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  AlterNIC founder extradited to the U.S. Dec 17 1997...
AlterNIC founder extradited to the U.S. Dec 17 1997...
Jailed AlterNIC cofounder Eugene Kashpureff today waived his right to oppose extradition from Canada and, as a result, could be in a U.S. courtroom as early as Friday to face FBI charges of wire and computer fraud.
PT : http://news.cnet.com/news/0,10000,0-1005-200-325038,00.html : Jailed AlterNIC cofounder Eugene Kashpureff today waived his right to oppose extradition from Canada and, as a result, could be in a U.S. courtroom as early as Friday to face FBI charges of wire and computer fraud.
www.goldhaven.com /discussion/messages/14743.html   (1290 words)

 Alternic shows its power   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Earlier this week, Alternic, an alternate domain name registry, redirected the Internic.net domain name to their site.
Alternic's CFO, Eugene Kashpureff, stated that they were protesting Internic's claim to ownership of ".com," ".org," and ".net." As of Sunday night, June 20, typing in
Alternic was nice enough to include a link to The Internic in their protest page.
www.geek.com /techupdate/alternic.htm   (77 words)

 EXN.ca | Technology
Kashpureff's problems began when, as a publicity stunt to draw visibility to his Alternic service, he hacked the Internet's domain name system so that Web browsers contacting the Internic's home page, http://www.internic.net, were redirected to his Alternic home page, http://www.alternic.net.
Eugene Kashpureff, founder of the Alternic, was in a detention center near the Toronto airport this morning, awaiting a hearing after being apprehended by Employment & Immigration Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) at his office on Friday.
Marc Hurst, acting managing director of the Alternic project, told Newsbytes this morning that he understood Kashpureff to be in the Toronto immigration detention center awaiting a hearing, which he assumed would be aimed at deporting Kashpureff to the United States.
www.exn.ca /Stories/1997/11/03/55.asp   (881 words)

 Wired News: AlterNIC to Reincarnate?
AlterNIC is the best known among the smattering of alternative domain-name registrars who want to see the market open up.
In AlterNIC's stead, Hendeles is preparing to launch a new service to take on Network Solutions' control over the domain-name space.
The debt was incurred by AlterNIC in March 1997, Hendeles said, when he began funding the registry after becoming involved with Kashpureff and his plans during the preceding year.
www.wired.com /news/technology/0,1282,11604,00.html   (1398 words)

 Computergram International: Alternic Backer Readies New Domain Registry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
However Jason Henedeles, who financed the AlterNic operations towards the end, is set to scoop up what remains in terms of AlterNic assets and make a bid for a slice of the domain name registry business that is set to open up to competition come October 1.
However, someone reported the crime to the FBI, who issued a warrant for his arrest and eventually got their man. Come October 1 the five and a half-year monopoly of will be over and other companies will be able to register domains in.com,.net and.org and possibly add other top-level domains to the root.
The AlterNic held the intellectual property for 13 of these names, including.xxx and.med, but some of them were apparently sold to others, so it was difficult to ascertain who actually owned them, said Hendeles.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0CGN/is_n158/ai_21004066   (628 words)

 EXN.ca | Technology
Kashpureff's problems began when, as a publicity stunt to draw visibility to his Alternic service, he altered the Internet's domain name system so that Web browsers contacting the Internic's home page, http://www.internic.net, were redirected to his Alternic home page, http://www.alternic.net.
The method he used to redirect users was a known vulnerability in the system and was effective on older systems that had not been upgraded to fix the problem.
The Alternic was set up to battle the monopoly the Internic holds on issuing domain names at the global level, in the "com," "net," and "org" hierarchies.
www.exn.ca /Stories/1997/11/26/51.asp   (452 words)

