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

Rich Goodson rgoodson at gronkulator.com
Tue Feb 26 20:56:52 UTC 2008

I have a feeling that this is going to become more and more popular as  
time goes on.  I work for a major cable company and this sort of thing  
is currently in the testing stages here as well (by me).  It was  
pushed on us from upper management level as a revenue generator.


On Feb 26, 2008, at 1:13 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:

> 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.
> http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/02/26/1741253

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