Why is ping resolving to an IP 198.105.254.228 for any random hostname that i type?

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I have a precise32 (ubuntu 12.04) vagrant vm running on my system.
If i try to ping a random string, eg ping "thisip.doesnot" it resolves to an IP 198.105.254.228 . This is try for any other random string i put in. Why does this happen?
How can i change this behaviour and make it respond “ping: unknown host thisip.doesnot”

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

Because your ISP is hijacking your DNS queries.

They are trying to be “helpful” by redirecting requests for nonexistent domains to a white label service that provides search results and advertising, from which everyone but you gets a cut of the revenue.

Fortunately they do have a preferences page where you can supposedly turn it off.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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