VeriSign Inc is testing changes to its domain name system services, which could generate tens of millions in revenue a year for itself and partners,
and which would impact the way almost every internet user surfs the web.
A VeriSign spokesperson confirmed yesterday that the company is internally testing a system whereby web domain name lookups in the .com and .net
domains that would normally return error messages would instead return a web page.
I guess it's a way to make money, but it's kinda creepy how you could end up looking at a web page other than what you thought you were going to. I
think I'd rather see the error page.
"Like many registries, we're continually exploring ideas on how to enhance the user experience," the VeriSign spokesperson said, confirming a
report in Friday's Wall Street Journal and declining further comment.