Monday, 6 September 2010

Colin Drew versus Colin Drew: barefruit.co.uk web misdirection monkeys

So BT hijacked my DNS. Big deal you might say - well actually it breaks *stuff* [PDF] all over the internet.

I wondered who was the chief monkey in charge of monkeying with it as someone, somewhere must have a clue about implementing this. I did some digging.

Colin Drew (of barefruit.co.uk) is their UNIX dude. He is the man responsible for selling out to the man and really should know better:

http://barefruit.co.uk/about_us.htm


Wouldn't be the same Colin Drew who signed this petition would he?

http://www.petitioncenter.com/verisign-dns/2401/

Search for Colin Drew, of Camel Networks..... and what do we get? qax.org. Registered to a Colin Drew:

tng@danny:~$ whois qax.org
NOTICE: Access to .ORG WHOIS information is provided to assist persons in
determining the contents of a domain name registration record in the Public Interest Registry
registry database. The data in this record is provided by Public Interest Registry
for informational purposes only, and Public Interest Registry does not guarantee its
accuracy. This service is intended only for query-based access. You agree
that you will use this data only for lawful purposes and that, under no
circumstances will you use this data to: (a) allow, enable, or otherwise
support the transmission by e-mail, telephone, or facsimile of mass
unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations to entities other than
the data recipient's own existing customers; or (b) enable high volume,
automated, electronic processes that send queries or data to the systems of
Registry Operator or any ICANN-Accredited Registrar, except as reasonably
necessary to register domain names or modify existing registrations. All
rights reserved. Public Interest Registry reserves the right to modify these terms at any
time. By submitting this query, you agree to abide by this policy.

Domain ID:D863541-LROR
Domain Name:QAX.ORG
Created On:22-Jan-1998 05:00:00 UTC
Last Updated On:13-Sep-2009 10:54:20 UTC
Expiration Date:21-Jan-2011 05:00:00 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:eNom, Inc. (R39-LROR)
Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Registrant ID:tuWTEKpgrPw78jsm
Registrant Name:Colin Drew
Registrant Organization:Colin Drew
Registrant Street1:12, Settington Avenue
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Chatham
Registrant State/Province:Kent
Registrant Postal Code:ME50AH
Registrant Country:GB
Registrant Phone:+44.1634813890
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:domains@qax.org
Admin ID:tueqZntOa8KhSEae
Admin Name:Colin Drew
Admin Organization:Colin Drew
Admin Street1:12, Settington Avenue
Admin Street2:
Admin Street3:
Admin City:Chatham
Admin State/Province:Kent
Admin Postal Code:ME50AH
Admin Country:GB
Admin Phone:+44.1634813890
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:
Admin FAX Ext.:
Admin Email:domains@qax.org
Tech ID:tucz02zvcxIwqM1w
Tech Name:Colin Drew
Tech Organization:Colin Drew
Tech Street1:12, Settington Avenue
Tech Street2:
Tech Street3:
Tech City:Chatham
Tech State/Province:Kent
Tech Postal Code:ME50AH
Tech Country:GB
Tech Phone:+44.1634813890
Tech Phone Ext.:
Tech FAX:
Tech FAX Ext.:
Tech Email:domains@qax.org
Name Server:US01.AMERICAS.CAMELDNS.COM
Name Server:UK01.EUROPE.CAMELDNS.COM
Name Server:
Name Server:
Name Server:
Name Server:
Name Server:
Name Server:
Name Server:
Name Server:
Name Server:
Name Server:
Name Server:
DNSSEC:Unsigned


So now we need to tie camelnetworks.com, cameldns.com with camelbackup.com. Easy peasy:

Camelnetwork.com is owned by Chris Burton of 8086.net:

tng@danny:~$ whois camelnetwork.com

Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
for detailed information.

