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    by TFBW on Monday August 16 2004, @04:40PM (#14060)
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    If they agree with Vixie that *.com and *.net are matters of policy, then were they operating within their mandate to implement a global policy change without consultation in the first place?

    Other than that, the above extract of the report seems to be a good example of "ad hominem" and its close relatives. Nowhere do I see criticism of arguments; only of processes and people.
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    by fnord (reversethis-{moc.oohay} {ta} {k2yorg}) on Thursday August 19 2004, @05:41PM (#14062)
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    I gotta say I hate VeriSign with a passion and I'm no fan of SiteFinder but if the SSAC report is an example of the best that committee can do then we're in real trouble if cyberterrorists or scriptkiddies decide to pingflood the root servers back to the stone age (I've described somewhat cryptically how to do that successfully here previously).

    I mean really, the best SSAC can come up with is that SiteFinder broke some spam filters. Too bad, what is the RFC # on spam filters anyway? Or that it was in English only. Tsk tsk, sorta like ICANN for much of its existence. Or that it broadened an already existing use from the suchlike of .museam which were limited in scope (except that the unlimited in scope .tv, for just one example, had been doing this for years without an internet meltdown). Or, worse still, it interfered with the likes of MicroSoft Network and America OnLine which were already providing a similar service. The horror, the horror. This is one more document out of ICANN on a par with ICP-3, going far beyond their mandate, not surprisingly getting most of it wrong, and thankfully due to be ignored by all but the normal lamers and hangers on. -g

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    by jimrutt on Thursday August 26 2004, @11:34AM (#14065)
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    Ah, as I said in the begining the whole Sitefinder thing was just reflexive VeriSign bashing. Indeed those sys admins whose organizations found it offensive were rapidly routing around it when it was pulled ... in the good, standard internet culture way. The only offense in my book by VeriSign in the whole episode was springing it on the community without the traditional 60 or 90 days warning... and that was driven I'm pretty sure by VRSN's pre-emtive fear of the VeriSign hating atmosphere.

    ===================== been there, done that
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