Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mistaken Identity

   My other blog, the Laxness in Translation site, received a hit from a Goodreads review the other day. The link in the reviews comments was the the Laxness site, but it had an ".ie" suffix instead of a ".com"; the commenter said it must be located in Ireland. I checked the link myself and also tried it with other European suffixes. Sure enough, there was a French, German, and Danish version as well. Once I got to the site's homepage the site's internal links worked normally.

   A little research found the answer. Apparently, Blogspot (Google) is now making country specific domains for all its sites in order to allow individual countries to shut down any potential offenders. I tried it with FITK; it worked the same way.

  Who could have foreseen that my simple blog would become subject to international scrutiny?

By Professor Batty


Blogger Jono said...

Google is just doing its part per the agreement with the NSA. I think Snowden knew about the Irish connection. ;)

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