[conspire] Re: penlug DNS seems to be down...

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Dec 12 15:12:23 PST 2005

Quoting Bill Ward (bill at wards.net):

> Well, I assume you've heard about the whole Ebay Christmas issue?  It
> seems someone phished ebay and did some domain registration hijinks on
> Ebay's behalf using joker.com, and joker.com was unresponsive when
> Ebay tried to breathe down their necks about it.  They ended up
> getting Network Solutions to pull the plug on that domain, and my
> guess is somehow that ended up affecting joker itself.  I don't know
> how though, and maybe it's just a coincidence.

Sounds plausible.  

I'd heard rumblings about the Ebay thing, but not the actual story --
which I'll now have to look up.

> Their software precludes it, not DNS itself.  The Web-base DNS
> administration tool is required in order to get the forwarding
> features, and that tool does not allow one to set up nameservers other
> than the ones they provide.

Ah, OK.

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