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I just accidentally typed and after 2 redirects (I think) I ended up at:

You can imagine my surprise when I noticed I was seeing my webpages on my local host!

Can someone explain why points to the local host and what was the reasoning behind the redirects?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

I believe it's called DNS rebinding attacks.

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Holy cow! Is this very serious or can I ignore it? – zaf Oct 18 '10 at 9:29
No need to be afraid, apart from that:… . If you're using Firefox, install NoScript (see…) – weeheavy Oct 18 '10 at 9:41

Someone must have registered that in public DNS with an A record of I am seeing this too when I do an nslookup for

whois for doesn't reveal much. Poking around with some similar fqdns ( and brings up the IP address, but there aren't any websites there.

That doesn't really answer the question.

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There are some answers for that:

  1. It's really convenient to do that when you are a site developer. You just make some changes locally and watch what will be in fact. And you don't need to just make some changes in production.

  2. Someone created a zone and forgot to change the default A record.

  3. This page should be only for internal use, but was accidentally put outside.

You shouldn't worry about that if you have right nslookup answer (and not from yours PC).

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