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Google using some strange domain names

Alphahu = Google? ¦ Vanislewindows = Google?

     

JustTrying

2:51 pm on May 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Recently I did a reverse lookup for Google.com, and I found some interesting domains all hosted on the same server as Google.com (and all serving up Google interfaces).

Does anybody here know the story behind these other domains?

Reverse IP: Web server hosts 7 websites

www.Alphahu.com
www.Distantocean.com
www.Google.com
www.Google.ws
www.Tecno-marketing.com
www.Vanislewindows.com
www.Xim.us

davemarks

3:07 pm on May 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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At a guess could it simply be that the sites in question are redundant but still pointing at their old ip which has now been taken over by google?

If google.com is the main domain on the server, any domain you point at that ip will bring up google...

Maybe somebody is using it as a nasty trick, ie get google to crawl the domain, while its pointing at google, and therefore get a good pagerank or something stupid like that.

toadhall

4:06 pm on May 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I was curious about vanislewindows, a company here in Victoria BC.

The domain is still owned locally (exp. Aug '04), and another of the owner's domains, bisi.ca (exp. March '05), also results in a Google interface.

All listed are running GWS/2.0 - the Google Web Server.

I don't know. Does Google rent local space?

T

Chris_R

4:08 pm on May 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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466453.com

extra points if you know why :)

mrguy

4:11 pm on May 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Wireless!

Can you spell G-O-O-G-L-E on the phone pad :)

Do I get the extra points?!?!?!

[edited by: mrguy at 4:14 pm (utc) on May 17, 2003]

Yidaki

4:13 pm on May 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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google's family [webmasterworld.com] - can i have the mousepad? ;)

TheDave

4:13 pm on May 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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the only thing i can see is a small pattern:

466453
GOOGLE

But thats about it, so I give up? :/

TheDave

4:16 pm on May 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Ahh! thanks mrguy (for the edit ;)) I dont have a mobile phone so I don't make that connection :)

mil2k

4:30 pm on May 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Mrguy you certainly have very goog imagination skills ;)

I would give you those extra points...

JustTrying

12:00 am on May 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Interesting about the numbered domain for wireless users.

So, does anybody have any other ideas about the purpose of, or the story behind these domains?

 

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