Monday, September 15, 2003

Verisign pulls a fast one -- All .COM / .NET domain names now exist

VeriSign added a wildcard A record to the .COM and .NET TLD DNS zones. The IP address returned is, which reverses to

That means when someone mistypes a URL or non-existent domain name it will go to Verisign's advertising/search engine site.

So a clearly bogus site ( will resolve in DNS.

$host has address