Other words which work (words chosen by train of thought):
"economist" pulls up www.economist.org (oddly enough, not the magazine)
"washington" pulls up an empty www.washington.com site
"motherhood" gives www.motherhood.com
"yale" gives www.yale.com, industrial trucks company
"quilt" brings up www.quilt.com, quilting information site (surprise)
"me" brings up www.me.com, an online chat/conference company
"rohit" brings up www.rohit.com, empty site
"seattle" brings up www.seattle.com, a seattle guide
"satan" brings you to the "Slate Arthropodic Technical Analytical Numbering
"foo" brings up www.foo.com, which says "The domain name that has brought
you here is currently not in use. "
"waterloo" brings up "Waterloo Consulting"
"Canada" brings up www.canada.com, which seems to have a search engine, news
articles, weather, comics
"USA" brings up another kind of find-things site
"woman" does www.woman.com, which has material on youth & violence
Some words I can't test right now because they bring up microsoft internal
From: Ron Resnick [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, May 22, 1998 12:17 AM
To: Rohit Khare
Subject: Re: The 120,000 mile ticket
On another topic, can FoRKers confirm this, and possibly explain
to me what is going on?
Type "yahoo", just like that, no "www", no ".com",
in your browser address pane.
See where it takes you. At first I thought this was a
Netscape easter egg built into the browser itself (Communicator 4.04).
But then I tried it in IE (3.02) with the same result.
It seems to actually be going out to resolve. What kind of DNS
resolution is that?? Particularly with the strange html it pulls up?