Sounds plausable, reasonable.

- ferg

not to me. RFC 1535 is VERY widely deployed, perhaps even universally so.

I doubt it is universally so, as I think old versions of Windows did something
similar in the 4.8.3 resolver, and they are still out there. Software takes a
long time to die.

However a lot of people saw the search engine "sogo" because their browser
asked for when it found didn't exist, and
this is caught by a wildcard (allegedly). Although my quick inspection
suggests that the DNS for these domains is very badly mangled, BIND 9 does
somehow manage to get an IP address out of the mess it finds.