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

David Ulevitch davidu at everydns.net
Mon Dec 17 23:16:00 UTC 2007

Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
>> 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.

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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