UPDATE: And the winning haiku is:

Click malicious link?
OpenDNS says, “No.”
Surf on friends! Surf on.

-Christopher Manar

Two runners up:


-David Desmond

The morning is slow
OpenDNS is fast
A world on my desk

-Commenter PatMa33

Thanks to everyone for their submissions. We’ll be in touch with the winners shortly!


What a 2010 it’s been! We’ve announced that more than 1 percent of the world’s Internet is using OpenDNS, discovered that 1 out of 3 schools in the U.S. is using our service, launched FamilyShield, celebrated our fourth birthday, been featured in the NYT, logged our biggest week of growth ever, were named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, introduced OpenDNS for Managed Service Providers and opened up our new Singapore datacenter. And there are still three weeks in the year left!

It’s difficult to sum up everything that’s happened this year, but we want you to give it a shot — in 17 syllables. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it: Describe OpenDNS in 2010 with a traditional haiku. You can read more about what makes a haiku a haiku here, but essentially it’s a three-line poem with the first line having five syllables, second having seven and third having five as well.

To enter, post your haiku in the comments below or on our Facebook page. The writer of the winning submission will receive an a free year of OpenDNS Deluxe, and an OpenDNS gift pack, complete with a bottle opener, stickers and funny holiday card. Two runners up will also receive prizes.

May the best haiku win!

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