Sitefinder II, the sequel...

Niels Bakker niels=nanog at
Thu Jul 13 15:50:49 UTC 2006

* christopher.morrow at (Christopher L. Morrow) [Thu 13 Jul 2006, 16:55 CEST]:
>So If grandma Jane goes to (which gets 
>corrected/redirected/blah) to and sees some content she 
>really likes she may tell grandma June. Grandma June goes to 
>and gets the IE error message saying 'site does not exist. She calls her 
>ISP to find out why the site is down.
>This is a very oversimplified example, I admit. It does show a simple 
>example though of inconsistency and why that could be 'bad' or atleast 
>problematic. (It might also argue for universal adoption of this 
>technology, which I still 'just dont like', which also might be the 
>crazy pills)

I don't think it's such a good example.  Here's why:

The redirect from to doesn't happen on a DNS level. 
This is a good thing, as name-based virtual hosting wouldn't work anymore.
So instead of getting the MSIE search page Jane gets the OpenDNS search 
page, can select and then read out the URL in her browser's 
Location bar to June.

(ironically, is an alias for

	-- Niels.

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