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    Re:Roberts?
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 06 2003, @05:53AM (#12027)
    "I do much work with end-users and it makes less and less sense for them to use the DNS, or trust it." What do you mean by that? Why wouldn't an end user trust the DNS?
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    Re:Roberts? by Anonymous
    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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