Domain Name: CAMELNETWORK.COM
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.enom.com
Referral URL: http://www.enom.com
Name Server: STAFF.UK00.EUROPE.CAMELDNS.COM
Name Server: STAFF.US00.AMERICAS.CAMELDNS.COM
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 02-jan-2010
Creation Date: 03-jan-2003
Expiration Date: 03-jan-2011

>>> Last update of whois database: Mon, 06 Sep 2010 19:37:08 UTC <<<

NOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the
registrar's sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is
currently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration
date of the domain name registrant's agreement with the sponsoring
registrar. Users may consult the sponsoring registrar's Whois database to
view the registrar's reported date of expiration for this registration.

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database through the use of electronic processes that are high-volume and
automated except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or
modify existing registrations; the Data in VeriSign Global Registry
Services' ("VeriSign") Whois database is provided by VeriSign for
information purposes only, and to assist persons in obtaining information
about or related to a domain name registration record. VeriSign does not
guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a Whois query, you agree to abide
by the following terms of use: You agree that you may use this Data only
for lawful purposes and that under no circumstances will you use this Data
to: (1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass
unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail, telephone,
or facsimile; or (2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes
that apply to VeriSign (or its computer systems). The compilation,
repackaging, dissemination or other use of this Data is expressly
prohibited without the prior written consent of VeriSign. You agree not to
use electronic processes that are automated and high-volume to access or
query the Whois database except as reasonably necessary to register
domain names or modify existing registrations. VeriSign reserves the right
to restrict your access to the Whois database in its sole discretion to ensure
operational stability. VeriSign may restrict or terminate your access to the
Whois database for failure to abide by these terms of use. VeriSign
reserves the right to modify these terms at any time.

The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .EDU domains and
Registrars.=-=-=-=
Visit AboutUs.org for more information about camelnetwork.com
AboutUs: camelnetwork.com

Registration Service Provided By: 8086 Limited
Contact: Domains@8086.net
Visit: http://www.8086.net/

Domain name: camelnetwork.com

Registrant Contact:
NA
Camel Network ()

Fax:
Unit 11, St. Thomas St. Workshops
Newcastle upon Tyne, TYNE & Wear NE1 4LE


Administrative Contact:
8086 Limited
Chris Burton (Domains@8086.net)
+1.1636858086
Fax: +44.1636858085
17 Lowfield Lane
Balderton
Newark, NG24 3HJ
GB

Technical Contact:
8086 Limited
Chris Burton (Domains@8086.net)
+1.1636858086
Fax: +44.1636858085
17 Lowfield Lane
Balderton
Newark, NG24 3HJ
GB

Status: Locked

Name Servers:
STAFF.UK00.EUROPE.CAMELDNS.COM
STAFF.US00.AMERICAS.CAMELDNS.COM

Creation date: 04 Jan 2003 04:08:17
Expiration date: 04 Jan 2011 04:08:00



Get Noticed on the Internet! Increase visibility for this domain name by listing it at www.whoisbusinesslistings.com
=-=-=-=
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related to a domain name registration record. We make this information
available "as is," and do not guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a
whois query, you agree that you will use this data only for lawful
purposes and that, under no circumstances will you use this data to: (1)
enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that stress or load
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enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited,
commercial advertising or solicitations via direct mail, electronic
mail, or by telephone. The compilation, repackaging, dissemination or
other use of this data is expressly prohibited without prior written
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We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time. By submitting
this query, you agree to abide by these terms.
Version 6.3 4/3/2002


He also owns:

tng@danny:~$ whois cameldns.com

Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
for detailed information.

Domain Name: CAMELDNS.COM
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.enom.com
Referral URL: http://www.enom.com
Name Server: STAFF.UK00.EUROPE.CAMELDNS.COM
Name Server: STAFF.US00.AMERICAS.CAMELDNS.COM
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 18-may-2010
Creation Date: 12-feb-2002
Expiration Date: 12-feb-2011

>>> Last update of whois database: Mon, 06 Sep 2010 19:40:42 UTC <<<

NOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the
registrar's sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is
currently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration
date of the domain name registrant's agreement with the sponsoring
registrar. Users may consult the sponsoring registrar's Whois database to
view the registrar's reported date of expiration for this registration.

