VeriSign wants to profit from your mistakes

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posted on Sep, 12 2003 @ 10:23 PM
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VeriSign Inc is testing changes to its domain name system services, which could generate tens of millions in revenue a year for itself and partners, and which would impact the way almost every internet user surfs the web.

A VeriSign spokesperson confirmed yesterday that the company is internally testing a system whereby web domain name lookups in the .com and .net domains that would normally return error messages would instead return a web page.

www.cbronline.com...

I guess it's a way to make money, but it's kinda creepy how you could end up looking at a web page other than what you thought you were going to. I think I'd rather see the error page.

"Like many registries, we're continually exploring ideas on how to enhance the user experience," the VeriSign spokesperson said, confirming a report in Friday's Wall Street Journal and declining further comment.




posted on Sep, 19 2003 @ 11:42 PM
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And on the same topic:

reuters.com...

VeriSign is getting sued over this.



posted on Sep, 19 2003 @ 11:49 PM
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Originally posted by Mycroft

And on the same topic:

reuters.com...

VeriSign is getting sued over this.
Good!
We did a lookupfor our site the other day to find that they had changed the owner of our site to tucows.
needless to say we were less than amused.


[Edited on 20-9-2003 by NephraTari]



posted on Sep, 20 2003 @ 01:44 AM
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Maybe it's an example of how illiterate most people are today?





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