Heard & McDonald Islands
- Okay - I'll preface this by saying it's sort of an odd question and
not really related to problems with Webalizer. I got a couple of
hits this month (on one domain) from "Heard & McDonald Islands" -
which I'd never heard of, previously. Purely out of curiosity I
searched Google and, according to the Australian government (who lays
claim to this God forsaken place) no one lives there (apart from some
seemingly very happy penguins)! It's described as so remote,
isolated, and barren (it's only 1000 kilometers north of Antartica)
that scientific groups trek there about once every three years for
study - and then leave.
A couple of questions, here. Has anyone else ever gotten hits from
this place? Why would Webalizer be configured to report hits from
this place if there's no technological infrastructure.....nor, for
that matter, any inhabitants?
Since I have many domains and I've never seen this one - ever - it
just seemed weird. And, of course, it's a web site of nothing but
UFO-related audio interviews ripped from the web. My wife is
convinced aliens are hitting my site - LOL!
Seriously....how can I be getting hits from a place where virtually
no one lives? I feel like I've just crossed over.....into the
> A couple of questions, here. Has anyone else ever gotten hits fromThe webalizer just reports top level domains found in your log file.
> this place? Why would Webalizer be configured to report hits from
> this place if there's no technological infrastructure.....nor, for
> that matter, any inhabitants?
There is no reason to think that just because someone is using an .hm TLD
that they are actually there. And there _is_ a technological
infrastructure.. the .HM domain is registered and vaid, and they can give
DNS entries to that domain to anyone they like regardless of location.
Just like we used to host .jp and .il domains in Miami.. doesn't mean
those domains were in Japan or Isreal.
Bradford L. Barrett brad@...
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