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  Paul Vixie on VeriSign
Subject:   Give verisign what they want
Date:   2003-09-23 22:01:10
From:   anonymous2
Verisign wants traffic for nonexistent domains to go to their site? Give it to them.

Just put 1x1 images on your webpages that point to nonexistent domains.

e.g. img src="http://www.xkrjgnv0oed.com/" height=1 width=1

1x1 is preferable.

If enough people do this, verisign will have plenty of traffic.

You could even construct a "broken ribbon" protest logo with 1x1 broken images and 1x1 real images using fancy html with tables.

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  • Give verisign what they want
    2003-09-24 05:28:54  anonymous2 [View]

    Give me a break. Verisgn has more bandwidth than you could possibly imagine. They aren't going to care, even about billions upon billions of hits. In fact, I bet they'd just love that, since it would allow them to track users more, since they not only get info when they mistype a domain, but even while they are browsing normal sites, that just happen to have a 1x1 image.
    • Give verisign what they want
      2003-09-24 06:33:04  anonymous2 [View]

      It would take a heck of a lot but their redirect search server appears to have gotten slower. They have also stopped resolving some bogus domain names to the wildcard that they still were resolving to the wildcard ealier yesterday. For instance, verislime.com and a lot of other unfavorable references to verisign that resolved to the wildcard now result in an immediate intentional disconnection from DNS server. Thus, this suggests to me a lot of the hits to their site have been people screwing around checking how it works, working on blocking, and making a comment about versign in the process. The only reason to block it is to reduce the load since they figure these people won't user the search anyway. Here some results. First one that resolved yesterday but doesn't now and another that still does:

      $ nslookup www.verislime.com
      ** server can't find www.verislime.com: SERVFAIL

      $ nslookup www.verislime2.com
      Name: www.verislime2.com

      Any if that doesn't look familar:

      $ nslookup name = sitefinder-idn.verisign.com.

      A lot of other unfavorable versign bogus urls not longer resolve too.
    • Give verisign what they want
      2003-09-25 03:56:24  anonymous2 [View]

      How much bandwidth do they have? And how many servers do they have?

      It's not that cheap.
      • Give verisign what they want
        2003-09-25 20:50:37  anonymous2 [View]

        It's a good thing we don't have any sarcasm on this site...