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[ NNSquad ] Amidst Outage, GoDaddy Moves DNS to Competitor VeriSign

Amidst Outage, GoDaddy Moves DNS to Competitor VeriSign

http://j.mp/S5c8IG  (Wired)

  "Following a day-long Domain Name Service server outage, web hosting
   provider GoDaddy is letting its competitor, VeriSign, host its DNS
   servers.  On Friday afternoon - about four hours after it was knocked
   offline - GoDaddy's administrators made a change to the company's DNS
   records, indicating that they were shifting control of the servers
   from GoDaddy to VeriSign."

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The DNS -- from technical, policy, and just about every other angle
you can name, has become a rickety, obsolete train wreck.  Adding on
masses of new TLDs, DNSSEC, and all the rest, is like piling more
floors onto a high-rise version of the Munster Mansion built on a
foundation that makes the Leaning Tower of Pisa look well-sited by
comparision.  It's time to thank DNS for its hard work, and prepare it
to join the other residents of punched-card and magnetic tape heaven.
Whether the replacement is a distributed IDONS-type system or
something else, the writing has long been on the wall.  Now the walls
are caving in.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com
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Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com
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