An anonymous reader writes "After .COM and .NET started using a wildcard, the internet community busily started creating patches to various pieces of software to circumvent this. It was said that this was a grave problem to the internet. Several official BIND patches were announced over the next few days. However, it turns out they weren't necessarily too well thought through. Usage of the patch unexpectedly broke at least 7 Top Level Domains, ISC announced 3 weeks later, after users started having problems. The .NAME registry has sent a formal letter to ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Comittee to warn against using the BIND patch, which they will look into in their next meeting. The intention may have been good, but... Stability? Anyone?"
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