[ILUG] OT: Advice wanted regarding CP site
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Fri Oct 27 15:22:34 IST 2006
On 27 Oct 2006, at 14:40, Alvaro Gilabert wrote:
> So... I have found a CP site that is a subdomain of an existing
> domain. The
> main domain (www.domain.com) has nothing to do with CP. It's a site
> novice writers so they can post their works.
> Making a whois of the domain returns me a company from Texas, USA.
> As far as
> I know, it's hardly impossible that a subdomain exists without
> knowledge of
> the owner of the domain (I know, they can hack the access to the
> panel for the domain but then you would notice that either your
> doesn't work or that a new subdomain exists) so I tend to believe
> that the
> owner of that domain is somehow involved in the CP site.
Totally unreasonable belief, actually, and your'e right, it is hardly
impossible. Indeed, it's very possible. Very many domain owners know
hardly anything about DNS for their domains. Believe it or not, there
are even domains in the world which exist without benefit of control
> If I trace the subdomain down, it ends in Taipei, Taiwan (resolving to
> 211.22.xxx.xxx) while if I trace the main domain it ends in
> Washington DC,
> USA (resolving to 66.36.xxx.xxx)
> Any idea how should I proceed?
You should probably proceed by asking on a CP mailing list, or a
mailing list which has people who care about CP (Control Panel? Cut
and Paste? Cabbage and Potatoes? Child Pornography? Colour
Photography?) . In case you didn't notice, this is the mailing list
of the Irish LINUX Users Group. Of course CP may be something of
general interest to Irish Linux users, but how could we tell?
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