VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) , announced the timetable for temporarily suspending Site Finder, a service to improve Web navigation for Internet users.
Per ICANN’s directive, VeriSign will temporarily suspend the service on 6 p.m. PT on Saturday, Oct. 4.
VeriSign requested a three-day extension to give notice to the community, but ICANN rejected the request.
Launched September 15, Site Finder provides tools for Internet users who mistype a domain name or attempt to connect to a web site that doesn’t exist. Instead of receiving a cryptic error message, users receive a Web page that offers a search box, a “Did You Mean?” listing of similar domain names, and a listing of popular categories related to the search request. Through Thursday, Oct. 2, Site Finder has been used more than 40 million times by Internet users to get where they want to go online.
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