Friday, December 13, 2013

Google shows photo of "Sudeep" in place of "Puneeth Rajkumar". Kannada Movie Sandalwood Actors

Google is is the best search engine.. It has changed the way availability of information on the web.. The word "Google" is used synonymously for "Search the Internet/Web"..

This blog post is about namma Kannada Sandalwood Movie Actors...

Today I saw that Google was displaying the photo of "Sudeep" in place of "Puneeth Rajkumar". Try searching for "Dr Rajkumar" or "Shivrajkumar" or "Raghavendra Rajkumar" in Google Web Search. and you will find photo of "Sudeep" labled as "Puneeth Rajkumar"...

Results page for "Dr Rajkumar"

Results page for "Shivrajkumar"

Results page for "Raghavendra Rajkumar"

When you search for "Puneeth Rajkumar" the first photo to show up is of "Sudeep" and there is a photo of "Diganth" also among the photos of "Puneeth Rajkumar"

Results page for "Puneeth Rajkumar"

I dont know how and why this mistake has happened. I have reported the same to Google..

Is this a result of wrong indexing? or due to wrong labelling of the photos/images on the websites which is indexed by Google.. Hope this will be rectified soon..

Try searching for "Dr Rajkumar" or "Puneeth Rajkumar" or "Shivrajkumar" or "Raghavendra Rajkumar" in Google and see whether its same or whether its corrected..

Try searching about your favourite actors or actresses and see whether there is any different photo coming up in the results.. You can try searching in Yahoo or Bing (formerly Live and MSN Search) search engines also..

Have a Great Time..

Jai Hind... Jai Karnataka...
ಸಿರಿಗನ್ನಡಂ ಗೆಲ್ಗೆ


Saturday, June 15, 2013

The .IN.NET (dotIN dotNET) - Is it Really a New Address for India? Is it a Domain or SubDomain?

The news everywhere is that there is a launch of  new domain extension .IN.NET with "India's New Domain" as punchline..

.IN.NET is a part of RADIX (RadixRegistry) which is a constituent of Directi (Directi) which is one of the  leaders in the business of Web Presence (Domains, Webspace, Internet Traffic and Communications) which has a lot of innovative services and has millions of customers worldwide.. The registry system backend is provided by CentralNic (CentralNic) which has many of new TDLs ( .PW , .LA ) and LL.COM/LL.NET/LL.ORG which are TDL like subdomain extensions..

.IN.NET domain registration is focused to provide Indian Domain Name to Indians or Indian Business as per the Company's Website (IN.NET). This gives a new opportunity for many people to have an online address especially to those whose names or phrases are already registered by someone else.. This confers the "Availability" , one of the 3 descriptive terms of the company.

Another descriptive term of .IN.NET company is "Unrestricted" ! ! ! If the registration of .IN.NET is available to every individual, how will it be "India's New Domain" as anyone can register the domain name.. So the Indian essence of .IN.NET may be lost... So restricting the registration of the services will really provide a total Indian essence...

The third descriptive term is "Affordable" which is yet to be determined as the website does not reveal the prices of the registration / transfer or renewal processes as its Launch with Land Rush is from 17-June-2013 to 30-July-2013, the services will be open to the public from 01-August-2013...

Now is .IN.NET is offering domain registration or sub-domain registration........?
To find this out we must know the basic naming system over the internet like TLD, gTLD, ccTLD, SLD etc.. You can read about these terms by searching for "domain name basics" or at iGoldrush [domain name structure and TLDs (gTLD, sTLD, uTLD, ccTLD)] which explains these terms in a simple way with examples..

A few examples for TLD (Top-Level-Domain) : .com , .net , .org , .in , .us , .uk etc
Here .com , .net , .org are Generig-TLDs (gTLD) where as .in , .us , .uk are Country-Code-TLDs (ccTLD).

Now look at my domain, , here TLD is .com which is a gTLD..

Now consider (address of India's BSNL), here is an SLD. Many countries have ccTLD and some have SLDs which work as TLDs...
A few examples for SLD (Second-Level-Domains) : , , etc. In my address , kslokesh is also an SLD as it preceeds a TLD and blog is a Subdomain..

[ : blog (subdomain) ; kslokesh (SLD) ; com (TLD) ]

So considering yourname.IN.NET , here yourname the subdomain of IN.NET which is being offered as a domain name. But this subdomain really works as a real SLD due to the functioning of the DNS service..

There are lot of free services which provide subdomain-as-a-domain registration which works as SLDs like ,  etc. , We also have seen the popular CO.CC which stopped all the subdomain services and Google removed the domains from their index. You can search for the story of .CO.CC over the net for more information..

