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Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

Friday, October 2, 2009
13 years ago4,409 views

http://dropbox.com

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Right now, the page says:

Google Error
Not found
The requested URL / was not found on this server.

Tony Ruscoe: <<What makes you think Google got this domain? It's not registered to them according to WHOIS and is currently pointing at Go Daddy name servers.>>

via http://friendfeed.com/googlebits/ef143607/look-what-domain-google-just-got

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Screenshot? "Advertisements & Popups" aren't allowed through my company's proxy server.

Luke [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

google acquired dropbox.com ?

if i remember correctly this url didn't point to the dropbox service which is at getdropbox.com . but if they indeed acqured that dropbox it would be a great base for the long rumored gdrive

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[Reposted from FriendFeed]

Debunked. I think it's pretty clear that Google does not own that domain.

The domain owner is likely pointing it at that server to use Google's AdSense for Domains or something (http://www.google.com/domainpark/) but may have been banned.

The instructions for that service say to update your DNS so that it points at 216.239.32.21 – i.e. the IP address shown here:

http://www.robtex.com/dns/dropbox.com.html

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6412/screenshot20091002at541.png

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Early screenshot from OpenDNS
http://screenshots.opendns.com/clipped/dropbox.com

at: http://domain.opendns.com/dropbox.com

Art-one [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

This domain was not from dropbox.
It used to be an ad driven page.
The url from dropbox is getdropbox.com ...

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Damn! That would have been cool if Google acquired Dropbox!

Probably unrelated but a Dropboxer was joking about acquiring Google to get access to Wave invites :P
http://forums.getdropbox.com/topic.php?id=13072&replies=16#post-82777

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