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    Verisign/NSI Son of SiteFinder?
    posted by tbyfield on Friday June 22 2007, @12:30PM

    fnord writes "VeriSign is testing a new DNS redirection service in the US Midwest. Thus, if one types icannnwatch.org (note the extra n) on a web browser URL line, rather than an HTTP 404 error (or a 'helpful' MSN page if using Internet Explorer), one will receive a 'helpful' page courtesy of VeriSign. They are short on technical details regarding how they are doing this but state that no software will be added to your computer. One wonders if they are using cookies for this and, if so, is a cookie software?

    By their own admission:

    The Verizon Advanced Web Search page may impact applications that rely on an NXDOMAIN or similar error message and may override similar browser-based search results pages.

    Apparently you can opt out of the service, although that might not be foolproof. Perhaps someone in the midwest reading this could give it a whirl and post a follow-up. Regardless, VeriSign again attempts to interpose itself in your browsing experience even if it breaks other apps. They still haven't grasped the concept of play nice. -g"



     
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    What's in a name?
    by nigelroberts on Thursday August 23 2007, @12:10AM (#16965)
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    I know that US writers are significantly less worried about accuracy that the British media (and they aren't, that much) .. however this article seems to be very sloppy and making assumptions which don't seem to be borne out.

    It's an attack on Verisign, the COM/NET Registry, Secure Cert and RFID people. It would be interesting if it were true!

    But when you follow the link, it goes to a press statement by Verizon, the ISP and former Baby Bell (no, NOT the French Cheese in tiny red wax).

    I'm not an apologist for Verisign or ICANN, both of which need careful scrutiny.

    But hey, don't beat them for what they haven't yet done!!
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    Google Helps
    by peterhansen on Thursday August 23 2007, @04:03PM (#16966)
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    Google is helping already in these matters if one have installed the Google Toolbar or Google Plugin for Firefox. If one make a typo Google comes with suggestion for other sites and normally Google will come up with the right one!
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    Re:Verizon, not VeriSign
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday June 22 2007, @03:03PM (#16955)
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    Blush! OK, which one of those corps is the cybersquatter? -g
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