Originally Posted by teedoff087
My post was quite off-the-bat. I don't usually make personal attacks. I just get fed up with these threads involving trivial problems that can be solved with one little action. All you need to do is add a bookmark for that site, even if you only "occasionally" visit that particular site. I take it that you maintain bookmarks. I suggest that this feature be requested (re-requested?) at http://www.apple.com/feedback/
. You're probably not going to get it solved here without some workaround.
Thanks for the retraction?
If you want to apologize, just say so. The quoted post makes it sound like you feel like it was okay because you viewed this important issue as trivial. If the thread bothers you, the best thing is probably to not read or post. By the way, it is obvious by now that this is not solveable by one little action. changing DNS, even as helpful as OpenDNS is, is not a small configuration. It may be simple as far as inputting numbers goes, but not as far as the behind the scenes routing.
as noted before, there is also a loss of privacy using that solution. while I am not worried about someone viewing the sites I visit, I still get "creeped out" by the way OpenDNS records everything. No thanks. I am comfortable with my ISP (and Homeland Security by default) doing that and that is as far as I am willing to go if I can help it.
It is a major issue for me and quite a few others (just look at apple's Safari support forum). And I am not going to bookmark every site I visit. There are new ones all the time. As discussed earlier, a bookmark is not a solution. With Apple having so many web designers using their products, I would think the auto ".com" would be a major boon. It has been for me.
There have been some helpful ideas tossed around in here. Even if apple does not listen, there are workarounds, but it is just something that should be there without hacking.
Thanks for the link to Apple Feedback. The issue has already been communicated to Apple. I wonder how many times they have to hear it before they do anything.