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 64.94.110.11, which reverses to sitefinder.verisign.com.

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 (www.marcnozelllikesdebian989283492340.com) will resolve in DNS.


$host www.marcnozelllikesdebian989283492340.com
www.marcnozelllikesdebian989283492340.com has address 64.94.110.11
$

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