I think this post makes a good case for review of Verisign's actions. This is not how an administrator for the two most important generic top level domains should act!
Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Verisign -- "The Value of Trust"?
Verisign is pulling now. The screen shot says it all. Essentially, all nonexistent domain names are resolving to 22.214.171.124, which itself resolves to sitefinder-idn.verisign.com. I learned about this issue through the NANOG (North American Network Operators Group), Slashdot, this article, and Verisign's "notification". The talk I've seen involves sitefinder.verisign.com, but that resolves to 126.96.36.199 for me. I even queried an authoritative domain name server for 188.8.131.52 (ns1.pnap.net, which handles the 94.64.in-addr.arpa domain). Some have said ISPs are already null-routing 184.108.40.206.