Sites about alleged unethical or illegal conduct by Verisign.

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Confirmation Request e-mail from VeriSign
Text of a form e-mail sent by VeriSign to seek confirmation of a registrar change request and criticism of this process' implementation.
ICANN panel condemns Site Finder
A report says that VeriSign's redirection of nonexistent domain names to its own site violated accepted norms of conduct, and harmed businesses and individual Internet users. [CNET] (July 13, 2004)
Advisory Concerning Demand to Remove VeriSign's Wildcard
ICANN announcement that it has issued an ultimatum to VeriSign over the widespread harmful effects of the registrar's unilateral implementation of wildcards for .com and .net. (October 03, 2003)
VeriSign's redirect page leaking data
The search page at VeriSign, which appears for all mistyped .com and .net sites, passes information to a marketing firm. A computer security researcher said that this could include personal information. [The Sydney Morning Herald] (September 30, 2003)
Suit filed over VeriSign domain redirect
Longtime Internet litigator Ira Rothken has filed a class action suit against VeriSign over the registrar's redirection of mistyped .com and .net names to a search page it controls. [CNET] (September 26, 2003)
Verisign's 'SiteFinder' finds privacy hullabaloo
VeriSign's pay-for-play search, which appears for all unregistered .com and .net web sites, tries to set a cookie for a third party. Privacy advocates also worry that the registrar may be harvesting e-mail addresses. [SecurityFocus] (September 18, 2003)
Have you read what VeriSign is doing?
Cartoon commentary on DNS wildcards. Readers voice their opinions. [User Friendly] (September 17, 2003)
All your Web typos are belong to us
Reports that network admins are furious at Verisign for redirecting requests for nonexistent domains to an advertisement. [The Register] (September 16, 2003)
VeriSign Redirects Error Pages
CNET News article about the company's surprise decision to take control of all unassigned .com and .net domain names. (September 16, 2003)
Verisign Accused of DNS Slamming
Thomas C. Greene writes: "Now Verisign (formerly Network Solutions) is taking heat for a practice which borders on registrar slamming." [The Register] (March 26, 2002)
Verisign Reportedly Sending Deceptive Domain Registration Bills
Warning mail from GoDaddy Software to its customers about deceptive expiration notices which transfer registration to Verisign at triple the renewal cost. [Politech] (March 25, 2002)
Jeffrey Zeldman: 2 March 2001
Conclusion to a tale of poor service from Verisign. (March 02, 2001)
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