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    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday April 30 2003, @10:30AM (#11540)
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    A fight between Veri$ign and other registrars over who can make the most dirty money (as I pointed out here [icannwatch.org] a year and a half ago. I say a pox on both their houses. -g

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    Post Comment Lameness filter encountered. Post aborted! Reason: PLEASE DON'T USE SO MANY CAPS. USING CAPS IS LIKE YELLING!
    apparently because I'd used the subject line FEH! in caps. It really hurts when even software accuses one of being a lamer. Note that this post now contains many more caps than when it was originally submitted. FEH! FEH! FEH! :)
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    by dmehus on Thursday May 01 2003, @08:20AM (#11544)
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    I dislike VeriSign, yes, but I dislike Dotster even worse. Looked at Dotster's whois database recently? It's a mess! When domain names are renewed, the expiry date does not change at the registrar level, only in the central registry. When domain names expire, Dotster rarely lets them go and instead, warehouses them for possible resale (case in point: cheetaspeed.com, which expired back in January, went into RGP, and then all of the sudden, Dotster renews it for itself!). Moreover, Dotster and its even worse subsidiary Namesdirect.com have a horrible history of not removing domain names that expire from their registrar servers, even though the domain names are removed from the central registry. I have not once seen Network Solutions do this, not once.
    And then there's Dotster's acquisition of financially-troubled Namezero.com. One thing that boggles my mind about Namezero.com. If they are an ICANN accredited registrar, why do they use Network Solutions' whois server and not make their own? Something fishy going on there.
    I was Dotster and its parent company CAS Holdings, Inc. would finally be put out of their misery and go bankrupt. Dotster is the worst registrar in the history of the Internet. Oh wait, second worst. I forgot, eNom is the worst. I wish people would learn and use Go Daddy Software (the best!) until Amazon.com launches its domain name registration business, then use it.Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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    • Re:feh! by PeterBarron Thursday May 01 2003, @09:42AM
      • Re:feh! by dmehus Thursday May 01 2003, @02:53PM
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