163.htm
Thanks, Heather, I didn't know/remember about the civil suit.  Good start.

But I'm talking about criminal.  They're different.

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