I was browsing around the other day, and accidentally mis-typed a URL and was re-directed to a ‘Yes Optus’ page with search results from Yahoo based on my query.
It seems a new service “DNS Assist” to help users find what they were looking for, in the event of a typo or outdated link. While this may be great for some more novice internet users, I would prefer to let Chrome and Google handle my typos…
The good thing is that Optus provide two opt-out methods. The first is the simpler of the two, leaving a cookie which bypasses the DNS Assist service. The other option requires alterations to your internet connections’ DNS servers, which is a more technical, but also more permanent solution.
The cookie opt-out and alternate DNS settings can be found by clicking the “About this page” link on the bottom right of a DNS Assist transition page.