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RE: Statements against new.net?
- From: Simon Higgs
- Date: Fri Mar 16 23:55:00 2001
At 12:06 PM 3/16/01 -0500, Jeff Workman wrote:
Since new.net (and others) seem to want to blatantly ignore the standards
set forth by the IETF, ICANN, and others, why don't we "bend" the
standards and stack the deck in our own favor? Let's all make our own DNS
servers authoritative for "new.net." And, to prevent people from finding
out the IP addresses and getting to new.net that way, either blackhole the
routes, or add host routes on your LAN that points to some www server/page
that points out why what new.net is doing is a Bad Thing.
Send us all a postcard from prison, OK:
4. Stability of the root zone and criminal consequences
It should be recognized that in the United States, altering DNS
records to the detriment of a pre-existing organization is covered
under federal computer fraud statute, 18 United States Code, Section
1030. As a result, criminal convictions have resulted from the
alteration of DNS information. Most countries now have similar
 U.S. vs. Kashpureff (NY)
We need new TLDs in order to support the growth of the internet. However,
we don't need to do it the way new.net is, and they need to be nipped in
So instead of wasting energy making the case against you for the
prosecution, why don't you use that energy productively in this situation?
New.net already know this. They don't yet know how to go about it.
It's a feature not a bug...