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

brett watson brett at the-watsons.org
Wed Feb 27 00:23:52 UTC 2008

On Feb 26, 2008, at 4:02 PM, Mark Andrews wrote:

> 	Unconditionally been added to.  RoadRunner are no better
> 	than spammers here.  Both add you to a "service" without
> 	you requesting it.

indeed. as a data point, Cox Cable (at least in the Phoenix area) are  
doing this as well. you get DNS intercepted and pointed to this:

~/tmp> host www.alkdjkja.com
www.alkdjkja.com has address

when typing in a bogus fqdn. this just started happening within the  
last few weeks from what i can tell. that IP belongs to:

OrgName:    Oversee.net
OrgID:      OVERS-1
Address:    515 S. Flower St
Address:    Suite 4400
City:       Los Angeles
StateProv:  CA
PostalCode: 90071
Country:    US

NetRange: -
NetName:    OVERSEE-NET-01
NetHandle:  NET-204-13-160-0-1
Parent:     NET-204-0-0-0-0
NetType:    Direct Assignment
RegDate:    2005-04-21
Updated:    2005-04-21

i just sent cox email to see if i can opt out, as i see no way to do so.


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