Chris also appears to be avidly following the IBM/Lotus DNS saga, and writes that there is news! (BTW, my joke plugin didn’t detect this change, because I didn’t expect it to happen any more. :-) )

The news? They’ve managed to get enough knowhow together to replace the whole resource record:

    ;; ANSWER SECTION:    300     IN      A

Ah, great. So now it works?

Well, not quite:

If you go to, you get a 403 error (Forbidden.) The HTML is a beaut, and full of lovely licensed material:

    <!doctype html public "html2.0">
    <!--                                                                        --> 
    <!-- (C) COPYRIGHT International Business Machines Corp. 1995, 1999         --> 
    <!-- All Rights Reserved                                                    --> 
    <!-- Licensed Materials - Property of IBM                                   --> 
    <!--                                                                        --> 
    <!-- US Government Users Restricted Rights - Use, duplication or            --> 
    <!-- disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.      --> 
    <!--                                                                        -->
       <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    <body background="">

The headers of the HTTP request:

    HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden by rule.
    Cache-Control: no-cache
    Pragma: no-cache
    Expires: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 09:59:33 GMT
    Last-Modified: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 09:59:33 GMT
    Content-Type: text/html
    Accept-Ranges: bytes
    Connection: close
    Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 09:59:33 GMT
    Server: IBM-PROXY-WTE/6.1
    Content-Length: 1391

Thanks, Chris!

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