A while back, I wrote about Apple’s mysterious non-sensical domain names that were hosted on Amazon’s Cloud servers. That post was picked up by Gizmodo. Well, I noticed today, a day before the big Apple event, that may or may not include news about the new Apple iPhone 6, iOS 8, Apple NFC, and the Apple iWatch, those non-sensical domain names are saying this:
Why they’ve been switched from being a simple server default landing page to one that actually includes content (Hello being the content), is kind of interesting. Those sites are still up and running, and I bet they have something to do with Apple’s announcements on September 9th.
On January 29, 2014, Apple registered two different domain names that appear to make no sense (at least to me):
Here’s a list of what I’ve found:
I checked the server’s IP for these most recent domains, and it appears that there are actually 24 different domains total, all owned by Apple. They all appear to be ‘made up’ nonsense type words:
Since my last check, there were those main 24 domains. But now, there appears to be about 100 of them total, and some are like this: absynotbxglspe.net
The whois is like this:
Domain Name: absynotbxglspe.net Registry Domain ID: 1838835601_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.corporatedomains.com Registrar URL: www.cscprotectsbrands.com Updated Date: 2014-02-19 13:10:26 -0500 Creation Date: 2013-12-11 18:57:00 -0500 Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2014-12-11 18:57:00 -0500 Registrar: CSC CORPORATE DOMAINS, INC. Registrar IANA ID: 299 Registrar Abuse Contact Email: Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.8887802723 Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited Registry Registrant ID: Registrant Name: Domain Administrator Registrant Organization: Apple Inc. Registrant Street: 1 Infinite Loop Registrant City: Cupertino Registrant State/Province: CA Registrant Postal Code: 95014 Registrant Country: US Registrant Phone: +1.4089961010 Registrant Phone Ext: Registrant Fax: +1.4089741560 Registrant Fax Ext: Registrant Email: Registry Admin ID: Admin Name: Domain Administrator Admin Organization: Apple Inc. Admin Street: 1 Infinite Loop Admin City: Cupertino Admin State/Province: CA Admin Postal Code: 95014 Admin Country: US Admin Phone: +1.4089961010 Admin Phone Ext: Admin Fax: +1.4089741560 Admin Fax Ext: Admin Email: Registry Tech ID: Tech Name: Domain Administrator Tech Organization: Apple Inc. Tech Street: 1 Infinite Loop Tech City: Cupertino Tech State/Province: CA Tech Postal Code: 95014 Tech Country: US Tech Phone: +1.4089961010 Tech Phone Ext: Tech Fax: +1.4089741560 Tech Fax Ext: Tech Email: Name Server: nserver.apple.com Name Server: nserver3.apple.com Name Server: nserver2.apple.com Name Server: nserver4.apple.com DNSSEC: URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
Note that previously those non-sensical domain names were hosted on an Amazon Cloud server, but the name servers have changed to the apple.com name servers.