No more ads - Open DNS

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, May 30, 2014.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://blog.opendns.com/2014/05/29/no-more-ads/
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    I was expecting ad blocking, which would at least make me consider using it again.
     
  3. Minimalist

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    Yes, that was my first thought also. I'm free user but never see any adds from OpenDNS. Does Adblock Plus block them?
     
  4. SweX

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    This is good news.

    hqsec, the ads in this case (AFAIK) is if a domain don't load or exists anymore or if you type the URL wrong, you'll end up on this page "website unavailable/OpenDNS Guide" http://www.website-unavailable.com/ Where there was sponsored links and a few ads if I remember correctly it's a long time ago since I was redirected to that page so I am not 100% sure. Personally I have only landed on that page a handful of times so the ads there was not really an issue for me. And I see they show a message on that page now regarding the redirection and ads...."Sick of this page? Good news! Guide redirection and ads are going away on June 6th."

    From the blog.
     
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  5. MrBrian

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    Good news, because using a DNS service that redirects can cause problems.
     
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  6. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    SweX, that's great news indeed. I know several people didn't like their "hijacking" of invalid domains. Good to see they are stopping it.
     
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