Sunday, September 24, 2006

Google

Yikes! I fell into this one while cleaning out the spam filters in the comment section. Seems that someone was spamming google1.com. It turns out that that's a legitimate domain, owned by Google. Having it show up in comment spam probably means that it's a test message. The interesting part is if you type "whois google" (with or without the trailing ".com"). You get the following return:
  • GOOGLE.XDNICE.NET
  • GOOGLE.WAIKOOL.COM
  • GOOGLE.TRENDYMP3.NET
  • GOOGLE.TCONV.NET
  • GOOGLE.SKGPUBLISHING.COM
  • GOOGLE.SITNIK.NET
  • GOOGLE.RU286.COM
  • GOOGLE.RU
  • GOOGLE.PAASEI.NET
  • GOOGLE.MOLDOR.COM
  • GOOGLE.MELBOURNEIT.COM.AU
  • GOOGLE.MARS.ORDERBOX-DNS.COM
  • GOOGLE.MADE-IN-NB.COM
  • GOOGLE.IFREEBSD.COM
  • GOOGLE.IE
  • GOOGLE.FUTUREWORKSONLINE.COM
  • GOOGLE.FR
  • GOOGLE.FI
  • GOOGLE.ES
  • GOOGLE.EARTH.ORDERBOX-DNS.COM
  • GOOGLE.DE
  • GOOGLE.CYGRATIS.BE
  • GOOGLE.COM.ZOMBIED.AND.HACKED.BY.WWW.WEB-HACK.COM
  • GOOGLE.COM.VN
  • GOOGLE.COM.UA
  • GOOGLE.COM.SUCKS.FIND.CRACKZ.WITH.SEARCH.GULLI.COM
  • GOOGLE.COM.PLZ.GIVE.A.PR8.TO.AUDIOTRACKER.NET
  • GOOGLE.COM.MX
  • GOOGLE.COM.IS.POWERED.BY.MIKLEFEDOROV.COM
  • GOOGLE.COM.IS.NOT.HOSTED.BY.ACTIVEDOMAINDNS.NET
  • GOOGLE.COM.IS.APPROVED.BY.NUMEA.COM
  • GOOGLE.COM.HAS.LESS.FREE.PORN.IN.ITS.SEARCH.ENGINE.THAN.SECZY.COM
  • GOOGLE.COM.BR
  • GOOGLE.COM.AU
  • GOOGLE.COLORSEE.COM
  • GOOGLE.CO.UK
  • GOOGLE.CO.JP
  • GOOGLE.CNIELIVE.COM
  • GOOGLE.CL
  • GOOGLE.CHENNAIEXPRESS.COM
  • GOOGLE.CH
  • GOOGLE.CANT.SET.THEIR.SERVERS.TO.GENERATE.THE.TRAFFIC.LIKE.CRAWLINGCLOUT.COM
  • GOOGLE.CA
  • GOOGLE.ADRIANP.NET
  • GOOGLE.8LEGS.NET
  • GOOGLE.51-HELP.COM
  • GOOGLE.NET
  • GOOGLE.COM

While some of those are legitimate, many are not. I wonder how much trouble Google has defending their trademark.