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Rogers acquiring wrong type in traffic
If you type in a wrong domain it goes to a Rogers site with advertising
markis00

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Msg#: 3813623 posted 10:11 pm on Dec 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

hello,

just wondering if any other Canadian webmasters out there using Rogers lately have noticed this. If you are using Rogers as your ISP and you type in a domain wrong, eg www.webmasterwhorld.com, it will redirect you to a Rogers website now where Rogers has ads. Thus are making money off incorrect type in traffic.

I thought this was not allowed. Is this legal? Can Rogers do this? Even if they can I think this is a mode of advertising for them that they have stooped low to achieve.

 

jdMorgan

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Msg#: 3813623 posted 10:20 pm on Dec 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

It's not illegal, it's just 'bad form,' since it leaves users confused as to what happened, and slows them down in trying to get to the intended site.

One cure for end-users such as yourself is to set their computers' DNS server settings to something other than Rogers -- either those provided by another ISP, or one of the many free DNS service providers (some of these also capture typo traffic, so be selective).

Jim

markis00

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Msg#: 3813623 posted 12:08 am on Dec 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yeah. Bad form sounds more like it...I think Rogers is a big enough company already without them employing black hat tactics to obtain more advertising revenue

mike031

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Msg#: 3813623 posted 2:33 am on Dec 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

My ISP does the same thing.. So do most others here in the USA.

markis00

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Msg#: 3813623 posted 5:36 am on Dec 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

Really. Alright...fair enough

coopster

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Msg#: 3813623 posted 1:24 pm on Dec 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

My ISP does the same thing.. So do most others here in the USA.

Yes, unfortunately this is becoming common practice. I don't like it either. This same topic popped up one year ago. Here is some further reading:
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