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Domain Name: ALTA-VISTA.NET
Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC.
Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
Referral URL: www.networksolutions.com
Name Server: NS2.ALTAVISTA.COM
Name Server: NS1.ALTAVISTA.COM
Name Server: NS3.ALTAVISTA.COM
Updated Date: 17-feb-2000
10 Cathy Place
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Netblock: 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11
Vixie, Paul (PV15-ARIN) paul@VIX.COM
+1 415 747 0204
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Record last updated on 01-Jun-1999.
Database last updated on 24-Aug-2000 17:56:57 EDT.
The reason I thought it authentic is that on a traceroute the last hop before hitting the a-v.net domain is mibh.net,
so given that, there just seemed to be too many things that pointed to an authentic AV spider. Plus Paul Vixie is known to be associated with mibh and they are known to spider on behalf of AV.
I wasen't being smug. I hope it didn't come across that way.
But the Class "C" -> 128.177.243 is the dead give away.... Many thought they were comparing page stats to the actual AV crawl of the URL.. We've been showing both the identical content for some time now....