Qwest altering DNS settings

by Samm Bennett
Late last month I decided to use OpenDNS. Obviously, this should mean just updating the DNS servers on my router, right? Modem? Hmm, didn't work either. Today I finally got around to investigating. Apparently Qwest (my ISP) doesn't care what your DNS settings are. It was only after paying attention to their "page not found" page, ripe with yahoo search results (additional revenue anyone?) that I noticed this was a Qwest.Help service which I could "opt out" of. Well, I never opted in, but it's nice to see that you want to take complete control over my DNS options thanks very much. I opted out, and about 10 minutes later I'm finally using OpenDNS.