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Weird Google subdomain in Alexa

jilm [PersonRank 10]

Monday, January 29, 2007
15 years ago8,389 views

By Alexa rating is 7th most frequented Google subdomain Do you have any idea what it could be?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

There are a whole bunch of these following the same format. I started adding them to my subdomains page but then couldn't be bothered because there were so many:

I first came across them when I did a reverse DNS lookup on the IP address used for For example:

   * (CNAME for
   * (IP for
   * (reverse DNS entry for

All seem to follow a similar pattern but not all of them point to the Google Apps custom domains address.

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