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BeerZing? WTF?


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larsga 5962:200
A Google search led me to a page on Ratebeer, which I wasnít allowed to see, because I wasnít logged in. It took me a little while to figure out what was wrong: I was on beerzing.com, not ratebeer.com. If you go to beerzing.com, youíll see that everything looks exactly like Ratebeer, except itís a different site. (I didnít try logging in.)

I checked whois, and apparently the owners are not the same as for Ratebeer. Theyíre hiding behind some kind of "WhoisGuard".

Is someone "leeching" Google Ads income from Ratebeer, or is this legit?
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nimbleprop 4196:40
You ever see Boiler Room? The head shed at Ratebeer has got a whole back up site set up so that once these trade threads get too ridiculous, we can just shut down and migrate and no one will be the wiser.
5/2/2013 11:21:56 AM

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puzzl 3237:138
Running a traceroute on the domains leads them both to the exact same server. And you can log in and do everything with the other domain, too, unsurprisingly considering itís the same server and is run by the same people.

What was the search you did on google to get the page?
5/2/2013 11:25:53 AM

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puzzl 3237:138
5/2/2013 11:26:32 AM

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larsga 5962:200
I didnít think of that, but youíre right: theyíre the same server, at 66.135.37.204.

It seems unwise to split the siteís Pagerank that way, but thatís not really my problem.

I googled "Dahls Eksport". Hit number 8 or so is "Where to find Dahls Eksport", on Beerzing.
5/2/2013 11:30:42 AM

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larsga 5962:200
Probably just a misconfiguration of the virtual hosting, then.
5/2/2013 11:31:15 AM

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ReggieDunlap 2924:138
you have caught a glimpse of a parallel universe.
5/2/2013 11:38:17 AM

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puzzl 3237:138
Ratebeer is going to be renamed BeerZing. Iím calling it.
5/2/2013 11:41:01 AM

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GT2 7870:532
what is happening
5/2/2013 11:46:24 AM

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larsga 5962:200
Nothingís happening. False alarm. Sorry.
5/2/2013 11:50:47 AM

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Jblauvs 1337:1
So I was logging onto BeerZing.com, a really popular beer rating website that I frequent, when all of a sudden I was prompted to log in. After a moment, I realized that I was at Ratebeer.com?!? Do any of you know whatís going on? Is this some sort of "Mirror, Darkly" situation?
5/2/2013 11:54:45 AM

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