The registration service offered by .IN.NET is similar to that of .UK.COM, .JP.NET , .US.COM etc., which is Subdomain registration rather than True Domain Registration.. The Subdomain-as-a-Domain Service (SaaD Service) is really a new business opportunity especially when you have the names which are short (like 2 or 3 character) and more better if it corresponds to 2 or 3 character Country Codes or Accronyms etc. I think now the Network18's which is providing free email, should also start to provide name registrations like ..

Please DO NOT get confused between .IN.NET and .NET.IN ! ! ! The domain names with .IN , .CO.IN , .NET.IN , .ORG.IN , .GEN.IN , .FIRM.IN , .IND.IN etc extensions are maintained by IN Registry (IN Registry) which does not allow 2 character domain names and also has reserved words which cannot be registered by public. If it was allowed, someone would have registered domain names as IN.IN or COM.IN and start to provide SaaD Service as .IN.IN and .COM.IN respectively.... Who knows, as the demand for the names over the internet increases, the IN Registry itself may start to provide such services but it would be a genuine service...

.IN ccTLD domain name costs around 500 - 800 INR ( 8 - 15 USD) / year which can be registered at many domain registration providers of which BigRock (BigRock) is one of the Leading Participant and also a constitute of Directi Group or from GoDaddy (GoDaddy / which has recently started its office in India or from Net4 (Net4)..

If the name you wish is already registered by someone else, try for some alternative names or domain extensions. But for the people who are particular about the name, .IN.NET is really a good opportunity provided they are economically priced..

I will also register my .IN.NET name... If the price is acceptable for me..

Please visit IANA (IANA) which has list of TLD (gTLD and ccTLD) which are ICANN Approved (ICANN)..

Coming to domain hacks: , , , , etc will soon follow...

Happy Domaining ! ! !

Vande Maatharam,
Jai Hind.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Phishing and Spoof - Part 4 - What to do after you recognize Spoof and Phishing

In previous post I have mentioned few things by which you can prevent Phishing. After little bit of exposure and experience, you can recognize most of the Spoof and Phishing.

If you have recognized or come across a Spoof or Phishing you will become cautious and must act safe to protect your sensitive information. Now you must also help others to be safe. You can do the following things if you recognize or come across Spoof and Phishing.

1) Spread the word about Spoof and Phishing.

2) Alert the websites like PhishTank, Symantec and Google about it.
PhishTank URL: (Needs Membership to report or vote)
Google Safe Browsing URL:
Symantec Anti Fraud URL:

3) Alert the company/website which is being Phished.
Some websites may have an email dedicated for reporting Spoof Emails. Please forward the Spoof Emails along with the Full Headers to them. Please keep the Spoof Emails in a Separate folder as you may need it later. Email the concerned websites the link of the page used for the phishing.

4) If you are a power user or web master, you can do the research about the registrant of the domain, Trace the Spoof Email for the server of Origin, Look for the IP Address and Server where the Phished Pages are hosted. Report these to the respective service providers.

5) Make a Blog or Post about different Spoof and Phishing which you have come across. Share it with your friends.

6) Many More....

Please share the information about Spoof and Phishing and the methods to identify and prevent it.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Phishing and Spoof - Part 3 - Few Tips to Prevent Getting Spoofed and Phished

In previous post I had mentioned few things which will help you to recognize Potential Spoof and Phishing. In this post I will tell some of the tips which will help you to recognize and prevent Spoof and Phishing.

Few Tips To Prevent from being Phished:

1) Browser and Add-ons:
It is better that you use browsers like Mozilla FireFox or Opera as they are more secure compared to Internet Explorer. Kindly Enable the Status Bar of your browser.
Do not install unnecessary ToolBars, Add-ons/Plug-ins to the browsers.
Kindly disable certain JavaScript activities which will Hide Status Bar, Hide Address Bar, Change Status Bar Text, Disable or Replace Context Menus. These features may prevent you from recognizing the Phishing Attempts.
Look whether you can resize a PopUp Window. If you cannot, better to change to a different browser like FireFox or enable the options which will allow you to resize the PopUp windows. Check the Help Pages of your browser or ask the Help in some of the Web Forums.

2) Internet Surfing Habit:
It is a good habit to type the address of the bank and other financial service companies rather than clicking the link in emails or other non-standard websites. Or use the Bookmark/Favourites of the Browser. Do not use 3rd party web-services or online bookmarking services for bookmarking the addresses of the Financial company websites.

3) Look for "HTTPS" and Address Bar Text:
Look for the "https://" and the URL in the Address Bar Text in the address bar where you login to the website.

4) Look for "PadLock" symbol:
Look for the PadLock Symbol in the Status Bar of your Browser.

5) Use Anti-Phishing Browser Features:
Some browsers have Anti-Phishing Features and Some Antivirus Softwares also help in preventing the Phishing by alerting you when you come across a Phishing or Forged Website.

