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Weird Google subdomain in Alexa

jilm [PersonRank 10]

Monday, January 29, 2007
13 years ago7,924 views

By Alexa rating is 7th most frequented Google subdomain mu-in-f104.google.com. Do you have any idea what it could be?
alexa.com/data/details/traffic ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 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:

ruscoe.net/google/google-subdo ...

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

   * ghs.google.com (CNAME for ghs.l.google.com)
   * 72.14.207.121 (IP for ghs.l.google.com)
   * eh-in-f121.google.com (reverse DNS entry for 72.14.207.121)

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

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