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Chrome Connecting To Random Domains On Start? Here Is Why!

Feb 21, 2012, 10:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"Mike West analyzed the part of the browser?s source code that was responsible for making the connections. He discovered that Chrome and Chromium are making those connections to help the browser?s Omnibox figure out user intents correctly.

"The issue that Google aims to fix with these connections is easily explained. Some Internet Service Providers have started to intercept requests that do not resolve properly. If you enter ghacks for instance in the address bar and tap on the return key afterwards, Chrome needs to figure out if you want to search for the term ghacks, or if you want to visit the site http://ghacks/. Since it cannot do that, it displays an infobar if the word would resolve to an existing domain name giving the user the chance to open the domain with another click."

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