Sitefinder II, the sequel...

Gerry Boudreaux gerry at tape.net
Tue Jul 11 01:58:44 UTC 2006


On Jul 10, 2006, at 10:47 AM, David Ulevitch wrote:

> On Jul 10, 2006, at 6:44 AM, Gerry Boudreaux wrote:
>
>> For those who have not yet seen this:
>> http://www.opendns.com/
>> They will 'correct' your spelling mistakes for you.
>
> I'm happy to answer any and all questions off-list but I want to  
> point out one aspect that hasn't quite been messaged correctly. A  
> big point being missed is the addition of "if you want."
>
> We have written this as a recursive dns service that can do  
> different things to different IPs.  You quote from our FAQ but you  
> leave out the cluefull parts of the FAQ so this is one that's  
> important:
>
>>> How do I turn off phishing protection or typo correction?
>>>
>>> If you want to use OpenDNS but do not want phishing protection  
>>> and/or typo correction, you may ask us to disable that protection  
>>> for you.
>>> Currently, setting these preferences requires an OpenDNS team  
>>> member. In the future, you may manage this preference yourself,  
>>> if registered. Registration will be free, and not required to use  
>>> the service. This preference will be offered first for members  
>>> with a static IP address, and then for those with dynamic IP  
>>> addresses.
>
> So if you want standard NXDOMAIN, that's fine.  Happy to do it.   
> Different strokes for different folks.  That's the whole idea.
>
> We're not new at this, or looking to make a quick buck by annoying  
> you with ads.  I recommend giving it a try and letting me know your  
> thoughts.  The idea of both building an intelligent recursive dns  
> server and a recursive DNS service are both a long time in the  
> making and make a lot of sense.  Perhaps we can work on our  
> messaging to more technical audiences. :-)
>
> Best,
> David Ulevitch
>

I stand corrected. After reading further, it does appear to provide a  
useful service that many will find meets/exceeds their needs..

Thanks



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