Browse Blog Posts Tagged With “Typos”

The plumbing of the Internet: A cyber criminal's dream? Or a network admin's nightmare?

The Domain Name System was developed more than 30 years ago as a way to ensure that the brilliant network we now know as the Internet could scale and see adoption. Before the DNS existed, Internet users would need to remember the…

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There’s no "I" in Twtter: How to outsmart typosquatting

One of the many reasons more than 30 million people around the world choose OpenDNS is a feature called automatic typo correction.  It works by automatically redirecting common typos in top-level domains (.com, .net, .edu, etc.)…

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Typo correction and URIBLs... like peanut butter and chocolate

OpenDNS’s typo correction feature helps smooth one of the Internet’s daily annoyances. But for URIBLs (a kind of blacklist used by mail servers), typo correction has always been a deal breaker.

No longer!

Back in August 2006, we…

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Spam fighters (DNSBLs) can now correct typos

I’m doing this blog post in two pieces; a short explanation up top and then a more technical explanation down below. Pick one or read both and learn a bit. :-)

Just the facts
If you want to use OpenDNS nameservers and DNSBLs (DNS…

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