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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.
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).
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: