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    Verisign/NSI VeriSign Responds to the IAB Report
    posted by michael on Tuesday October 07 2003, @03:34AM

    Anonymous writes "Title says it all: VeriSign's Response to IAB on Site Finder Service"

    [Editor's note: If you thought VeriSign was just posturing when they said that SiteFinder was discontinued only temporarily, this may make you think again.]

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    The robots.txt File and Archive.org
    by jberryhill on Tuesday October 07 2003, @07:14AM (#12409)
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    "In order to address this concern for automated tools related to HTTP, the Site Finder web site includes a "robots.txt" file. This is a common practice used to direct automated web spidering tools not to spider a specific web site."

    Yes, and the result of using that robots.txt file to disallow spidering also has the effect of rendering it impossible to use archive.org in order to determine the past history of a currently unregistered domain name. The reason for this effect is that archive.org will NOT return the past history for any domain at which spidering is currently disabled - regardless of whether that history predated either the current domain name registration or the appearance of the robots.txt file.

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    Verisign - Thank You - A new Internet Vision
    by askii on Tuesday October 07 2003, @08:08PM (#12412)
    User #3623 Info | http://www.exody.com/
    As technology advances with hundreds of gigabyte
    hard disk and cpu speeds out of sight, it's a
    simple matter of time before the root servers for
    all personal computers will in fact be contained
    on the personal computers themselves. Verisign has
    quickened the pace for this change. As this occurs
    everyone will clearly see the magnitude of the
    "SiteFinder" wildcard blunder. Individual computer
    users will decide wildcards in their root server
    and any other inclusions and omissions. Root
    services software and databases will be the hot
    new applications as the internet is decentralized
    into literally hundreds and thousands of
    fragmented "roots of interest" for a demanding
    root services consumer. All this running in
    perfect harmony with the "old internet" and the
    "new internet" running and sharing the same ip
    network without any notice except the presents
    of the "single point of failure" called VeriWho.
    Thank you Verisign. I am looking forward to the
    day when all the tld roots are fully contained
    within my little personal computer so that I
    have a choice to turn them on or off or partially
    on or off wildcards and all. This day would not
    have been possible without you Verisign.
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