Just change the DNS settings like andy suggested. “Hi Eric”
sounds like your dns server is redirecting your requests.
This can ( and likely is, in your case ) be fairly innocent, just designed by your isp to make a few cents out of referrals, as you correctly said.
Try adding either google’s public dns numbers - http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using.html#setup
or Open DNS - http://www.opendns.com/ (no need to sign up if you don’t want to, just use 126.96.36.199 and
In either case – add these numbers to System Preferences-Network-Advanced-DNS & then click Apply.
You will probably see a number like 192.168.1.1 already entered there, but ‘greyed out’ – that’s ok… however, if there are others, and/or you find the changes you make keep being reset – you might have some malicious software on board : post back & we’ll help you out.”