Posts Tagged ‘proxy’

Using this link to give a visual representation of the path Internet packets travel to reach a destination. ¬†I tried with a number of websites. ¬†Some interesting results with The Age website, which had a hop to Hong Kong on it’s way back to Australia.

And heading to my favourite cooking website – jamieoliver.com – was just a leisurely 15,525 miles!

Who owns what – whois is a great tool for finding the owner of a particular domain name. ¬†Quick searches revealed¬†flickr.com is owned by the Inktomi Corporation, located in Sunnyvale California. No surprises for youtube.com – owned by Google. ¬†And of course mickey.com is owned by Disney, (as is minnie.com by the way!). ¬†gooogle.com is of course owned by Google – this will redirect anyone who has mistyped google.com to the Google website. ¬†Interestingly, Google doesn’t own goooogle.com – that is a link page owned by THEPLANET.COM INTERNET SERVICES. ¬†Google¬†must think one extra “o” could be a mistype, but two is just plain silly!!

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