HAD to post this…

It seems that Verisign (our friends at Network Solutions, of course) has made it so any mistyped domain name that doesn’t go to someone scamming on another domain, will now go to their own “404” page. dejah420’s post over at MetaFilter makes the point that they’re now the largest cybersquatter. I’d have to say I agree. I don’t see how they can really do this and not have it be an issue. Pretty shady stuff, if you ask me. It’s almost as bad as people who hijack real URLs and make them go to spam or pr0n sites. leuschke.org tracks back and offers links at ICANN which you can contact with complaints and comments. Screw them. This is ridiculous. Next thing we’ll be hearing is that someone has the rights to one-click ordering. Oh, wait – that already happened.

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