[dns-operations] "RoadRunner Intercepting Domain Typos" (slashdot)

Paul Vixie paul at vix.com
Tue Feb 26 19:13:38 UTC 2008

RoadRunner Intercepting Domain Typos

"Sometime around midnight on February 26th (at least for the SoCal users),
TimeWarner's RoadRunner service started intercepting failed DNS requests,
redirecting them to RoadRunner's own search and advertising platform. To see
if this has been enabled in your area, try visiting {some random string}.com
in your Web browser. This feature subverts user preferences set within
browsers, which allow the user to select which search engine receives their
typos and invalid domains. RoadRunner users can disable this functionb  or
they can just use OpenDNS. Here is an example RoadRunner results page.


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