VeriSign, à qui l'ICANN avait demandé de cesser son "service" de redirection, vient de répondre.
D'après les dirigeants de cette société, il faut attendre de voir ce que cela va donner avant d'arrêter le "service". De plus, ils affirment qu'ils sont prêts à écouter les recommendations de l'ICANN, mais qu'ils ont également tout un tas d'experts pour les soutenir.
AMA, ils semblent oublier qui est le patron.
Ci-joint le mail que je leur ai envoyé, je vous enjoins d'en faire de même.
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Intended to: Russell Lewis, please forward.
A propos your letter to Paul Twomey, http://www.icann.org/correspondence/lewis-to-twomey-21sep03.htm
You say other registries have done the same thing elsewhere. But we are not elsewhere. We are talking about the primary zones of the Internet, the ones everyone use.
You say this was done after months of testing. I really need to think hard to trust you. I really see no benefit at all in that "improvement".
You say you "serve" the Internet community, it looks more like you use it to make money by all means, even if it's not exactly legal and in accordance to standards.
It isn't very difficult to see that your company has a long history of bad behaving:
I really wonder why Icann gave you rights you don't deserve.
You say you are "instersted in any objective technical information". To my knowledge, that was not another technical report, it was a direct order from Icann to stop what you were doing. Assuming you are the one who decide seems to me very arrogant. This is an insult to the authority Icann has rightfully acquired from the Internet community.
We don't want you to explain us once again that it's good, we know that it is not. We want you to stop breaking the Internet for your own profit. I truthfully ask you that you immediately take the appropriate steps to suspend the "service" as you call it, and restore the stability of the Internet, for everyone's benefit.
As an everyday Internet user, the first obvious issue with your system is that now, when I ask my browser to go to verisign-doesnt-listen-to-icann.com, instead of telling me the domain doesn't exist, it tries for ages to connected to your overcrowded server and just times out. Are you trying to make me think getting an error after 10 seconds instead of 0.5 is a benefit ???
Also, your wildcard, which includes an MX entry, allows spammers to work around mail filters which assert the existance of the sending host. This is called connivance. May I remind you that in some countries you can get procecuted for spamming.
As an engineer I cannot approve this either, besides your mail bot doesn't even respect the RFCs.
Be assured I'll consider your "services" if I ever need them.