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Michael Scott [PersonRank 1]

Sunday, March 9, 2008
12 years ago15,796 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]

12 years ago #

Hosts file?

Bill PC [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

OpenDNS? ... ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Me too...weird

RC [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

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

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

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

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

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

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 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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