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Fictional Websites that redirect to Microsoft..

Discussion in 'Just for Laughs' started by helios, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. helios

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    I've found 3 so far, does anyone have more?

    www.contoso.com
    www.cpandl.com
    www.adatum.com

    Can you tell I read a lot of MS books??
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Why :eek:
     
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  3. Bluerinse
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    Boyce these are Microsoft fictional companies that they use in their training material.

    You are the network administrator for Northwindtraders, your company web site is hosted with the ISP Contoso.com etc.

    I guess they registered the domains so that nobody else could.
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Actually, I have seen this quite a few times at work, where domains end up pointing to MS (or some other sites) instead of the intended destination. I've never really tracked this down, as it isn't our DNS servers redirecting, but I believe it is when a domain has been configured for web redirection (ie www.domain.com has been set to redirect to www.redirect_destination.com ) and the destination domain has a problem, then the host of the destination domain's DNS servers redirect to something like MS or similar.

    I will look into this further, but that is what I believe is the case at the moment. HTH.
     
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  5. zimbo
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    YIP! i would have never thought to try these sites out! but btw my domain is called contoso so leave it alone! :biggrin hehehe think ill rename it to redhat or something????
     
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  6. Jakamoko
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    <ahem> Now that I RTFQ ...:oops:

    Clearly, Pete is spot on the mark here, but what I posted above is still valid, as we have had several cases of sites redirecting to MS and elsewhere. Honest. :oops:
     
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  7. d-Faktor
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    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

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    care to give us an example? because your claim sounds very, let's say, unlikely.

    @helios: http://www.fabrikam.com
     
  8. Jakamoko
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    I understand your scepticism (sp ?) d-faktor, but I have no reason to make this up. I do not have any examples of this at the moment, as it was always a transient problem that disappeared as soon as it appeared. All I can tell you is that I saw domains redirect to eg MS, Yahoo search pages and others, for no apparent reason. I do not mean to appear to make "unlikely claims". :)
     
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  9. d-Faktor
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    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

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