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    DNS trust
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday August 06 2003, @01:36PM (#12029)
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    You can't trust the DNS because a domain name is just an alphanumeric string that points you to IP numbers. Which string points to which numbers can and does change. This used to be a feature of the DNS when everyone played nice. Now it has become a bug. See my report on how and why that is happening here [icannwatch.org] (and it has gotten much worse since).

    That is why much of the howling and gnashing of teeth coming out of ICANN lately is over the WLS, with the purchase of domain names for legit purposes in decline, it is ICANN's only growth industry. What used to be a tool for direction has become a tool for misdirection. End-users, not surprisingly, neither appreciate or trust a tool of misdirection. And it is a shame that ICANN toadies and profits from this growing trend without so much as a blush. -g

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    DNS trust by fnord
    Re:DNS trust
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 06 2003, @02:01PM (#12030)
    "... with the purchase of domain names for legit purposes in decline, ..." Wrong. Purchases of domain names for legit purposes are increasing, not declining. When compared to the numbers of speculative and defensive registrations, numbers of legit-use registrations seem small. But the number of legit-use registrations IS increasing, not declining. Otherwise, the speculators wouldn't be doing so well. No point speculating if nobody is buying. End users are just pickier now, because a good (.com) domain costs alot of money. End users are slowly learning about .us, .biz, and .info, and those resales are increasing, not declining, as time goes by. Check out dnforum.com if you want to keep current. Otherwise, stop blowing hot air.
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