 AlterNIC founder arrested | CNET News.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
AlterNIC founder Eugene Kashpureff was arrested Friday in Toronto on U.S. charges related to wire fraud.
Marc Hurst, a spokesman for the AlterNIC, said Kashpureff was scheduled for a deportation hearing today.
Hurst said he had been contacted a few weeks ago by Canadian immigration authorities who were looking for Kashpureff because he was wanted by the FBI on warrants for several counts of wire fraud.
news.com.com /2100-1023-204904.html?legacy=cnet   (861 words)

 Computergram International: Alternatives To Domain Name Status Quo Jockey For Position   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
However, the AlterNic looks to be tearing itself apart, as founder Eugene Kashpureff, on bail on federal wire fraud charges, attempts to wrest control from the people who are now running the service (see separate story).
Another associate of the ORSC is Marc Hurst, who worked with Sexton on the AlterNic, and is also a member of CORE, as he runs a registrar in Canada.
Hurst says he expects some of the AlterNic's registrars to support what the ORSC is trying to do, namely get root zones co-ordinated so new TLDs can be added to the internet's root zone in an orderly fashion.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0CGN/is_n3349/ai_20300851   (501 words)

 New top-level domains promise descriptive names - SunWorld - September 1996
At this point, the Alternic is a fringe agency, which is not tied in directly to the standard DNS system the Internet relies on.
Although the Alternic may be a grand experiment, there are others who feel that it is more of a rogue operation that will only lead to a big mess.
For those that are eager to get a new domain name extension, there is a question of whether you sign up for one now, which may not work in the future, or whether you wait for the registries to be formed.
sunsite.uakom.sk /sunworldonline/swol-09-1996/swol-09-domain.html   (2660 words)

 The Business Technology News Network brought to you by TechWeb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The man who bent the Net last July appears to be headed to New York to stand trial on charges of computer fraud and wire fraud.
AlterNIC founder Eugene Kashpureff was arrested last Friday in Toronto by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at the request of U.S. law enforcement officials, and has been held in an immigration detention center since that time.
Kashpureff's AlterNIC company registers and has pushed for the acceptance of new top-level domains such as.sex,.ltd, or.med, and has long protested Network Solutions' government-granted monopoly on domain name registration.
www.techweb.com /wire/news/1997/11/1105alternic.html   (653 words)

 Domain Name System
The most succesful (at the time of writing - April 1998) is probably Alternic.
To use the Alternic DNS service you need to know the address of their root servers, one of these is
Including one of the Alternic servers in amongst the list of root servers will not provide consistent resolution of addresses in both hierarchies.
www.scit.wlv.ac.uk /~jphb/comms/dns.html   (2484 words)

 Massive Internet outage adds to InterNIC's woes (600) - PC Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
One organisation that has stepped up its campaign against the monopoly is AlterNIC, which has set up an alternative registry using unauthorised suffixes or top level domains (TLDs)- such as '.nic', '.sex' and '.xxx' instead of those controlled by InterNIC, '.com', '.net' and '.org'.
AlterNIC's maverick founder Eugene Kashpureff said this week that he has been able to hack into the domain name system (DNS) in which site addresses are registered, so that most Web users can access his alternative TLDs.
Usually, the problem with alternative registries such as AlterNIC and uDNS and eDNS is that users have to reconfigure their name servers to recognise them.
www.pcmag.co.uk /news/32314   (859 words)

 OpenNIC Members' Forum || Dropping AlterNIC and PacRoot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
I think it's time we went ahead and dropped their listings from the root zone unless we can get some kind of confirmation that they are still operating somewhere or that they do intend to return.
Incidentally, AlterNIC even has a year-old WP article that pronounces it defunct: [1] and Pacroot has worse.
It's unfortunate that alternate roots overall have not been very successful in the sense of at least staying in existence, but keeping their systems and peering listed as if they were still alive isn't helping anyone.
scoop.opennic.unrated.net /story/2005/12/21/42033/977   (567 words)

