Friday, 19 September 2008
The japanese video site "nicovideo" has been split into 5 rooms. One for the home page www.nicovideo.jp and 4 for the videos. Relevant is the first number of the video ID (after the "/watch/sm"). People meet if they watch the same video. But the video watching crowd is distributed over 4 rooms for video ID starting with 0-2, 3-5, 6-7, and 8-9. Also, if the host name starts with anything except "www.", then this is interpreted as a country domain and taken into account. So, de.nicovideo.jp is different from www.nicovideo.jp. Please see the nicovideo.xml.
Thursday, 18 September 2008
Some countries subscribed to SLD domains, like .uk, .in, .br. They introduce another level like ".co." (in .uk) and ".com." (in .br). But sometimes they also register directly under the country code. Example: orkut india is www.orkut.co.in, but century21india is www.century21india.in. So be it.