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Tuesday February 10, 2004
01:47 AM

VeriSign Considers Screwing Internet Again

[ #17315 ]

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A25819-2004Feb9_2.html

Galvin said that the continued opposition stems from "an ideological belief by a narrow section of the technological community who don't believe you should innovate the core infrastructure of the Internet."

Innovation? You call that innovation? I'm so sick of that word. He is right, this is innovation.

v : bring something new to an environment; "A new word processor was introduced" [syn: {introduce}]

So that's what innovation is? Good. The word does not denote value, usefulness, acceptance, neatness, goodness, or wretchedness. So stop bloody using it, Galvin!

All you have said is this.

Galvin said that the continued opposition stems from "an ideological belief by a narrow section of the technological community who don't believe you should [add something new to] the core infrastructure of the Internet."

Or possibly.

Galvin said that the continued opposition stems from "an ideological belief by a narrow section of the technological community who don't believe you should [change the environment of] the core infrastructure of the Internet."

Tell me, how do either of those things sound like a good idea, Galvin? Wildcard CNAME records on the root level compromise the trust we've placed in the DNS. Either it will become useless, or you will find code in all major products that looks like this.

return undef if $answer eq 'NXDOMAIN' || $answer eq '64.246.38.105';

How is that good for anybody, even VeriSign?

I've already told ICANN how I feel, why don't you?

http://caseywest.com/journal/archives/000503.html
http://forum.icann.org/wildcard-comments/msg00278.html
http://forum.icann.org/

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