Revenue pirates in the Network
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Quoted from the ICANN GA List. This was written from my Renesys email address, hannigan@renesys.
>To: "kidsearch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com> >Subject: Re: [ga] sitefinder is back? > > >At 04:06 PM 9/19/2006, kidsearch wrote: > >http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/09/03/1359221 > This is not new news. You can't relate it to the SiteFinder service since this is inside the borders of the ISP and do not impact the global infrastructure. The relationship between the provider and it's customers is not governed by ICANN. It's likely they are using Paxfire. See http://www.paxfire.com/ There are some products coming out around DNS revenue capture. If you examine what OpenDNS has done, it's taken revenue from the providers. The providers are recapturing that revenue. Theoretically, you can legitimately drop the host routes from something like OpenDNS and redirect them to your own solution within the confines of your own network and recapture that revenue. We have a new layer developing between the provider and their customers within the infrastructure they are revenue pirates for all intents and purposes. -M<  There seems to be little reason to believe that there is any consequence of dropping a route to another location in a provider network, either redirecting it to a similiar provider operated service, or dropping altogether. The precedent would be Vixies modification of BIND in response to SiteFinder, and the creation and adaptation of RBL's. I am not aware of any case law to suppor that. IANAL. -- Martin Hannigan (c) 617-388-2663 Renesys Corporation (w) 617-395-8574 Member of Technical Staff Network Operations firstname.lastname@example.org