CowboyRobot writes: Paul Vixie (AboveNet, ARIN, ISC, MAPS, PAIX) has a fresh rant titled What DNS Is Not about the abuses of the Domain Name Server system. "What DNS is not is a mapping service or a mechanism for delivering policy-based information. DNS was designed to express facts, not policies. Because it works so well and is ubiquitous, however, it's all too common for entrepreneurs to see it as a greenfield opportunity... a few years ago VeriSign, which operates the.COM domain under contract to ICANN, added a "wild card" to the top of the.COM zone (*.COM) so that its authoritative name servers would no longer generate NXDOMAIN responses. Instead they generated responses containing the address of SiteFinder's Web site — an advertising server.
A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the
seed from which other committees will bloom.