that VeriSign has purchased weblogs.com. And now that it’s not just rumour anymore, it’s appropriate to comment.
What a bloody nightmare. VeriSign haven’t met a service they couldn’t screw up, a trust they couldn’t break, a marginally ethical lock-in they didn’t do everything in their power to try to gain over their own customers. I can’t imagine a worse option. Hope Dave’s happy with his money though – whatever your opinion of the guy, he has provided a fantastic service that was absolutely critical to the development of the world of blogs.
Update: Paidcontent.org has the details. There’s more all over the web. People seem a great deal more optimistic about VeriSign than I am – I guess that many lucky people have avoided being VeriSign customers.