Judge orders VeriSign to stop ad campaign
May 16, 2002 1:21 AM   Subscribe

Judge orders VeriSign to stop ad campaign A U.S. court on Tuesday ordered Internet naming giant VeriSign Inc. to immediately cease a direct-mail campaign that used what a rival called deceptive advertising to poach its customers. A development in an earlier posted story.
posted by timeistight (7 comments total)
If this is considered a double post, please accept my apology. I asked about this in MetaTalk and was told to go ahead and post it.
posted by timeistight at 1:25 AM on May 16, 2002

How is it that we criticize "the gang at Critical IP [who] feel the whois database is a virtual goldmine worth cold-calling and bothering you at home" but fail to criticize VeriSign for their misuse of the whois data base, a misuse required for this ad campaign?
posted by DBAPaul at 6:31 AM on May 16, 2002

Who is failing to criticise VeriSign? There are numerous criticisms, articles have been written outlining numerous offenses by the company, including misuse of the whois database. There are plenty of people who are plenty fed up with Verisign and are making their displeasure known in no uncertain terms.
posted by Dreama at 7:08 AM on May 16, 2002

I really wish my registrar was part of the suit...I've gotten numerous "invoices" from Verisign and have complained about all of them; to Verisign, to my registrar and to the FTC.
posted by dejah420 at 7:23 AM on May 16, 2002

boy, sure makes one think twice about *trusting them*, which is the whole point of their business isn't it?
posted by muppetboy at 8:37 AM on May 16, 2002

I just got one of those fake "renewal notice" pieces of spam crap in the mail today. What's weird is that I've used a fake address in my whois information, and this was sent to the address where I currently (for the next fifteen days or so) live. What's up with that?
posted by kittyb at 2:55 PM on May 16, 2002

It's about time someone is attempting to clean up the pig crap that we call Verisign.
posted by Kevin Sanders at 5:18 PM on May 16, 2002

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