 OpenNIC Members' Forum || Problem with glue for AlterNIC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Alternic seems to still be providing glue records with bogus.com domains.
Not only is this bad, since it strongly implies that AlterNIC is fiddling data in other people's zones (well, maybe not other people's; that depends on who " Hendeles, Jason" is), but it means we're recursing through the AlterNIC servers on a.com query and that _should not_ be happening.
We're not supposed to be sending any queries to AlterNIC that aren't in their TLDs.
scoop.opennic.unrated.net /story/2001/3/14/103744/725   (692 words)

 Re: AlterNIC: DNS exploitation?
Ken, In essence, Alternic (http://www.alternic.net) shows that a smart player can virtually unseat Internet bodies.
For more information about the new domains (and thus new web sites, etc), follow the abovementioned link." The IP numbers of the root domain servers are not cast in stone: an ISP is free to configure its use DNS servers with alternative root domain servers.
Alternic challenges the Internet establishment by introducing competition between root domain servers.
www.apnic.net /mailing-lists/apple/archive/1996/09/msg00079.html   (206 words)

 The Domain Naming Controversy
Both the proposal by AlterNIC and the proposal by NSI have aspects which should be incorporated into the final solution based on the plan set out by the IAHC.
While open cooperative systems were common back when the Internet was being developed as a research and educational tool, commercial interests now play a large part in the development of the Internet so the viability of such an open standard is questionable considering the stability requirements of the business users.
However, if it was accepted as a mainstream approach to domain naming, many more disputes would arise and AlterNIC's complete policy on dispute resolution states: "any disputes between parties over the rights to use a particular name are to be settled between the contending parties using normal legal methods" (AlterNIC.NET, "AlterNIC Domain...").
www.darylpuryear.com /paper.html   (6298 words)

 AlterNIC founder faces extradition | CNET News.com
AlterNIC founder Eugene Kashpureff's extradition hearing was again delayed today, this time until December 12.
The FBI has issued a warrant for Kashpureff's arrest on federal charges of wire and computer fraud and is trying to get him extradited to the United States to face those charges.
That is why Kashpureff and his backers are arguing that even though some might say he tampered with the basic Internet infrastructure, he didn't cause any material damage.
news.com.com /2100-1023-205298.html?legacy=cnet&st.ne.fd.mdh   (711 words)

 Analysis: Errors and pranks escalate Internet address controversy - vnunet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Groups such as AlterNIC are not satisfied by the moves to open up the lucrative domain name process, made by the Internet Ad Hoc Committee and other Net governing bodies.
Kashpureff's hack was accomplished through a software algorithm that automatically causes the public name server to update itself so it is able to connect to some AlterNIC domains, for a limited time at least.
Others think the AlterNIC system is actually dangerous because it uses unreliable protocols and bogus data.
www.vnunet.com /analysis/32297   (1057 words)

 Re: Alternic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
By this I mean when they started serving new TLDs through their nameservers, and when they started their website at alternic.net.
I know that when I started there was already some discussion about new TLDs; from my point of view and I think the average experienced Net user point of view, it became an issue when the Internic started charging (though I'm sure it was an issue to some way before then).
The only thing the Alternic done is create confusion, publicity for themselves (I'm still amazed at Boardwatch), and bad blood.
www.gtld-mou.org /gtld-discuss/mail-archive/01438.html   (265 words)

 ISN 2002/08: RE: [ISN] Security flaw found in Microsoft Web bro
Forwarded from: Jason Coombs The only reason worms haven't incorporated DNS poisoning techniques yet is that their programmers weren't looking to be MITM.
The AlterNIC attack didn't rely on a worm, but it DID accomplish possibly the largest known DNS hijacking attack to date -- allowing automatic redirection of visitors attempting to reach the authentic InterNIC servers.
The AlterNIC wasn't attempting to be a MITM, either, but easily could have, and on a large scale.
lists.jammed.com /ISN/2002/08/0063.html   (498 words)

 Australian Net Guide - Domains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
December 1997 saw Kashpureff in gaol in Canada and his AlterNIC empire in ruins.
After 55 days in prison, he was extradited to the United States to face charges of computer and wire fraud.
Since the July incident, AlterNIC has dropped out of the domain race, but things haven't got any easier for Network Solutions.
www.netguide.aust.com /domains/alternic.html   (207 words)

