[Air-l] netcraft question

Ted M Coopman coopman at u.washington.edu
Sat Jun 10 14:49:57 PDT 2006


In the site report of a specific url it lists the country. Sometimes this does not correspond with the nameserver nor the stated "location" for the website.

For example, de.indymedia.org (Germany) has a Nameserver "ns2.riseup.net" which is owned by a Seattle organization and is flagged as US.

But, liege.indymedia.org (Belgium) also has the Nameserver "ns2.riseup.net" which is owned by a Seattle organization but is flagged Belgium.

What does this mean?

Is the server location indicated by the flagging/nationality? Or is the location indicated by the nameserver/owneing org?


Ted M. Coopman
Department of Communication
University of Washington

On Sat, 10 Jun 2006, Antonio Roversi wrote:

> Ted M Coopman wrote:
>> I was wondering if anyone knew how to ID the server or general server
>> location (either by city, state, region, or nation) of a particular website?
>> Server names can sometimes be found via whois, but I am looking for a way
>> to find server locations without trying to contact admins.
> You could try Netcraft:
> http://uptime.netcraft.com/
> and CoolWhois (which is a useful extension for Firefox)
> http://www.coolwhois.com/
> Antonio
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