TERMS OF USE: You are not authorized to access or query our Whois
database through the use of electronic processes that are high-volume and
automated except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or
modify existing registrations; the Data in VeriSign Global Registry
Services' ("VeriSign") Whois database is provided by VeriSign for
information purposes only, and to assist persons in obtaining information
about or related to a domain name registration record. VeriSign does not
guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a Whois query, you agree to abide
by the following terms of use: You agree that you may use this Data only
for lawful purposes and that under no circumstances will you use this Data
to: (1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass
unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail, telephone,
or facsimile; or (2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes
that apply to VeriSign (or its computer systems). The compilation,
repackaging, dissemination or other use of this Data is expressly
prohibited without the prior written consent of VeriSign. You agree not to
use electronic processes that are automated and high-volume to access or
query the Whois database except as reasonably necessary to register
domain names or modify existing registrations. VeriSign reserves the right
to restrict your access to the Whois database in its sole discretion to ensure
operational stability. VeriSign may restrict or terminate your access to the
Whois database for failure to abide by these terms of use. VeriSign
reserves the right to modify these terms at any time.

The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .EDU domains and
Registrars.=-=-=-=
Visit AboutUs.org for more information about cameldns.com
AboutUs: cameldns.com

Registration Service Provided By: 8086 Limited
Contact: Domains@8086.net
Visit: http://www.8086.net/

Domain name: cameldns.com

Registrant Contact:
8086 Limited
Chris Burton ()

Fax:
17 Lowfield Lane
Balderton
Newark, NG24 3HJ
GB

Administrative Contact:
8086 Limited
Chris Burton (domains@8086.net)
+441636858086
Fax: +441636858085
17 Lowfield Lane
Balderton
Newark, NG24 3HJ
GB

Technical Contact:
8086 Limited
Chris Burton (Domains@8086.net)
+441636858086
Fax: +441636858085
17 Lowfield Lane
Balderton
Newark, NG24 3HJ
GB

Status: Locked

Name Servers:
STAFF.UK00.EUROPE.CAMELDNS.COM
STAFF.US00.AMERICAS.CAMELDNS.COM

Creation date: 12 Feb 2002 06:12:03
Expiration date: 12 Feb 2011 06:12:00



Get Noticed on the Internet! Increase visibility for this domain name by listing it at www.whoisbusinesslistings.com
=-=-=-=
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related to a domain name registration record. We make this information
available "as is," and do not guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a
whois query, you agree that you will use this data only for lawful
purposes and that, under no circumstances will you use this data to: (1)
enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that stress or load
this whois database system providing you this information; or (2) allow,
enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited,
commercial advertising or solicitations via direct mail, electronic
mail, or by telephone. The compilation, repackaging, dissemination or
other use of this data is expressly prohibited without prior written
consent from us.

We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time. By submitting
this query, you agree to abide by these terms.
Version 6.3 4/3/2002

and


tng@danny:~$ whois camelbackup.com

Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
for detailed information.

Domain Name: CAMELBACKUP.COM
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.enom.com
Referral URL: http://www.enom.com
Name Server: STAFF.UK00.EUROPE.CAMELDNS.COM
Name Server: STAFF.US00.AMERICAS.CAMELDNS.COM
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 28-jan-2010
Creation Date: 12-feb-2002
Expiration Date: 12-feb-2011

>>> Last update of whois database: Mon, 06 Sep 2010 19:33:33 UTC <<<

NOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the
registrar's sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is
currently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration
date of the domain name registrant's agreement with the sponsoring
registrar. Users may consult the sponsoring registrar's Whois database to
view the registrar's reported date of expiration for this registration.

