Last week my internet surfing / email slowed to a crawl. I have 2.5mbit and have never had a what happened ? I found the reason by accident (doing a tracert on a mail server that was unreachable)

And a lot of websites were unreachable - as I was being re-directed.

It turns out that '' has amassed thousands of domain names - and is not only squatting on them - but has them routed through their DNS.

My un-registered domain name (like a lot of people use) behind my firewall had been up for 10 years without any problem. (in retrospect, I should have registered it)

My point is - If '' is running DNS against these unregistered domain names, then they could be sniffing the information that goes through their system.

Any one have an 'unregistered' domain name ?