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Discussion in 'Domain Traffic / Keyword Research' started by davedevelopment, Jul 22, 2010.

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  1. davedevelopment

    davedevelopment Well-Known Member

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    I got a strange email the other day, it was a lady asking me why she was getting shown a page offering the domain uniqlo.co.uk for sale when she was trying to get on their website. Sure enough she provided a screenshot of my domain holding page, showing uniqlo.co.uk in the page and in the browsers address bar. I assumed that her ISP had a DNS issue or something.

    Anyway, taking a look at my stats today and there's all sorts of strange type in traffic going to my holding pages. Is it something to do with the way I have my DNS server setup? My DNS server is set up to route any domain I don't specifically setup to that holding page. I can only assume, that somewhere in the DNS chain, my server is being asked to resolve hotmail.co.uk etc?
     

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    Certainly an interesting one.
    It looks like your dns is not open and I cant think of any scenarios where it would be asked for give a record for hotmail etc.
     
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    Hmmm, anyone heard of an ISP called Ogilvy & Mather? I assume they trade under a different name.
     

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    Actually it's more likely it's this netblock which is in the same group of companies as the organisation matches...

    http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-199-229-190-0-1

    More than likely they've got either your IP address listed as a forwarder on an internal DNS server or a machine is misconfigured with your IP listed as a DNS server which is causing requests for anything to be redirected to your site.

    I just checked your DNS server and it points me to your site for www.hotmail.co.uk :D
     
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    Emailed the original lady who reported it to me, she works there :)

    She's gone to speak to their IT department.
     
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