Why does talespin.net have the same DNS as MetaFilter? September 5, 2004 5:19 AM   Subscribe

talespin.net = MetaFilter? Weird.
posted by soundofsuburbia to MetaFilter-Related at 5:19 AM (15 comments total)

Here's the WhoIs:

Whois Server: whois.totalnic.net
Referral URL: http://icann.totalnic.net
Updated Date: 03-jul-2004
Creation Date: 21-jan-2000
Expiration Date: 21-jan-2005

I don't know if this is a big deal, but I found it weird.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 5:20 AM on September 5, 2004

There you go. I guess he just likes MetaFilter.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:26 AM on September 5, 2004

If you had thought talespin was the 'best of the web', sos, you would have posted this to the blue. ;-P
posted by mischief at 7:19 AM on September 5, 2004

~> ping metafilter.com
PING metafilter.com ( 56 data bytes

~> ping talespin.net
PING talespin.net ( 56 data bytes

They're both on the same server. Matt's DNS and/or web server are likely configured to route all domains pointing to the server (but not attached to a specified path) to metafilter.com by default.

SEE ALSO: MetaTalk: wrongwaygoback.com = MetaFilter. Huh?
posted by Danelope at 7:54 AM on September 5, 2004

I used to host the site for Nikolai, but I guess he hasn't moved the domain anywhere.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:35 AM on September 5, 2004

I can see clearly now the rain has gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that made me crash
It's going to be a bright, bright sunshiny day

Thanks, all! :)
posted by soundofsuburbia at 10:05 AM on September 5, 2004

I would just like to point out that the Talespin was highly allegorical and dealt with alot of serious themes like, loss, betrayal, greed, utopia, freedom. Plus, all their characters were animals and they always made the cops pigs.
posted by euphorb at 11:13 AM on September 5, 2004

I know it's not talespin per se, but distantly related. Has anyone else read the Rescue Rangers "of mice and mayhem" fanfic graphic novel. I was surprised at the quality despite not caring about the original source at all. It was a FPP about a year ago, seems worth mentioning.
posted by milovoo at 11:32 AM on September 5, 2004

posted by bob sarabia at 12:42 PM on September 5, 2004

I found another such domain that duplicated Mefi. Don't remember the name now. How many are there?
posted by Gyan at 1:29 PM on September 5, 2004

One Thousand.
posted by hughbot at 2:24 PM on September 5, 2004

you think that's weird, you obviously ain't seen this.
posted by quonsar at 3:53 PM on September 5, 2004

. ;)
posted by soundofsuburbia at 4:31 PM on September 5, 2004

Yeah, like Matt said, my TaleSpin fan site used to be on the same server. I intended to move it over months ago, but I ran into a dilemma in which moving it required changing the nameservers, which killed the Web mail service a few people use with the domain. So I decided to keep the mail going and not put the site back up, at least until I figure out a way to make both work simultaneously.
posted by Nikolai at 8:22 PM on September 7, 2004

Whoa, this Rescue Rangers site rocks.
posted by effugas at 2:36 AM on September 17, 2004

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