It wasn’t long ago that I wrote about OpenDns and how they were blocking parked domains pages from being served and was replacing them with their own page serving up ads for which they, not the domain owners were getting paid for.
Now the shoe is on the other foot as OpenDns is complaining about Verizon, which is now blocking OpenDNS ad pages and serving up Verizon’s ad pages.
This is a version of a Cookie war, call it a landing page war, where company is blocking one parked page in favor of their own parked page.
It’s fine and dandy when these companies take our traffic and replace it with there own pages and ads
When we complain about losing the cash, they have no sympathy .
However when it happens to them, they are complain.
The blocker got blocked
“””” What are ISPs doing today?
And they try to block us in crafty ways. There was a report of an ISP working group whose members said that for “security” reasons, they should block alternative DNS services.”””
Q: “”Why do you have a dog in this fight?
A: “We just want a level playing field. Verizon Wireless is blocking us and there are reports that ISPs want to block OpenDNS. They don’t want third party domain name services.
““Q: Why would they do this?
“A: “We have 20 million users, it’s free (for consumers) and we are making money. We serve search results and ads like Yahoo or Google to people who have opted in and chosen to use my service. So we monetize traffic that way. The ISPs see this as all this revenue they are leaving on the table that they believe belongs to them. I don’t know why they think so because it doesn’t belong to them.”
The traffic “doesn’t belong to them”
Of course the traffic doesn’t belong to Verizon, but guess what boys, our traffic doesn’t belong to you either.
So now its OpenDNS that is complaining about their traffic being blocked and repla out blocking their blocker and taking the cash off the landing pages.
Mr. Ulevitch your starting to sound like a domainer.