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Re: heads up: internic changes

  • From: Chris Mauritz
  • Date: Sat Mar 20 22:37:01 1999

Well, when people flee in droves, Chuck can go back to selling
cars/encyclopoedias, whatever.

For every high level admin they piss off, they must realize they're losing
all of the business those folks indirectly control.  In light of their
virtual monopoly, you'd think the gummint would be a bit more interested in
their shoddy service.

C

----- Original Message -----
From: Marc Slemko <marcs@znep.com>
To: <nanog@merit.edu>
Sent: Saturday, March 20, 1999 8:56 PM
Subject: heads up: internic changes


>
> Just FYI, if your company relies on any service that the internic provides
> WRT domain registrations to help your own customers in registering domain
> names, you should check to make sure everything still works.  You also
> probably want to be sure you don't let your customers anywhere near the
> InterNIC's web site, since they have gone even further in their attempts
> to confuse and trick people into paying for extra NSI services.
>
> http://www.internic.net/ now redirects you to
> http://www.networksolutions.com/ with many or most of the old URLs
> invalid.  Things like web based whois, access to forms, etc. are now
> entirely different and it doesn't appear any attempt has been made at not
> breaking sites that link to them.   In fact, the opposite seems true.
>
> Also, their finger-based frontend to their tracking system is
> coincidentally broken.
>
> Also, they conveniently don't have a ftp server accessible at
> ftp://ftp.internic.net/ but only on rs.internic.net.  In addition, the
> templates that used to be easily accessible from their website aren't any
> more, and you are now almost forced to go through their web based
> registration system which tries to lead you astray to their extra "value
> added services" at every step, unless you know you can get the templates
> via ftp at rs.internic.net.
>
> Also, they have deliberately obscured the line between their extra
> money-grubbing services and a basic domain registration even more.
>
> Also, their telnet based whois is no longer available, and with it goes
> the last hope for getting info of if a domain is on hold or not or
> of accessing whois during their frequent outages.
>
> Unfortunately, none of this has helped their online payment system which
> is still horribly slow or down most of the time.
>
> It is quite obvious they are running scared for their future.
> Unfortunately, they still don't realize that providing good customer
> service is their best way to ensure a future.
>
>






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