was an alternative DNS root
founded by Eugene Kashpureff
. Kashpureff was arrested on wirefraud charges in November 1997
related to the re-routing of the DNS listing for InterNIC
to Alternic's website for two weekends in a row. Kashpureff fled to Canada, where he was arrested. After fighting extradition for two months, he waived his rights, and was extradited to New York City. He was released Christmas Eve, 1997, and sentenced to five years of probation
. AlterNIC is currently defunct, and alternic.net
and no longer associated with AlterNIC.