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Thou shalt not mis-spell blogspot

So I sent a friend of mine my blog link www.gregoogle.blogpsot.com and spelt it wrong, instead blogspot I wrote blogpsot…and this is where it took me, to the The Amazing Bible Studies website. Interesting! Then I tried some of my friend’s blog url’s with this typo and this was the result…

http://www.rantofnote.blogpsot.com/
http://reflectit.blogpsot.com/
http://peterbarlow.blogpsot.com/

And so my quest has begun. After checking out the Page Source I discovered that Fastclick.com plays a part in this religious spiel. And it turns out that Fastclick.com is an online marketing service and has "the ability to continuously provide unique solutions for online marketers, publishers and partners..." It sure is a unique idea as this typo (ps instead of sp) can occur very easily. But how in gods name is this type effective to every single blogspot address mistyped? Try it out, type in any bodies blogspot address with the typo and have fun because this site is "an incredible testimony proving the bible true, plus a commentary on the near future".

Where could I find an explanation for this, on a spiritual or technical level, either will do!

There

  1. Blogger singe | Sunday, November 20, 2005 11:56:00 AM |  

    It is quite trivial to register a domain and then have every subdomain point to the same place. For example I could make (insert anything).singe.rucus.net always go to singe.rucus.net . The practise of registering domains which are popular misspellings of popular sites is an old one. Google has actually registered domains like gooogle.com and googel.com and redirected them to google.com.

  2. Blogger Peter Barlow | Monday, November 21, 2005 12:27:00 AM |  

    I was wondering why I kept seeing that site when I first tried to go to this blog *confuzzled*

  3. Blogger Gregor | Monday, November 21, 2005 4:28:00 PM |  

    Thanks Singe for your comment. Sounds like a clever thing to do, as Google has done it!