“As of a little while ago, VeriSign added a wildcard A record to the .COM and .NET TLD DNS zones. The IP address returned is 188.8.131.52, which reverses to sitefinder.verisign.com. What that means in plain English is that most mis-typed domain names that would formerly have resulted in a helpful error message now results in a VeriSign advertising opportunity.”
As MetaFilter put it:
This makes [Verisign] effectively the biggest cybersquatter on the net…”
There’s got to be a lawsuit brewing about this.