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    Re:DNS trust
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Friday August 08 2003, @07:02AM (#12033)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    The forum in question is at dnforum.com [dnforum.com], not dnsforum.com, which may explain why you had trouble accessing it.
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    Re:DNS trust by dtobias
    Re:DNS trust
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Saturday August 09 2003, @01:05PM (#12037)
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    That's possible Dan, but I distinctly remember trying and failing http requests and then copying and pasting the domain name that returned those IP numbers, which dnforum.com does. dnsforum.com, while registered, has no such numbers. OTOH it is just more domain name confusion, it can happen to anyone. EG: dnforum.net, dnforum.info and dnforum.biz are all registered (apparently not to the same registrants)

    Another point I hadn't mentioned was that previously pointed out on CircleID. It isn't just end-users who are put out by names changing hands, often inadvertently. At least in the case of the legacy domains, people are buying dropped domains (ones that have not been renewed or picked up by drop-squatters) not even knowing that they were previously registered (and in the CircleID case, used by spammers). That's as good an (in fact the only) argument I've heard in favor of new undifferentiated TLDs, at least they don't have that legacy. -g

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