Ringtones are a growing concern
and not just when people don't shut them off. Jamster
is a weekly ringtone subscription that advertises to kids on channels like Nick and MTV. Kids are attracted to crazy frogs
like a magnet and are using the service without parental permission
. Now Britain is launching a new inquiry
into Jamster's business practices
. And lawyers in California filed a class action lawsuit
against the company. But Jamster isn't just some fly-by-night operation trying to milk as much money from kids as they can before regulators crack down. Jamster is owned by VeriSign
It's also a fair question whether it's worth paying 3 bucks for a few seconds of a song that sounds like a player piano, when it costs less than a buck to get the whole thing on the web (especially now that that crazy frog is a single
). Why can't you just pay the 99 cents or whatever to get the song on your phone
posted by kenneth
on Jun 29, 2005 -
VeriSign to Sell Network Solutions
The Registry business
that is the backbone of the global .com and .net domain name infrastructure currently handles over 10 billion interactions per day, remains with VeriSign
as a critical component of its business. The customer-facing Registrar business
is the world's leading provider of domain name registrations, and an industry leader in value added services such as business email, websites, hosting and other web presence services. The Registrar
, which re-assumed the Network Solutions name in January of this year, constitutes the current Network Solutions business that is being sold. [emphasis added]
posted by quonsar
on Oct 16, 2003 -
High noon showdown on the Internet.
Well, 6:00 p.m. showdown, anyway. "For all these reasons, ICANN has today insisted that VeriSign suspend the SiteFinder service, and restore the .com and .net top-level domains to the way they were operated prior to 15 September 2003. If VeriSign does not comply with this demand by 6:00 PM PDT on 4 October 2003, ICANN will be forced to take the steps necessary to enforce VeriSign's contractual obligations." (via Spinnoff
, and a followup to this post
and this one
posted by UKnowForKids
on Oct 3, 2003 -
VeriSign Can Be Sued for Losing Your Domain Name
A Federal appeals court (Ninth Circuit) has ruled that the owner of the sex.com domain, who lost the domain when VeriSgin transferred it on the basis of a forged letter, can sue VeriSign for damages resulting from VeriSign's mistake. The sex.com case is worth millions, but anyone who has lost a domain name due to VeriSign's incompetence may now be able to draw their pound of flesh straight from those entrusted with making sure the registry process works.
posted by mikewas
on Jul 27, 2003 -
Just like people entering the carousel in Logan's Run
, people who renew their domains with Verisign/Network Solutions
aren't getting what they think they're getting. While the gentleman from scientium.com
claims Verisign's domain renewal policy is out-and-out fraud, it seems to me that it's merely business-as-usual in Verisign's increasing predilection to screw their customers by preying on their ignorance. Is there no end to Verisign's deceptive practices? Is
trust the foundation of every human relationship in this day and age?
posted by WolfDaddy
on May 9, 2002 -
Dean Allen of textism
for a Google bomb to be dropped on Verisign
. He's out to save Hoopla
... and in the process, perhaps all the sites which have been stolen as Verisign slept. Think it will work? Will you join in the fight?
posted by silusGROK
on May 3, 2002 -
Verisign to lay off 10% of its workforce.
I don't have anything to substantiate my intuition (other than the supposed 'insider' info posted here
, which now seems to be highly prescient), but I have a gut-wrenching fear that Verisign is going to go POOF soon. If it does, what will happen to the 'net as we know it?
posted by WolfDaddy
on Apr 25, 2002 -
While you might want to think so
none of the stories on this site are jokes. Ever since Network Solutions
was assimilated by Verisign
("Trust is the foundation of every human relationship"), their tactics to obtain (or retain) your business have gotten sneakier. Be warned, non-Verisign domain registrants, you may get an invoice from Verisign that looks like this
. Ethical? Hardly. Try as I might, I can't find anyone trying to stop Verisign from these practices. I'm beginning to think Verisign is really run by these folks
By the way, this is my first post. Please be gentle
posted by WolfDaddy
on Apr 1, 2002 -
this also recently happened to our friends at k10k.com along with numerous other legitimate domains in the recent past... an outrage. the blood trail does not lead very far:
heres what stinks my friends....
go to: www.k10k.com .... then click on merchant accounts... and take a look at who the number 2 listing is.... oh, i bet verisign comes up a few other places as well .... thoughts? - i suggest a boycott of netsol and versign until appropriate action is taken or at least their support for this organization ceases.
posted by specialk420
on Mar 22, 2002 -
New owners purchase the San Jose Sharks
George Gund III sold a majority share of the team to a group including Stratton Sclavos [Verisign], Tom McEnery [former mayor], Kevin Compton [Kleiner Perkins], Greg Reyes [Brocade], Gary Valenzuela [past Yahoo CFO], and Harvey Armstrong [MyCFO].
My only question... where is Scott McNealy?
posted by swenson
on Feb 27, 2002 -
another hairbrained scheme.
verisign (owner of network solutions) has devised a proprietory system that will allow cell-phone web-surfing fools to type in a phone number instead of a URL. it seems that "www.news.com" is hard on a keypad.
you have until april to apply to the new service (called WebNum) for one of the easy-to-remember numbers...1000, say. at which point WebNum (how much do I like saying that?) will decide on the most "effective" assignment of the requested shortcuts.
posted by rebeccablood
on Feb 20, 2001 -