[AusNOG] Telstra redirecting failed DNS lookups
pfoote at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 08:08:33 EST 2009
All that's left for them to complete the "404" strategy is to put
transparent proxies in place that redirect on real 404's :P
Did nobody learn the lessons from when Verisign did this with .com ? baah.
On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 7:57 AM, Kim Davies <kim at cynosure.com.au> wrote:
> Quoting Tom Wright on Friday November 20, 2009:
> Aside from the distaste of the concept in general, BigPond is quoted as
> "BigPond Broadband customers from today will experience less keyboard
> anguish with our new DNS redirection application. Typos can happen
> at any time. It's frustrating when you get an MS Internet Explorer
> Live Search page with suggestions from a mistyped URL. It's even more
> annoying when you get an unfriendly "404" page error message," the
> letter said.
> "The BigPond-branded landing page provides BigPond customers with
> organic search results, sponsored links, display advertisements and
> intelligent recommendations, all derived from the invalid domain input -
> much more helpful and friendly than a nasty 404 page error."
> When would you ever get a 404 error for a non-existent domain? If they
> are doing NXDOMAIN redirection it will stop exactly zero 404 errors
> appearing for BigPond customers.
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