September 13, 2001 2:03 PM   Subscribe keeps looping back to our own machines at work. At home, it comes up non-existant yet it's showed up in my server logs. network solutions has a listing for it. Anyone else getting bizarre results with this domain?
posted by Zebulun (14 comments total)
My guess is they surpassed their bandwidth and their host changed their DNS to a loopback address.

Afghan Taleban Mission to the U.N. (TALEBAN-DOM)
5516 Main Street suite #1d
Flushing, NY 11355

Domain Name: TALEBAN.COM

Administrative Contact, Billing Contact:
Mujahib, Abdul Hackeem (AHM19) admin@TALEBAN.COM
Afhgan Taleban Mission
55-16 Main Street Suite #1d
Flushing, NY 11355
Technical Contact:
Support, Tech (TS6330) hostmaster@INTERLAND.COM
Interland, Inc.
101 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
800-589-5060 (FAX) 404-586-0001

Record last updated on 14-Dec-2000.
Record expires on 12-Oct-2001.
Record created on 11-Oct-1997.
Database last updated on 13-Sep-2001 06:38:00 EDT.

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posted by mathowie at 2:07 PM on September 13, 2001

They were being hacked.
posted by SiW at 2:08 PM on September 13, 2001

They were up the other day...front page was the generally typical hax0r writing with anti-Taleban and ben laden sentiment by some Russian "haX0r."

I think the hack was present from before the attack though.
posted by mkn at 2:11 PM on September 13, 2001

And now they are...
posted by Mossy at 2:12 PM on September 13, 2001

Their DNS server resolves the domain to (localhost). Besides, wouldn't it be, not
$ nslookup
> set q=any
> server
Default Server:

Address: internet address = nameserver = nameserver = nameserver =
origin =
mail addr =
serial = 4
refresh = 3600 (1H)
retry = 4 (4S)
expire = 604800 (1W)
minimum ttl = 900 (15M) nameserver = nameserver = nameserver = internet address = internet address = internet address =
posted by waxpancake at 2:15 PM on September 13, 2001

a cache of the hack can be found here
posted by the_ill_gino at 2:16 PM on September 13, 2001

And here's a cached copy of the hacked page.
posted by waxpancake at 2:16 PM on September 13, 2001

There were multiple hacks, I believe. The cached one is not the same one that was up yesterday.
posted by mkn at 2:28 PM on September 13, 2001

Besides, wouldn't it be, not
I think the way it's spelled is different depending on where you are. In the US, I always see it spelled 'Taliban'. But if I go to the BBC site, it's spelled 'Taleban'.
posted by darukaru at 2:32 PM on September 13, 2001

saw this hack already, but heard tv reports that some were hacking the relief pages ... anyone know which were supposively hacked ... and why?
posted by eatdonuts at 2:43 PM on September 13, 2001

darukaru - Same goes for Usama and Osama.
posted by SuperGoat at 2:50 PM on September 13, 2001

Hello?!?! Anyone notice that two things REALLY stand out?

1) The site is registered to Abdul Hackeem Mujahib...ahem...HACKEEM. Hack them? Get it?
2) It's spelled Taliban. NOT Taleban. I'm willing to bet that if this was their site they would probably spell it correctly and if it was hacked they would've taken it down or fixed it over the past 3 days.

This is a hoax or an attempt at a lame joke. Please stop spreading this lame site around.
posted by suprfli at 3:03 PM on September 13, 2001

1) Hakeem is a common Arab name -- it means "wise" in Arabic. There is no reason it couldn't be spelled "Hackeem," for the reasons given below.

2) As has already been pointed out, "taleban" is the spelling commonly used in the UK. The word is transliterated from another alphabet, thus the Latin spelling of it is somewhat variable. This is the same reason "Khadaffi" is also seen spelled Qadaffy or Ghadaffi, and why they started calling Peking "Beijing" some years ago.

In Afghanistan the most common language is Dari, which is essentially the same language as Farsi, the language spoken in Iraq. This language is written using an Arabic alphabet. A second major language spoken in Afghanistan is Pashtu. (More info on Afghanistan's languages here.)
posted by kindall at 4:56 PM on September 13, 2001

kindall: i stand corected. i thought when i saw hackeem that it was a giveaway that is was some sick joke. thanx for the information and enlightenment.
posted by suprfli at 5:22 PM on September 13, 2001

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