said by More Fiber:Yeah, but I meant if your using OpenDNS servers VZ doesn't manipulate DNS requests/responses. Or am I mistaken? said by mnl1121:
I don't think Verizon can manipulate DNS requests to alternate servers.
VZ does in fact manipulate DNS responses.
If you lookup a non-existent domain, VZ's DNS servers will return a VZ hosted search page instead of correctly returning a 404 error. You can disable that behavior by changing the last octet of the DNS server address from .12 to .14 (or by using another DNS provider such as OpenDNS).