When David Fitzpatrick’s software for tracking and analyzing junk e-mail didn’t work correctly, the Web designer assumed he had made programming mistakes and spent hours trying to fix them.
Then he discovered it wasn’t his skills that were faulty. The culprit was VeriSign Inc., which launched a service guiding Web users who mistype addresses. Side effects have prompted a fierce debate over who’s in charge of the Internet.(full story)
My spin: We must keep in mind, however, that Verisign, although it HAD a monopoly on domain names and now even holds the lion’s share of web addresses (I think) they are about making money and furthering their business. So let’s not be too communistic here…like the ridiculous “do not call list”.
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