[dns-operations] "RoadRunner Intercepting Domain Typos" (slashdot)
Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Tue Feb 26 23:02:57 UTC 2008
> On Feb 26, 2008, at 5:10 PM, Roy Arends wrote:
> > On Feb 26, 2008, at 11:04 PM, Roy Arends wrote:
> >> OpenDNS intercepts failed DNS requests as well, redirecting them to
> >> OpenDNS own search and advertising platform. The difference could be
> >> that OpenDNS users can opt-out of this service, and RoadRunner
> >> customers might not.
> > I just got word from some folks in the NY area (customers of
> > RoadRunner) that they can opt-out of this redirecting service as well.
> > So the service seems to be similar.
> I believe there is a large difference - you have to first opt-in to
> OpenDNS. So saying you can "opt-out" of something you already opt'ed
> into is kinda misleading.
Unconditionally been added to. RoadRunner are no better
than spammers here. Both add you to a "service" without
you requesting it.
> I am specifically not commenting on whether RR's actions are good or
> bad, just pointing out the difference between RR & OpenDNS.
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