 Wojna o domeny, Internet 9/97
Podobnie bowiem jak InterNIC, tak¿e i AlterNIC sprawowa³ ca³kowit± kontrolê nad g³ównymi serwerami nazw i jedynie on móg³ dokonywaæ zmian zarówno w samym zbiorze zarejestrowanych TLD, jak te¿ i w domenach wewn±trz tych TLD.
Na wyst±pienie to AlterNIC nigdy nie otrzyma³ odpowiedzi).
Ca³y czas dzia³a przecie¿ AlterNIC, na bazie którego Karl Denninger tworzy w³a¶nie nowy projekt.
www.ap.krakow.pl /papers/domeny.html   (5746 words)

 Judge Defers AlterNIC Action
Network Solutions is sole caretaker of the generic top-level domains.com,.net, and.org - a situation Kashpureff calls a monopoly and has attempted to derail.
Kashpureff fooled most of the Net's nameservers into changing the identity of the www.netsol.com and www.internic.net machines to that of his own.
Due to the distributed nature of the network, some servers may still resolve to AlterNIC, even though for Kashpureff, the jig is up.
www.gtld-mou.org /gtld-discuss/mail-archive/04525.html   (395 words)

 Re: AlterNIC, Flaws & Harvard
> In any case, I think Ken you have rightfully began a process of > consiousness of ALTERNIC and its politics, and we may want to >discuss this further to ensure everyone is kept informed.
Awang-Lah" wrote: > That's why I asked the question 'Is anyone in Asia Pacific already > embracing > AlterNIC?' Kashpureff said at least one large ISP in Malaysia has.
I am responsible for the other one (in operation) and I don't know much about AlterNIC, certainly not "embracing" it.
www.apnic.net /mailing-lists/apple/archive/1996/09/msg00119.html   (226 words)

 Hijacked Business Shows Frailty of System.
Sensing that the gravy train is approaching the station, NSI has begun asserting that it has a proprietary interest in these databases, which it does not intend to relinquish when its contract expires.
This possessiveness over what most of the rest of the world considers to be a public resource has made a number of people angry, including Eugene Kashpureff, operator of a competing domain name registry, the AlterNIC.
However it will also tell you that mail to loundy.com is handled by U.S. Host's mail server (true), and, if it is operated by hackers, it may also tell you that www.whitehouse.gov can be found at www.alternic.net (false).
www.loundy.com /CDLB/InterNIC_Hijack.html   (1542 words)

 AlterNIC: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
AlterNIC was an alternate DNS root (alternate DNS root: more facts about this subject) founded by Eugene Kashpureff.
Kashpureff was, and as such AlterNIC is now defunct.
is no longer associated with AlterNIC and is currently for sale.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/alternic3   (38 words)

 (fwd) AlterNIC founder faces extradition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
PT > >AlterNIC founder Eugene Kashpureff will face an extradition >hearing in Toronto, Canada, tomorrow morning.
In what Kashpureff called a >protest, he modified the master database that acts as a phone >directory for the Internet so that many surfers trying to get to >"www.internic.net" instead landed at "www.alternic.net," the >home page for the organization Kashpureff founded.
On that page >was information about AlterNIC's goals, as well as a link back to >InterNIC.
www.gtld-mou.org /gtld-discuss/mail-archive/06128.html   (339 words)

 DNS Mailing List Archives 1998-05: Re: DNS: AlterNIC and AUSRC
As I've said a million times now, AURSC has loaded all existing TLD data from any RSC as long as there is no known conflict.
I can see in the future where some countries will be required to reject some TLD's, such as SEXXX (AURSC) and SEX (AlterNIC) This has already been brought to our attention by a number of delegates from various countries, but it has a positive.
Sites in SEX and SEXXX can be assured they will not be Arrested for providing material in countried that isn't permitted.
www.dotau.org /archive/1998-05/0207.html   (667 words)

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