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Re: [opennic-discuss] Beginning test to reclaim confiscated domains

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  • From: Jeff Taylor <shdwdrgn AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] Beginning test to reclaim confiscated domains
  • Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:42:06 -0700
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Another thought on the matter... We don't have to only be reactive to the situation, we can also be proactive. For example, we know the torrent sites are a big target of this whole situation, and there was some previous interest by the p2p folks - so we should also consider preemptively snagging the dns records of sites like the pirate bay.

Of course, the other big target seems to be the counterfeit item sites. I personally could care less if I'm unable to find an imitation handbag, but if there is some genuine interest in regaining these sites, I'm certainly not going to reject the requests out of personal indifference.

On 12/15/2011 01:25 PM, Jeff Taylor wrote:
For the time being, I am personally hosting the file that contains the overrides, and I will be manually updating this list. The potential for abuse of this data is *huge*, and quite frankly I'm not comfortable with relying on web security to try and create a 'safe' web-based automated system for compiling this data. Taking this one step further, at some point I may even post checksums to this mailing list for the files that I generate, just to allow folks the option of offsite verification of the files.

As for obtaining the original records, I believe the best method is locating the original dns host as quickly as possible and acquiring the DNS info (either by slaving the zone if possible, or at least getting the IP info for the original website). In my test case with, a google search led me to their original DNS server, which in fact is still hosting the domain. This is certainly our best-case scenario.

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