Some Measures about Keeping your Sensitive information Secure:
1) Do not publicly mention your email address which is associated with your bank account or other corporate concerns.
2) Use different email address for personal, corporate, official, social and financial purposes with different passwords. Use the email address from the services like for public activities like posting in forums and commenting the blogs.
3) Do not share the credit card and other informations.
4) Never use the facilities like "Invite your Friends .." in the social websites which will ask you to enter your email account username and password. This will not only expose your email accounts but also expose the email addresses present in your address book.
5) Never enter your email addresses into the websites which you are not aware of. Please use the email address provided by the services like in such situations which has very good Anti Spam Measures.

So be careful while you enter your email address into some website. In my next post I will tell what you can do if you recognize or come across a Spoof or Phishing.
Phishing and Spoof - Part 4 - What to do after you recognize Spoof and Phishing


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Phishing and Spoof - Part 2 - Recognize Spoof and Phishing

In previous post I had given a small intro about Phishing and Spoof. In this post I will mention few things to consider by which you can recognize Potential Spoof Emails sent for Phishing.

1) Some of the things to look for when you get an email claiming to be from a Company of which you are a member:
You may get many emails from different companies. But be careful when you get an email asking you to enter some sensitive data.

When you get an Email requesting you to enter some sensitive data by clicking the link in the email, Look for the From Address, From Name, To Address, Sent Date, Full Email Headers, How the Email addresses you, The Data you are asked to enter, The link Text, Linked Address, etc.

From Address and Name:
Some companies usually declare the email addresses used by them to send emails to their members, but in most cases the From Address usually appears as Official Address, as the phishers forge the From Address of the emails. Sometimes the From Address may have little variations and it may not be noticeable easily.

If you get an email claiming to be from a bank to which you are not a member/customer and asks you to verify your account information, then you can blindly tell that it is the Spoof Email which is been sent to you for Phishing.

To Address:
If the email is sent only to you and directly to you, your Email address appears in the To Address of the Email. There will not be any other email address in the To Address of the email.

If there is another address/addresses in the To Address of the email, then you are not the only recipient of the email. Some send the emails by entering the addresses into the BCC Address of the email so that the other email addresses are not displayed.

So please be careful while clicking a link in an email to which you are not the only recepient and your address is not in the To Address of the email.

Sent Date:
Some send the email as Future Dated, eg: the sent date will be any date of the year 2020 etc. Such emails appear at the top of the email list in the Inbox. If the email is sent with a past date, such emails will be at the middle or last of the email list in the Inbox.

Kindly be careful if you get such emails.

Full Email Headers:
It is good habit to look the Full Email Header of the emails which appear to be sent by any Company like banks or shopping or financial services companies as it may sometimes prevent you from Phishing.

Sometimes the From Email Address may be different from Reply To Email Address, Or the Originating domain of the email may be different one. So its better to check for these things.

How the Email addresses you:
Some companies have the policy which mentiones how the member (you) will be addressed in the emails.
Eg: PayPal addresses the members by their Names in their emails. So if you get any email claiming to be from PayPal but it address you in a different way other than your name, say like "PayPal Customer", you can clearly tell that the email is not from PayPal.

The Data you are asked to enter:
Some emails ask you to reply the email with the username and passwords or other sensitive information. But such emails are less nowadays. Kindly go through the Company's Policies and check whether they send any emails asking for sensitive information. Most of the Corporate Companies have a policy that they wont send any emails asking you to send passwords or any other sensitive information.

Some emails may tell you that your account is blocked or has some suspicious activity and asks you to use the link in the email to login to the website. Never click such links. You better use the contact form or support ticket or the Telephone to contact the company as it is more safer. You can also send an email to the email address provided by the Company in their Official Website rather than replying to the sent email or clicking the link in the email.

If you want to login to the Companies Website, kindly open a new browser window and enter the website address of the Company into the address bar and use the login options in the website rather than opening the website by clicking the link in the email.

The link Text and Linked Address (URL):
The Link Text in the email may appear as to be same with the Official Website Address. But the Link Text can be made to link to a different URL.

Its better to scroll the mouse over the Link Text for a while and look for the Text in Status Bar. Usually it will be different from the Official Website Address if it is not scripted to show a different text in the Status Bar. You can even Right-Click on the Link and check the properties of that link and chcek the URL its linked to.

Some use the URL Shortening features and shorten the URL to a small URLs instead of Long ones. Be carful while clicking such URLs. Never enter any sensitive information into the pages which appear by clicking the Shortened URL Versions.

The URLs will be scripted in such a way that it opens in a New Window or Tab and it will not have an Address Bar. Never enter any sensitive information into the page which has no Address Bar and Status Bar and which appears as a resulting of clicking the Link in Email as it can be a Phishing Attempt.

These are only a few of the many things to be considered to recognize Spoof and Phishing. In my next post I will mention a few things by which you may prevent Phishing.
Phishing and Spoof - Part 3 - Few Tips to Prevent Getting Spoofed and Phished


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