[dns-operations] Verizon Online to Trial New Web Search Service to Reduce Error Messages

Matt Larson mlarson at verisign.com
Thu Jun 21 15:33:33 UTC 2007

On Thu, 21 Jun 2007, David Ulevitch wrote:
> On June 11, 2007, Verizon Online will begin the trial of a new Advanced 
> Web Search service designed to reduce the amount of dead-end, "no file 
> exists" or similar error messages you see and to help you quickly find 
> the destination web site you were seeking.

I have Verizon's FiOS service at my house in Maryland and so far, I
couldn't be more pleased with it: fiber right to my house and 5 Mb
down/1.5 Mb up for about USD 35/month.  (Up to 15 Mb down is available
for not much more money.)  I'm assuming I'll eventually be affected by
this and it will be interesting (like a train wreck is interesting) to
see it in action before I opt out...

Now that I think about it, I wonder how the opt out will work?  I have
a dynamic IP address and, of course, the DNS lookup happens before
HTTP, so it can't be cookies.  It would be tricky track which moving
target of addresses still get Name Error responses.


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