Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 16:01

Microsoft surrenders captured DynDNS domains.

Microsoft apparently has surrendered the previously captured domains ending Vitalwerks' service disruption. 

The move quite obviously has its root in Microsoft's inability to control the onslaught of requests. What a surprise ... Vitalwerks may be dwarfed by Microsoft but their infrastructure is highly specialized for high frequency changes to their DNS system.  It was far from unpredictable that just switching over would result in a major service disruption.

At the end of the day all Microsoft gained from this reckless stunt was unnecessary work, pain and another major PR disaster. All of which could have been avoided if Microsoft would have simply worked together with Vitalwerks instead of against them.

The damage this attack has caused to Microsoft's already heavily damaged reputation is substantial and was completely unnecessary.