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DNS typo-correction[edit]

The article reads like there is an typo-correction feature shipped by using the OpenDNS DNS-resolvers. This isn't technically true, as the typo-feature is implemented by using HTTP redirects only - it has nothing to do with DNS whatsoever as not existing domains all resolve to the very same IP address - see dig @208.67.222.222 foo.ogr +short. If you query this address with HTTP using the previously resolved domain as host-argument you'll get an HTTP redirection - see printf "GET / HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: foo.ogr\r\nConnection: close\r\n\r\n" | nc 67.215.65.132 80 returning Location: http://guidetest.a.id.opendns.com/?url=foo%2Eogr. This web-service will then either redirect the users to the correct domain, which in this case is 'foo.org', or it will redirect to a search-engine of OpenDNS.

Therefore it's technically incorrect to speak of a typo-correcion-extension of DNS which the first sentence of the article suggests: OpenDNS is a company and service which extends the Domain Name System (DNS) by adding features such as misspelling correction, phishing protection, and optional content filtering.

Adding to the OpenDNS History Section[edit]

Hello, my name is Kara Drapala, I'm the Social Media Coordinator at OpenDNS. As such, I've been tasked with filling in some missing information/correcting the information on our Wiki page, but I wanted to first mention this on the Talk page, rather than just dive straight into editing, as I don't want this to be seen as a COI. We're not interested in adding marketing jargon, just filling in some blanks and updating our products to reflect our current offerings. I'd like to start with the history section and add from there—I think you'll see my proposed changes don't really effect what's already there, but simply add to it. I'm also new to wiki editing so I apologize in advance if I do anything incorrectly! Thank you for your patience and please do let us know if there are any concerns or issues with this project! Kdraps (talk) 21:57, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the advance notice. Do take note of WP:COI and WP:NPOV, and your contributions will be welcomed. Reify-tech (talk) 22:17, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
Kdraps you must stop directly editing the article other than to make minor, non-controversial, factual corrections. Please actually read WP:COI and note that you are a "paid editor" as defined there.Jytdog (talk) 20:54, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
Jytdog Hello, I'm very sorry for any trouble this may have caused, but I do believe my edits to be factual. They mainly consisted of historical and product updates—I would be more than happy to discuss any edits you find to be controversial, or unnecessary, or for any other reason unusable. I did read the COI page, which is why I made sure to announce my intentions here on the talk page of the article. The last thing I want to do is compromise the page, and I tried to include as many third-party sources as possible to ensure that the changes were backed by fact. Again, I'm sorry for any concern this has caused.Kdraps (talk) 21:14, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
minor edits are things like a date, the number of employees, things like that. Facts. You are doing way more than that. I don't have time to review all your edits now. will do it later, and some folks might see the notice at COIN and do the same before i get to it. this was absolutely inappropriate and so I just reverted back to before you did that. Jytdog (talk) 21:19, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
I am sorry if you think I edited too much, however, the "Reception" section is written in present tense, and, as you can see from articles cited in the page itself, OpenDNS no longer does URL typo-correction OR serves ads. You do now receive an NXDOMAIN response if that is what was intended. I was not trying to "sweep anything under the rug", simply trying to update the page to reflect this change that has been in effect since June 2014.Kdraps (talk) 21:30, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
I appreciate your being transparent and your acknowledgement that you are learning how things work. And I appreciate that you want to fix flaws in the article. Since you are learning how things work, please don't argue with me that what you did was OK. It was not. Please don't ever revert somebody on this article again. If somebody objects to your change, it was controversial and you should only make noncontroversial changes. Per John Nagle's note below, if you want to make non-minor changes (things other than correcting a date etc) please use the "edit request" process described at WP:COI. Thanks. Jytdog (talk) 21:34, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
I am sorry to have caused any trouble, and I certainly did not mean to argue with you, I was simply trying to show the thought process behind the edit. I will be sure to follow appropriate edit process in the future!Kdraps (talk) 21:43, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── great Jytdog (talk) 21:44, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

board notices[edit]

was posted by an IP address here: Wikipedia_talk:Neutral_point_of_view/Noticeboard#COI_at_OpenDNA and I have made notice at COIN here Wikipedia:Conflict_of_interest/Noticeboard#OpenDNS Jytdog (talk) 21:18, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes, this is now an issue at WP:COIN. Paid editing on Wikipedia is rather frowned upon today. Proposing changes on Talk is appropriate. John Nagle (talk) 21:29, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Proposed Edit[edit]

Hello, I was hoping to request an edit to this page, per previous discussion. I would like to add "network security" to the company description in the first sentence of the Introduction. The current sentence reads:

"OpenDNS is a company and service which extends the Domain Name System (DNS) by adding features such as phishing protection and optional content filtering to traditional recursive DNS services."

My proposed change is this:

"OpenDNS is a company and service which provides network security and extends the Domain Name System (DNS) by adding features such as phishing protection and optional content filtering to traditional recursive DNS services."

Please let me know if this is acceptable. Third-party sources can be found here: [1] [2] [3] Kdraps (talk) 22:03, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

please read WP:LEAD. The lead should only summarize what is in the body. The lead already discusses the Umbrella service in the second paragraph, which is also well discussed in the body, so that paragraph is appropriate. It seems like what you really want is to introduce the new sources. A better way, would be to propose content for the body based on those sources... Jytdog (talk) 22:13, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

What is an MSP?[edit]

Please - if you want to use acronyms, spell them out. On first use is good. I am not correcting what I do not know - can the person who entered that section spell it out please. That is all.Ambiguosity (talk) 13:49, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

  1. ^ "Prevent phishing attacks with OpenDNS, 'Minority Report'-style". InfoWorld. 
  2. ^ "OpenDNS Partners With Three Security Vendors To Mount Unified Defense Against Cybercriminals". CRN.com. 
  3. ^ "OpenDNS reinforces cloud security with ties to Check Point, ZeroFOX, others". Network World.