VeriSign Inc.’s Site Finder has come under further scrutiny from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). A committee of the Internet governing body is investigating whether the service hurts the Internet’s stability. (full story)
My spin: If VeriSign was not like the Microsoft of domain names, I don’t think anyone would mind what Site Finder does – redirecting mis-typed, no-valid-domain web address to a VeriSign web site that helps the user find the site they are looking for. VeriSign is on a gray line here – but mainly because it held a monopoly on domain name registration.
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