Verisign really are a bunch of cnuts… Sometime on Monday 15th they decided to resolve all nonexistent .com, .org and .net domain names to one of their own servers. Not only does this show a complete disregard for their already rather tenuous position as ‘owners’ of the US TLDs but it will also actually break things quite badly. Read the story as reported on Slashdot.
My mate Doug has, as usual, written some sage words for his NetImperative column about this, but it’s not online yet and he hasn’t been arsed to update BritishSteal for some time, so you’ll have to guess what he said. It was good though. If I still had the mail I’d put it up here, but I deleted it.