[dns-operations] Apple and bogusapple.com

Wayne MacLaurin wayne at dns-oarc.net
Tue Oct 2 12:36:09 UTC 2012

Apparently its was entirely server side and has been fixed…

The traffic now goes to "metrics.mzstatic.com" so it looks like it was a bug in the iTunes Store views rather than something hard-coded in iOS.


On 2012-10-02, at 8:14 AM, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at ianai.net> wrote:

> On Oct 02, 2012, at 05:29 , Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic.fr> wrote:
>> A big fail, I'm afraid. Apple's software tried to contact
>> bogusapple.com (presumably to have a "known to failed" test) but
>> someone registered the domain yesterday :
>> https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4380270?tstart=0
> Saw that yesterday, since little snitch said iTunes wanted to go to bogusapple.com which seemed a bit, shall we say, unusual.
> How could Apple hard-code something like that?  Even assuming they thought it was a good idea, how do you not register the domain to ensure someone doesn't do it for you?
> Also, insert joke / complaint about wildcards @ the roots or GTLDs....
> -- 
> patrick
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