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25 Jun 2012
An ICANN-accredited registrar known variously as Domain Registry of America, Domain Registry of Canada, and Brandon James Internet is famous for sending out fake domain renewal notices. They are physically located west of Toronto, not far from the US border. Despite being sanctioned by both the Federal Trade Commission in the US and the Competition Bureau in Canada, they made minor adjustments to the notices, and in the latter case, changed their name, and kept at it.
Someone asked whether they're still sending out fake domain notices. Oh, yes, I have a stack of them about 10cm (that's four inches in the US) high. Click on the image to see the three that arrived in today's mail.
I have long said that something is deeply broken in ICANN's registration accreditation agreement and compliance process if they permit these scammers to continue for a decade under ICANN's nose. That hasn't changed either.
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23 Jun 2012
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21 Jun 2012
In recent months there's been a robust and apparently well-funded debate about the legal status of search engine results, in particular Google's search results. On Tuesday, Tim Wu, a well-known law professor at Columbia weighed in with an op-ed in the New York Times, arguing that it's silly to claim that computer software has free speech rights. Back in April, equally famous UCLA professor Eugene Volokh published a paper, funded by Google, that came to the opposite conclusion, that in some cases they do. (Personally, I think they do to the extent the results reflect the intentions of the humans who wrote the code.)The reason this is a hot topic, of course, is because some people whose web sites don't appear as high as they'd like in search results think it's a monopolistic plot against them, and Google should be required to present search results in a neutral way. It might be, but more likely it's not, and the cure would be far worse than the problem.
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16 Jun 2012
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13 Jun 2012
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07 Jun 2012
Although I'm sceptical that IPv6 will have any practical use in e-mail in the forseeable future, it makes plenty of sense for web sites. The web browsers on mobile phones are likely to have direct v6 connections, but NAT or proxies for IPv4, so web sites can work better if they're available on IPv6. Since it makes no difference at all for mail, my advice is to work on v6 for your web sites and forget it for mail. (If you run a large ISP, IPv6 makes sense for internal POP, IMAP, and SUBMIT servers, but if you run a large ISP, you already knew that.)
Taking my own advice, this blog has been available via IPv6 for the better part of a year. Did anyone notice?
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