I recently changed from OpenDNS to the new Google DNS servers. I noticed an article regarding a DNS benchmarking app from Google code and wanted to see how fast my internal nameserver was in comparison to some of the others available. Then I noticed something interesting. The app indicated that openDNS was hijacking www.google.com. So then I ran an nslookup and found the following.
> server 184.108.40.206
Default server: 220.127.116.11
www.google.com canonical name = google.navigation.opendns.com.
Ok. That's really uncool. Not sure what their motivations are but if I wanted to go to google.navigation.opendns.com I would have typed it into my browser. Its one thing to redirect NXDOMAIN's but a regular URL? That's pretty sleazy. One has to wonder the motivation and privacy implications for doing this.