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December 19, 2001 12:48 PM   Subscribe

Got a "Dot-mil Buddy"? George plus two other webloggers have new readers from the .mil domain. What about you?
posted by xowie (15 comments total)

 
A lot of people work for the government and are stationed on military bases. They could be just people looking in between... er uh... rebuilds... yes rebuilds.
posted by geoff. at 12:55 PM on December 19, 2001


seriously. this just means that they're surfing at work. ask ernie's house of whoop-ass how many .mil visitors HE gets.
posted by taumeson at 1:07 PM on December 19, 2001


A friend of mine had a visitor from navy.mil last month, referred to the page by a google search for "HR Puf N Stuf." Read into that what you will.
posted by transient at 1:21 PM on December 19, 2001


I've had .gov people referred by a google search for "the strokes mp3." I thought that was funny. The Strokes are clearly a government conspiracy! (By the way, I don't have any Strokes mp3s on my site.)
posted by elvissinatra at 1:54 PM on December 19, 2001


something else is going on. for a couple of months I've been getting between 12 and 50 (even over 100 a few nights) from that same domain. when I look at my raw logs, they always hit the same two or three pages.

I was thinking their server has that latest virus (the one that tried numerous hacks to see if it could get into the server.. can't think of the name off the top of my head.)

I haven't rigorously tested this, but it seems that on the nights when I have the most hits from the military server, I have the most hack attempts.
posted by rebeccablood at 2:45 PM on December 19, 2001


.mil visitors are nothing new to my domain either. Neither are the .gov people. Looking at my referrer logs, it's a bit amazing just how many people in how many places are looking for fairy pictures at work.
posted by Electric Elf at 2:55 PM on December 19, 2001


I don't have a weblog...does that mean I'm gay?
posted by HTuttle at 3:18 PM on December 19, 2001


It's not so much the .mil hits that interest me, as the number of apparent readers I have from harvard.edu, Oman (.om), Saudi Arabia (.sa) and South Africa (.za).
posted by esch at 4:04 PM on December 19, 2001


HTuttle: I don't have a weblog...does that mean I'm gay?"

"Maybe I need to lift more weights!" - Beau Sia
posted by tpoh.org at 4:12 PM on December 19, 2001


I get a lot of .mil and .gov hits, mostly from search engines, mostly using horribly old browsers. (NS 3.0 anyone? Seriously.)
posted by Nothing at 4:55 PM on December 19, 2001


Uh, trust me, people take breaks in .mil country too...
posted by NortonDC at 4:59 PM on December 19, 2001


I have a .gov address because I work for the feds. Trust me, it's likely they found it through a yahoo/google search or something. I'm constantly getting webpages that I don't want when I'm searching for something -- as I'm sure you do too. I just wonder how many people were freaked out because I probably, accidentally, went to their website.
posted by UWliberal at 6:50 PM on December 19, 2001


i get some of those (.mil) hits too. but my favorite readers are from estonia (.ee) yugoslavia (.yu) bosnia/herzegovina (.ba) and the battlestar galactica (.bsg)
posted by dzigavertov at 6:55 PM on December 19, 2001


If anyone wants a .info or .biz domain, I have about two thousand spam messages that describe how to get one.
posted by Hankins at 8:49 PM on December 19, 2001


HTuttle: I don't have a weblog...does that mean I'm gay?"
"Maybe I need to lift more weights!" - Beau Sia

YOU don't have a weblog??? Er, I mean, ya know - not that there's anything wrong with that.

Ahh I'm sorry. But someone had to say it...
posted by Carmen Jonze at 10:15 PM on December 20, 2001


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