[dns-operations] "OpenDNS provides added safety for free" (C|Net)
davidu at everydns.net
Mon Dec 17 23:16:00 UTC 2007
Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
>> 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.
Also worth noting that "real" .cm domains resolve just fine.
> But ".et" does the same with ".net" (try http://www.google.et/ to see
> an example) and OpenDNS does not fix it. Why?
Because we didn't know they did that. We'll fix it for our users. The
reality is that .cm is a much bigger issue than .et. We got like 1000
emails the day .cm stopped auto-correcting. We've yet to get one about
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