TERMS OF USE: You are not authorized to access or query our Whois
database through the use of electronic processes that are high-volume and
automated except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or
modify existing registrations; the Data in VeriSign Global Registry
Services' ("VeriSign") Whois database is provided by VeriSign for
information purposes only, and to assist persons in obtaining information
about or related to a domain name registration record. VeriSign does not
guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a Whois query, you agree to abide
by the following terms of use: You agree that you may use this Data only
for lawful purposes and that under no circumstances will you use this Data
to: (1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass
unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail, telephone,
or facsimile; or (2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes
that apply to VeriSign (or its computer systems). The compilation,
repackaging, dissemination or other use of this Data is expressly
prohibited without the prior written consent of VeriSign. You agree not to
use electronic processes that are automated and high-volume to access or
query the Whois database except as reasonably necessary to register
domain names or modify existing registrations. VeriSign reserves the right
to restrict your access to the Whois database in its sole discretion to ensure
operational stability. VeriSign may restrict or terminate your access to the
Whois database for failure to abide by these terms of use. VeriSign
reserves the right to modify these terms at any time.

The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .EDU domains and
Registrars.=-=-=-=
Visit AboutUs.org for more information about camelbackup.com
AboutUs: camelbackup.com

Registration Service Provided By: 8086 Limited
Contact: Domains@8086.net
Visit: http://www.8086.net/

Domain name: camelbackup.com

Registrant Contact:
NA
Colin Drew ()

Fax:
12, Settington Avenue
Chatham, KENT ME5 0AH


Administrative Contact:
8086 Limited
Chris Burton (Domains@8086.net)
+1.1636858086
Fax: +44.1636858085
17 Lowfield Lane
Balderton
Newark, NG24 3HJ
GB

Technical Contact:
8086 Limited
Chris Burton (Domains@8086.net)
+1.1636858086
Fax: +44.1636858085
17 Lowfield Lane
Balderton
Newark, NG24 3HJ
GB

Status: Locked

Name Servers:
STAFF.UK00.EUROPE.CAMELDNS.COM
STAFF.US00.AMERICAS.CAMELDNS.COM

Creation date: 12 Feb 2002 06:12:06
Expiration date: 12 Feb 2011 06:12:00



Get Noticed on the Internet! Increase visibility for this domain name by listing it at www.whoisbusinesslistings.com
=-=-=-=
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purposes only, that is, to assist you in obtaining information about or
related to a domain name registration record. We make this information
available "as is," and do not guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a
whois query, you agree that you will use this data only for lawful
purposes and that, under no circumstances will you use this data to: (1)
enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that stress or load
this whois database system providing you this information; or (2) allow,
enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited,
commercial advertising or solicitations via direct mail, electronic
mail, or by telephone. The compilation, repackaging, dissemination or
other use of this data is expressly prohibited without prior written
consent from us.

We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time. By submitting
this query, you agree to abide by these terms.
Version 6.3 4/3/2002

and there is a Colin Drew! Who would have thought?


Linkedin.com lists Colin Drew (of Barefruit) http://uk.linkedin.com/in/colindrew as having worked for Dartford Borough Council between 1990 and 1995. Last time I checked, Dartford is very commutable to Chatham (Google Map of Chatham and Dartford).

What are the chances of that ? - one DNS expert (Colin Drew) is based in Chatham and is so profoundly against DNS hijacking that he signs petitions against it and another DNS expert (Colin Drew) used to work in Dartford and now actively pollutes DNS results.

I think Colin Drew and Colin Drew should meet up in a pub somewhere near Gravesend and settle their differences once and for all.

1 comment:

Steve said...

I know both Colin Drew and Chris Burton. They used to run Camel together for some years. It never made any money and Colin started doing freelance work for the Barefruit people , who at that time I think ran some "cheaper" sites cheaper credit cards etc .. Then Barefruit came about and we vigorously and mercilessly ribbed Colin for his involvement. Two things I can tell you, 1 Colin is a really good guy and used to help a lot of people online and 2. We all have to pay the bills and so sometimes we have to let our noble intentions take second place to the real world. Have a look at Colins old website http://www.akakul.co.uk/ and you will learn more about the guy. The site has not been touched it seems for a few years now... pre barefruit I guess.