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    I'm pulling my hair out trying to find out what Inktomi means by "DNS Failure". I've emailed PositionTechnologies but no response yet.
    The sites I have hosted with THMedia are no longer getting traffic from Inktomi because of this. Sites hosted elsewhere are okay. I checked with THMedia and they say all is well. The sites load fine and I can find no problem anywhere. Is anyone else having DNS Failues? Any Ideas?

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    Ray, I do have the same problem. All my sites hosted with THMedia have "DNS Failure". All others are just fine.
    Don't understand what is going on. It happened on the 13th. Waiting for the reindexing but more than 48h later it's still the same.

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    This happens for no good reason with Ineedhits/Inktomi too.. it tends to come back after a couple of days though.

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    It turns out to be a problem at Inktomi. I found three others this happened to. One was resolved in 3 days, one in 9 days and the third took two weeks. Just have to wait for Inktomi to sort it out.

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    I've had it since the 14th according to my reports. I just submitted a ticket about it before checking in here.

    Is anyone getting this on sites not at THMedia?

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    Probably has something to do with Verisign/Yahoo teaming up (yahoo=Overture & Inktomi) to control and monitize all 404 DNS traffic thta kicked off at the time of your failures.

    http://www.haque.net/verisign_dns_rant.php

    9/15
    VeriSign stands to gain financially, take a look at this excerpt from an AP
    > news blurb published yesterday the 15th:
    > [...]
    > Anyone find out any details of the contracts which VeriSign has apparently
    > signed to profit from this little venture?

    It looks like Overture is doing the paid listings:

    Compare http://sitefinder.verisign.com/spc?kw=Travel
    with http://www.overture.com/d/search/?Keywords=travel

    You can also see this by looking at the links on the results page.
    "www.expedia.com" is actually http://www3.overture.com/d/sr/?...

    And Inktomi is the provider of non-paid listings:

    Compare http://sitefinder.verisign.com/spc?sb=verisign+sucks
    with http://www.hotbot.com/default.asp?query=verisign+sucks

    Both Overture and Inktomi are now owned by Yahoo.

    Anyone with an Overture account can see what the high bids on the keywords
    Travel, Entertainment, Gambling, Shopping, Gifts, Computers, Autos,
    Insurance, Small Business, and Investing are now. From a SEC filing a while
    ago, I seem to recall that something near half of the money from each click
    goes back to the "search engine" in question, in this case Verisign.

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