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Jul 16 2009   12:33PM GMT

Your typing errors = revenue stream for ISPs

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Our Word of the Day today is DNS redirection, a hot topic since Comcast announced they’d be testing the practice under the name “Domain Name Helper Service,” in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

Here’s Karl Bode’s analysis:

While ISPs enjoy painting the services as ultra-helpful consumer-centered affairs, their primary purpose is to deliver a new revenue stream to ISPs driven by your crappy typing skills.

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