OpenDNS alike system

First of all, sorry if this as being already asked.

I would like Comodo, as an internet security leader, developing an DNS system.

Look at sites like opendns, dnsadvantage, and much more, but they have a huge problem, when trying to open google it redirects you to, that is some of all the disadvantages it has using this type of sites, well then, it would be great if you guys develop this, but being really secure.

Sorry for my ugly english, Im from Argentina and we talk spanish here ;D if someone understands what I was trying to suggest and has more ideas about this please write it so everybody can understand it.

we think Secure DNS infrastructure is an important part of your security.


so? whats the meaning of that? that is a good idea, its already implemented, or is impossible to make it?

its a good idea

its possible…


ohhh ok great!! (V) if you want I could help the team in something, for ex making spanish language for some of the programs, I would be glad.

Me neither. I don’t see why need another DNS alternative. OpenDNS works fine here, I set it in my router so I don’t use my ISP’s default which is too slow for me.

Privacy issues and covert redirection

While the OpenDNS name resolution service is free, people have complained about how the service handles failed requests. If a domain cannot be found, the service redirects you to a search page with search results and advertising provided by Yahoo. A DNS user can switch this off via the OpenDNS Control Panel. This behavior is similar to that of many large ISP’s who also redirect failed requests to their own servers containing advertising, the difference being that OpenDNS is an opt-in service whereas the ISP service is not opt-out.

In 2007, David Ulevitch explained that in response to Dell installing “Browser Address Redirector Error” software on their PCs, OpenDNS implemented this typo-correcting service: mistyped addresses would be corrected and directed to the correct address; keyword addresses would direct to OpenDNS’s search page; comma-separated keywords would result in OpenDNS search results. Each would start with an unpaid link to the suggested correction.

Also, a user’s search request from the address bar of a browser that is configured to use the Google search engine (with a certain parameter configured) may be covertly redirected to a server owned by OpenDNS without the user’s consent (but within the OpenDNS Terms of Service). Browsers configured to omit this parameter do not get redirected and address-bar searches are sent to Google as normal. Firefox and Flock users can fix this problem by installing an extension.Additionally, everybody can disable this functionality by logging in to their OpenDNS account and unchecking “OpenDNS proxy” option.

This redirection breaks some non-web applications (such as email spam filtering) which rely on getting an NXDOMAIN for non-existent domains.

Source: Wikipedia

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