PIR Opposes SiteFinder; Will Not Implement Similar Service for .ORG

By Doug Mehus

Public Interest Registry, the .ORG registry operator, sent a letter today to ICANN President and CEO Paul Twomey concerning VeriSign's implementation of a DNS wildcard redirection service commonly known as SiteFinder. The letter says that it supports ICANN's call for VeriSign to voluntarily suspend SiteFinder and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) preliminary position paper. It goes on to say that PIR will not be implementing any DNS wildcard to the .ORG zone. It urges ICANN to stand its ground, but also to implement a policy preventing registries from taking this kind of unilateral action in the future.

PIR spokeswoman Julie Williams sent me an advance copy of the full text of the letter before it is posted to the PIR website. So, without any further preamble, here is PIR's letter to ICANN from PIR Chairman David W. Maher:

members.shaw.ca/dmehus/assets/doc/letter-to-ICANN-re-SiteFinder-030921.doc

By Doug Mehus, Personal Banker. Visit the blog maintained by Doug Mehus here.

Related topics: DNS, ICANN, Registry Services, New TLDs

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