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stu140103
06-10-2003, 12:54 PM
from Wired.com
VeriSign to Shut Down Site Finder (http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,60682,00.html
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godfather
06-10-2003, 01:08 PM
This link works (http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,60682,00.html)

mejobloggs
06-10-2003, 07:01 PM
Can someone explain this to me? I have a .com, but I dont have a clue what they are talking about there.

godfather
06-10-2003, 07:16 PM
As it says.

"Internet computers around the world regularly check VeriSign's lists to properly route e-mail and requests for ".com" and ".net" sites.

When there is no match, VeriSign's computers previously sent back a "no such name" message.

But on Sept. 15, VeriSign began diverting traffic to its search site.

Spam filters that had depended on the "no such name" message stopped working properly, as have some networked printers.

Meanwhile, mobile Web services have gotten swamped with more data than the normal "no such name" response, potentially generating higher phone bills.

And business rivals are upset that VeriSign was making money off its monopoly on the ".com" and ".net" directories.

At least three federal lawsuits have been filed, including one seeking class-action status."

Simply put, they were cashing in on every misspelt attempt to contact a .com URL. Instead of an "error 404" page, you got the Verisign page.

A lot of traffic I suspect. Someones good idea gone bad.

mejobloggs
06-10-2003, 07:22 PM
> Simply put, they were cashing in on every misspelt
> attempt to contact a .com URL. Instead of an "error
> 404" page, you got the Verisign page.
>
> A lot of traffic I suspect. Someones good idea gone
> bad.
>
>


Ahhh, thanks. You should re-write the article for them