[dns-operations] chrome's 10 character QNAMEs to detect NXDOMAIN rewriting

Jim Reid jim at rfc1035.com
Tue Nov 26 18:33:51 UTC 2013

On 26 Nov 2013, at 17:29, Damian Menscher <damian at google.com> wrote:

>> Which follows the known Chromium (main Google Chrome component) pattern of
>> a few  random 10-character requests for every search query to make such
>> detection.
> I didn't realize Chrome did that -- nice trick! 

This is definitely not a nice trick. It generates hundreds of millions of queries to the root servers every day that don't need to go there.

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