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    Re: VeriSign Pulls Plug on Domain-Policy List
    by sergio on Sunday May 27 2001, @04:15AM (#674)
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    Good point this one. Anyway the clue of the "story" is : massive use of power, by NSI obviously. The way the list has been closed is such a clear point: we have the power, "shut up" . And all of this is coming just the same week the modified agreement was signed. Would NSI have done the same thang if it was just few days ago before the approval by DOC? I don't have a clue, they have. Anyway, critics apart, the whole point is to get back the archive and understand exactly why NSI had such an use of power, (this reminds better the word abuse).
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    Re: VeriSign Pulls Plug on Domain-Policy List by sergio
    Re: VeriSign Pulls Plug To Stop Damaging Disclosur
    by Drfranz (REPORT VERISIGN@BRIGHTSPOT.COM) on Sunday May 27 2001, @06:15AM (#675)
    We all know NSI received stinging criticism on this list for years and had not pulled the plug. It should not be lost on anyone, especially given the nearly 12,000 people reading this story, that the real reason for Verisign taking this drastic action right now was to stop the spread of disclosures coming out of the Mike Johnson court action about its ICANN and industry bad acts. This was done for damage control and to keep the readers on this list from receiving copies of further documents from Mike Johnson.

    However, given the many press inquiries into the details of the disclosures printed in the Domain Policy list last week about predatory acts and wrong behavior towards the watchdog agencies, Verisign's panic-driven action may have only drawn more attention to the shocking allegations. Only time will tell if this shutdown really was a good idea for a company grounding its reputation on honesty and trust.
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