Geek.com Geek News - VeriSign stops SiteFinder service: "VeriSign has shut down its SiteFinder service. The company took the action to comply with an order issued by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). If VeriSign ignored the order, it would have faced sanctions as part of its contract with ICANN to administer the .com and .net domains. The company received a letter from ICANN on Friday stating that VeriSign had until 6 P.M. PDT Saturday to comply. ICANN had originally asked VeriSign to voluntarily remove the service on September 21st, but the company declined to do so."
Thank god for this. The chaos that could have ensued if this became standard practice would have been slightly larger than the chaos that esues every day on the Internet.