RE: [DNS] Marketing 101

RE: [DNS] Marketing 101

From: Marty Drill - Domain Candy <marty§>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 21:15:53 +1100
Interestingly the home page of the .com site is different today to
yesterday. An entry page has appeared, which for unsuspecting kids (and
their parents), is a good thing.

I suggest there were some Telstra execs making some pleading phone calls
with bags of cash in the waiting, to get it to happen.

I think it is good for the Australian industry, as it highlights the need
for the

I would have liked auDA to seize upon the opportunity to again highlight in
the press the importance of .au. This may have happened and I may have not
seen it. Regardless, a good lesson learned.




-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Ah Kit [mailto:ahkitj&#167;] 
Sent: Tuesday, 23 November 2004 8:44 PM
To: dns&#167;
Subject: Re: [DNS] Marketing 101

Kim Davies wrote:

>Quoting Malcolm Miles on Tuesday November 23, 2004:
>| On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 23:42:46 +0800, you wrote:
>| >,5744,114700
>| >70%255E2702,00.html
>| "Efforts by Telstra BigPond technicians to block access to the porn 
>| site failed."
>| How did they think they were going to do that? Perhaps they could 
>| filter it from BigPond users but not everybody is a BigPond user.
>Well, they are publishing fake records for the gay porn site to their 
>customers, thusly:
>This of couse raises interesting ethical questions about an ISPs right 
>to peform man-in-the-middle spoofing on your Internet traffic.
>Roll on DNSSEC I say, and this will be a thing of the past.
Kia ora Kim,

Surely there are easier ways of doing this filtering instead of spoofing the
DNS, such as (are they common in .au? I can't recall offhand) transparent
proxying. It'd filter it out less users, surely, but doesn't involve
spoofing DNS.

Though does raise, of course ethical issues too. Though I can't imagine too
many users wanting at the moment to visit a pr0n star's site over an Idol
winner. Dunno.

Ka kite,
Jonathan Ah Kit.

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