[dns-operations] What's the story on gmail.fr?

Michele Neylon - Blacknight michele at blacknight.com
Sun Jul 6 15:32:16 UTC 2014

Gmail.ie redirects to Gmail correctly .. 

Though I've never seen them advertise Gmail using anything other than the .com .. 



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From: dns-operations [dns-operations-bounces at dns-oarc.net] on behalf of sthaug at nethelp.no [sthaug at nethelp.no]
Sent: 06 July 2014 16:26
To: bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Cc: dns-operations at dns-oarc.net
Subject: Re: [dns-operations] What's the story on gmail.fr?

> > By the way, as far as i know french people use gmail.com in place of
> > gmail.fr. They won't even notice ! ;)
> Indeed, I've never seen gmail.fr advertised by Google and I'm
> surprised to learn it is used in Norway. Google Search finds only one
> link for gmail.fr :-)

It may not actually be used.

I came across this when investigating SERVFAILs.  These days a large
number of SERVFAILs are triggered by botnets, and thus it is entirely
possible that the queries I found for gmail.fr were also triggered by

Steinar Haug, AS 2116
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