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Michael Scott [PersonRank 1]

Sunday, March 9, 2008
9 years ago13,956 views

Hi All,

I'm finding I'm continuously being redirected from the main website to

Anyone have any ideas why this might be happening?

Bill Mac [PersonRank 9]

9 years ago #

Hosts file?

Bill PC [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

OpenDNS? ... ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Me too...weird

RC [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

So, OpenDNS snoops at all non-secure data packets to Google?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I'm not using openDNS. Actually I was using an openDNS computer when I noticed it.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I configured my computer to use OpenDNS and it started sending me to as well.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

For quite some time, has been a CNAME for (rather than it having an IP address for its DNS entry). I think the Robtex website still shows this to be the case: ...

This meant that pinging would actually resolve to and ping the IP address for that instead. Lots of Google's subdomains follow this behaviour. Just check out the number of * subdomains here: ...

However, when I ping now, it no longer resolves to, so perhaps there's been a recent change to their DNS entries which has caused OpenDNS to behave a little strange.

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