On my VPSs with LeaseWeb, whenever I reach an non-existent host, I get search.com domain name, and if I ping a non-existent domain from SSH, I don't get "host not found" but replies from IPs like these: phx1-ss-2-lb.cnet.com
My host is doing something, what exactly? Can I disable this?
It looks like search.com fetches all traffic to nonexistent domains, must have some advertising deal with my host maybe ?!
It messes up my mail server, sending emails even if host doesn't really exist, then gets jammed with bounces from @xx.xx.cnet.com
I am also waiting for a reply from my host but I want to know what you think.