Hacked Or Not?

Following up on the Google outage. Something weird is going on, as reader Brendan Loy points out. It has been on my mind as well.

they are using the *.com.net domain to catch dns queries from .com sites that people type incorrectly or the dns lookup fails, their internet explorer starts appending suffixes to the name to try and locate a site, they have a record for the name google.com.net so when a google.com lookup fails internet explorer trys adding .net to the end and finds the wrong site If it’s a wildcard, then how come http://www.google.com.net/ takes me to SoGo, but http://www.yahoo.com.net/ does not, nor does http://www.cnn.com.net/ or http://www.brendanloy.com.net/ or any other replacement for the “wildcard” that I’ve tried?

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