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How yahoo.com resolves?

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  1. LinuxTechie

    LinuxTechie Well-Known Member

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    Friends,

    I knows that this is not the right place to ask this question. But I am sure, someone here will be having right answer for my question.

    My question is :

    How yahoo.com resolves? When I takes yahoo.com it redirects to in.yahoo.com. I am not sure how it recognizes the Indian IP and redirects it to in.yahoo.com . Looking forward for your answers.

    Thanks
     
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    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    What is the reason you are asking about this happening? If you do not want to be redirected to in.yahoo.com by Yahoo, you could always use a proxy that has an IP in another country to go to a different location.

    If that isn't the concern, then please let us know what you are wanting our opinion about specifically.
     
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    I'm guessing he wants his own site to change/redirect appropriately when visited, like Yahoo.
     
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    Hi Tristan,

    I am bit anxious to know the logic behind this. If someone could explain the scenario behind this, it will be great!
     
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    The logic behind determining someone's location and sending that user to the closest machine is to ensure the user has the fastest loading machine for the connection for one reason, since the closest machine would have the least hops for routing. Another reason would be probably to serve content that is more applicable to that user due to the region. For Google and Yahoo (search engines), they would be more likely to return content from that region of the world to the user if they are going to direct the user to a set server or servers for the search results. It makes sense that a user in Asia might be more likely to want Asian language sites or content in all likelihood.
     
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    Hello All,

    May be. Not sure. I just wanted to know the technology.
     
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