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    by dmehus on Monday September 15 2003, @12:46PM (#12195)
    User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
    Good points. However, I would prefer that domain names simply do not resolve and return the "unknown hostname" error, as this is the way it has always been. Further, what about existing web search engines that rely on DNS errors as one of the reasons for removing a site from its index on their next crawl? If a domain name expires, the search engine should be able to use that as an indicator to remove it from its index. If the site is "live", it can't.

    If ICANN doesn't make them stop and chooses to amend the contract in favour of VeriSign (because Tina Dam did point out that a contractual revision would be required if revenue is involved), then this is one instance when I hope the intellectual property lobby and other businesses sue ICANN and VeriSign for typosquatting. :)

    Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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    • Re:Choices? by cambler Monday September 15 2003, @01:01PM
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          • Re:Choices? by dmehus Monday September 15 2003, @02:34PM
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