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Microsoft takes down domains

Anonymous Coward writes | about 4 months ago


An anonymous reader writes "For some reason that escapes me, a Judge has granted Microsoft permission to hijack NoIP's dns. This is necessary according to Microsoft to thwart a 'global cybercrime epidemic' being perpetrated by infected Microsoft machines."
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I feel a great disturbance in the force (1)

metac0rtex (3682733) | about 4 months ago | (#47354885)

The fact that Microsoft is able to do this alone, with no government involvement other than the injunction is ALL KINDS OF BAD precident.

Microsoft's announcement should have been titled.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47355517)

"Microsoft dupes judge into destroying another company's business model and disrupts operations of millions of users and businesses"

This crap caused me to have to drive into a remote site today (over 100 miles round trip and associated hours). Microsoft should be hung up by their balls for this.

Also, I can't help but wonder if Microsoft has monetized this somehow...maybe they've arranged for commissions from pay DNS providers for any uptick in business.

re (1)

JohnVanVliet (945577) | about 4 months ago | (#47355933)

I used to use
and ALWAYS recommended it
it was a great service

It appears WAS warned and did nothing (1)

Sethra (55187) | about 4 months ago | (#47357823)

If you read the full complaint, there's an entire section (paragraphs 32-36) headlined Defendant Vitalwerks Is on Notice of the Dynamic DNS Abuse and Has Failed to Take Corrective Action wherein Microsoft acknowledges that No-IP does have an anti-abuse policy, but that they're not responsive and that they failed to follow the recommendations that Microsoft and Cisco had put forth earlier in the year. This would seem to contradict No-IP's claim that this was entirely out of the blue.

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