[NA-Discuss] Fwd: "Domain Protection Racket" Promotion on Network Solutions Home Page

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Mon Aug 29 21:25:52 UTC 2011

>>  Anybody know these guys?
>>  http://www.pfir.org/index.html#info
> Yes. Lauren and Peter.

Yup.  I taught Lauren Weinstein to fix broken Unix file systems when he 
was a summer intern at RAND in 1976.  Met Peter at a conference or two.

He's kind of excitable, but he generally gets his facts right.

Surely it doesn't come as a surprise to anyone that the basic business 
model for .XXX is a protection racket.


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