Annoying dynamic DNS updates (was Re: someone from attbi please contact me ...)

It reminds me of the Netgear and U of Wisconsin time server SNAFU.
Human Verification

The difference is that Netgear admitted responsibility and worked with
UW to cope with the issue. Further, Netgear has funded UW in it's
cleanup efforts and generally stepped up to the plate. As much as I

don't

care for Netgear's products, they did show decent corporate

responsibility

when UW was able to escalate to the appropriate management at Netgear.

Sounds like a great example to put
before the judge when you sue Microsoft.
Can anyone say "class action"?

--Michael Dillon

Microsoft can fight one class action suit a lot more easily than they can send
lawyers to Christiansburg, Virginia on 8 separate occasions (yes, there's at least
that many ISPs and providers in Montgomery County) to settle 8 different $400
lawsuits.

Micahel,
  I think class action is a less effective approach here. Micr0$0ft has
vast resources ready to take on any large single lawsuit and make it a very
expensive and resource intensive process for their opposition. On the other
hand, with a low (around $25 last I looked) filing fee and virtually no other
real costs involved, and, and expidited calendar (usually around 2-6 months
from filing to hearing), the small claims process looks much more attractive
as a method for dealing with this.

  Think about Micr0$0ft trying to fight off thousands or better millions
of small claims cases all over the country. Even if Micr0$0ft wins every
one, they lose.

Owen

contact me ...)

Think about Micr0$0ft trying to fight off thousands or better millions
of small claims cases all over the country. Even if Micr0$0ft wins every
one, they lose.

Owen

FWIW (and IANAL) in Ohio a corporation filing in small claims court requires
a lawyer to represent the company. This increases the cost to at least $250
just to get in the door. I would be suprised to get out with under a $1000
in legal fees.

Even though we have a Ohio spam law (yeah - I know we are talking about DNS
here..) AFAIK no ISP has bothered trying to use it since the cost relative
to the potential recovery is out of line.

Makes it pretty impractical to use this method for dealing with annoying but
economically minor issues.

Mark