Monday, January 21, 2008

Peering arrangements, part 2..and ads at WHOIS records!

This is interesting, suddenly my blog has raised substantial interest..

Now I've heard another version of the Nebula vs. Eunet peering story. According to this, the choice for Nebula to peer with Eunet at Stockholm is totally Nebula's decision. Oh well. From an old network geek viewpoint, for two finnish ISP:s peering at Stockholm is really funny. Ten years ago that would have been financially impossible.

I guess I haven't heard the final version on this one. :)

Then something completely different. Just noticed that Network Solutions has started to place ad slots to WHOIS records. Let's have a look at record of, the American Registry of Internet Numbers for example:

American Registry for Internet Numbers
3635 Concord Parkway, Suite 200
Chantilly, VA 20151

Domain Name: ARIN.NET

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Learn how you can get an Enhanced Business Listing here for your domain name.
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Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Ryanczak, Matt
American Registry for Internet Numbers

..and so on. It seems that this started today. Just wondering how many scripts go bonkers around the globe because of this.

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