Verisign hack the DNS

Verisign, possibly the most incompetent name registrar on the Internet (but that’s another story), have decided to leverage their monopoly control over the current de facto standard root DNS servers. They’ve set things up so that any nonexistent domain name now maps to one of their servers. If you type a random bogus domain name like into your web browser, you now get Verisign ads and a pay-for-hits search engine.