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internet_security:domain_name_verification [2013/04/01 14:54] (current)
tstetson [Figuring out ANY domain]
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 ==== Figuring out ANY domain ==== ==== Figuring out ANY domain ====
  
-To figure out the domain of the site you are visiting, look at the address bar.  Find the first slash (highlighted blue) after http: ⁄ ⁄ and read from right to left( <- ).  Ignore ALL other slashes (these are highlighted in red).  The first 2 segments are the domain (highlighted yellow). ​ Notice the segments are separated by periods. ​ The  weather segment is not part of the domain yahoo.com.\\+To figure out the domain of the site you are visiting, look at the address bar.  Find the first slash (highlighted blue) after %%http://%% and read from right to left( <- ).  Ignore ALL other slashes (these are highlighted in red).  The first 2 segments are the domain (highlighted yellow). ​ Notice the segments are separated by periods. ​ The  weather segment is not part of the domain yahoo.com.\\
 {{:​documentation:​domain:​yahooexample.png|}}\\ {{:​documentation:​domain:​yahooexample.png|}}\\
 In this case the domain is yahoo.com. ​ Everything else around the yahoo.com is extra information yahoo.com needs to display the information you want. In this case the domain is yahoo.com. ​ Everything else around the yahoo.com is extra information yahoo.com needs to display the information you want.
 +
 +Sometimes the scammers get tricky. ​ Consider the following URL:
 +<​code>​http://​www.caltel.com.rx3trodup.ru/​accountaccess/​customerlockout.html</​code>​
 +we need to first find the proper slash.
 +<​code>​http://​www.caltel.com.rx3trodup.ru/​accountaccess/​customerlockout.html
 +                                  ^ This is the slash we're looking for.</​code>​
 +Now we go back 2 segments. ​ The first segment is ru.  The second segment is rx3trodup. ​ Therefore the domain is rx3trodup.ru. ​ It doesn'​t matter that you see %%www.caltel.com%% in this URL - this link will not direct you to caltel.com but instead to rx3trodup.ru. ​ The %%www.caltel.com%% is only in the URL to make you believe you would be going to %%www.caltel.com%%. ​ Armed with this information you can prevent yourself from getting scammed.
 +
 +Another example
 +<​code>​http://​abaloney.net/​caltel.com/​fixaccount/​member%20page%20
 +                   ^ This is the slash we're looking for.</​code>​
 +The domain for this site is abaloney.net,​ and this site has nothing to do with CalTel as well.
 +
 +Final example:
 +<​code>​http://​trending.caltel.lolreport.myhamms.org/​
 +                                            ^ This is the slash we're looking for.</​code>​
 +Going back 2 segments gives us the domain name of %%myhamms.org%% - definitely not a website that belongs to %%caltel.com%%.
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