[dns-operations] "OpenDNS provides added safety for free" (C|Net)

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Mon Dec 17 21:22:23 UTC 2007

> http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13554_1-9834579-33.html

> His service will also correct standard spelling mistakes. For
> example, if a user types google.cm instead of google.com, OpenDNS
> will redirect the query to the correct Web page.

This is a good opportunity to survey the choices made by OpenDNS. The
".cm" registry has a wildcard and typosquatts on the ".com"
namespace. OpenDNS fixes it, OK.

But ".et" does the same with ".net" (try http://www.google.et/ to see
an example) and OpenDNS does not fix it. Why?

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