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