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ARRSE.com or .co.uk?

#1
I've just found a reference to ARRSE.com. Yes - it exists, more to the point I appear as "anonymous".

It appears to have the same threads.

What's going on?

Why don't both addresses direct to the same site?


Arrse.org redirects to ARRSE.co.uk but there's also ARRSE.net that doesn't.

Is this for Troll baiters so they can watch what's going on behind the cloak?

Confused? You will be!
 
#3
It's common practice to buy up similair domain names for the sake of your reputation.
Imagine if Microsoft didn't buy up all the different microsoft. variations?
You could go ahead and make a similair sounding site pretending to be MS and trash their rep, make fake news articles, offer trojans for downloading etc...Mayhem.
 
#4
johnnyutah said:
It's common practice to buy up similair domain names for the sake of your reputation.
Imagine if Microsoft didn't buy up all the different microsoft. variations?
You could go ahead and make a similair sounding site pretending to be MS and trash their rep, make fake news articles, offer trojans for downloading etc...Mayhem.
Yes but they would all redirect to the same place - these don't...
 
#5
Arrse.com:
Registrant:

Merula Limited
25-31 Huntingdon Street

St Neots
PE19 1BG
UK
Merula are the host and DNS providers for the .co.uk domain ...

It may be entirely fine.

~Edited to add - and you shouldn't share cookies across the domains so your logon on one should be independent of the other ... Not that, unlike bovvy, I have multiple IDs here :D
 
#6
There is also armyrumour.co.uk and, probably, loads of others. It is possible to be logged in under more than one user name simultaneously.
 
#7
It is the same site, E_S. Any URL that you visit (such as http://www.arrse.co.uk) is resolved to an IP address by DNS servers - big, fast, computers that hold lists of site names and where they can be found as an IP address such as 234.143.21.8

This is partly because people are ok at remembering site addresses but not too good at remembering IP addresses. It also allows you to point more than one URL at the same site. So, you can have arrse.co.uk and arrse.com both with the same IP address and they'll both send you to exactly the same place.

The site software sets up a cookie when you log in and the name of the cookie depends on what url your browser was looking for, not where it ends up. So, if you normally log in through arrse.co.uk and have the "remember me" option ticked you'll get a cookie for arrse.co.uk. Each time you return to arrse.co.uk the site software will look for that cookie and, if it finds it, will log you back in.

If you now go to arrse.com the same site software will see what was entered in your browser and look for a cookie for arrse.com on your machine. It won't find one, so it won't log you in.


edited to add:

johnnyutah said:
It's common practice to buy up similair domain names for the sake of your reputation.
Imagine if Microsoft didn't buy up all the different microsoft. variations?
You could go ahead and make a similair sounding site pretending to be MS and trash their rep, make fake news articles, offer trojans for downloading etc...Mayhem.
TBH, johnny, I can't imagine anyone making Microsoft's reputation worse by doing this - practically anything a fake site did could only improve it :p
 
#8
spunkymonkey said:
It is the same site, E_S. Any URL that you visit (such as http://www.arrse.co.uk) is resolved to an IP address by DNS servers - big, fast, computers that hold lists of site names and where they can be found as an IP address such as 234.143.21.8

This is partly because people are ok at remembering site addresses but not too good at remembering IP addresses. It also allows you to point more than one URL at the same site. So, you can have arrse.co.uk and arrse.com both with the same IP address and they'll both send you to exactly the same place.

The site software sets up a cookie when you log in and the name of the cookie depends on what url your browser was looking for, not where it ends up. So, if you normally log in through arrse.co.uk and have the "remember me" option ticked you'll get a cookie for arrse.co.uk. Each time you return to arrse.co.uk the site software will look for that cookie and, if it finds it, will log you back in.

If you now go to arrse.com the same site software will see what was entered in your browser and look for a cookie for arrse.com on your machine. It won't find one, so it won't log you in.


edited to add:

johnnyutah said:
It's common practice to buy up similair domain names for the sake of your reputation.
Imagine if Microsoft didn't buy up all the different microsoft. variations?
You could go ahead and make a similair sounding site pretending to be MS and trash their rep, make fake news articles, offer trojans for downloading etc...Mayhem.
TBH, johnny, I can't imagine anyone making Microsoft's reputation worse by doing this - practically anything a fake site did could only improve it :p
Err, right. OK.

Thanks for the Anti Trolling gear anyway Spunky! ;)
 

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#9
bovvy said:
There is also armyrumour.co.uk and, probably, loads of others. It is possible to be logged in under more than one user name simultaneously.
Don't need different URLs for that; just a case of opening several tabs in your browser.
 
#10
In days of Arrse old Aunty Stella and I in a drunken 'We'll take over the world' moment bought and registered Arrse.com and Arrse.net

We then linked the page, quite childishly to a page about blondebint, and many giggles were had.

After a few weeks we decided that global domination didn't start with fcuking over Arrse so donated the URLs to the COs in return for monkey sex in the back of a Range Rover.
 
#11
minister_doh_nut said:
We then linked the page, quite childishly to a page about blondebint, and many giggles were had.

After a few weeks we decided that global domination didn't start with fcuking over Arrse so donated the URLs to the COs in return for monkey sex in the back of a Range Rover.
I knew there had to be a sensible explanation :? Is the blondebint page archived for posterity?
 
#12
Idrach said:
minister_doh_nut said:
We then linked the page, quite childishly to a page about blondebint, and many giggles were had.

After a few weeks we decided that global domination didn't start with fcuking over Arrse so donated the URLs to the COs in return for monkey sex in the back of a Range Rover.
I knew there had to be a sensible explanation :? Is the blondebint page archived for posterity?
Arrse.co.uk used to have a pig board on it as well.

I only know that because it had photos of me on it.
 
#13
The_Snail said:
Idrach said:
minister_doh_nut said:
We then linked the page, quite childishly to a page about blondebint, and many giggles were had.

After a few weeks we decided that global domination didn't start with fcuking over Arrse so donated the URLs to the COs in return for monkey sex in the back of a Range Rover.
I knew there had to be a sensible explanation :? Is the blondebint page archived for posterity?
Arrse.co.uk used to have a pig board on it as well.

I only know that because it had photos of me on it.
There wasn't the bandwidth to list every bloke who's dumped his load between your leathery fadge flaps. We tok it down rather than break the internet.
 

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