Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 18.104.22.168
bot IP: 62.233.101.nnn
WinWebBot/1.0; (Balaena Ltd, UK); http:--www-balaena-com/winwebbot.html; winwebbot@balaena-com;)
(my replacement of slashes and dots by hyphens)
IP is from Iomart Hosting's range 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199
The URL returns a 301 page redirecting to another IP in the Iomart range - no domain, just replaces www.etc with the IP and the page. Google returns the same IP for a search on the domain name.
Google cache page shows a page with the title "Integrate Knowledge : Unleash Potential" which, with other obscurantist text on the page suggests scraping for sale.
Domain name first registered in 2000 by a UK company.
[edited by: incrediBILL at 11:33 pm (utc) on Feb. 28, 2009]
[edit reason] disabled smileys [/edit]
Last Fall, the host range used a different bot. The masidani URL in the UA has the exact same IP as its serverfarm host:
robots.txt? YES, but ignored
So many serverfarms are nothing but trouble.