February 27th, 2004

Verisign sues ICANN


I fall off my chair when I saw this news today. Are they nuts!?

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has no authority to prevent VeriSign from rolling out a search engine for users who mistype Internet addressees, VeriSign said, as well as another feature that allows users to sign up for a waiting list for desirable domain names.

Well, Verisign has no authority to roll out search engine using the .com DNS server in the first place! They forget they don’t own .com!

ps: I have no comments on WLS. That has no impact to the technical operation of the Internet.

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