GDrive wasn't such a bad idea....

GDrive wasn't such a bad idea....

Summary: Google is making their own G: drive as we speak. You may think this is speculation...

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Google is making their own G: drive as we speak. You may think this is speculation... but there is lots of evidence to support the idea that google is really digging into "Online Storage"...

Just imagine. A place where you can store files which can be used anywhere, anytime on any device... believe it! Google will allow people to store information on their servers using something as easy to use as a G: drive.

Here's what I know....

Do you remember gbrowser.com?

Registrant:
Google Inc. (DOM-1278108)
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View CA 94043 US

Domain Name: gbrowser.com

Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com
Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.markmonitor.com

Administrative Contact:
DNS Admin (NIC-1467103) Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View CA 94043 US
dns-admin@google.com +1.6502530000 Fax- +1.6506188571
Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
DNS Admin (NIC-1467103) Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View CA 94043 US
dns-admin@google.com +1.6502530000 Fax- +1.6506188571

Created on..............: 2004-Apr-26.
Expires on..............: 2006-Apr-26.
Record last updated on..: 2004-Apr-26 16:46:39.

Domain servers in listed order:

NS1.ALLDOMAINS.COM
NS2.ALLDOMAINS.COM

MarkMonitor.com - The Leader in Corporate Domain Management
----------------------------------------------------------
For Global Domain Consolidation, Research & Intelligence,
and Enterprise DNS, go to: www.markmonitor.com
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We know that google owns a domain called gbrowser.com for whatever reason... many people have speculated that a future web browser created by Google will be named "GBrowser"... After you read this, you may reconsider what they are calling a "browser"... how about a "File Browser"?

I was doing a little brainstorming and decided that if google was smart, they would provide some sort of online storage medium that can be accessed from anywhere... a similar 3rd party application had been developed called "GDrive" which utilized GMail as it's storage. This application has suspiciously been discontinued.

Is it possible that the developers of this 3rd party application came under some serious pressure from Google? I decided to do a quick lookup on the domain gdrive.com just to take a look at who the owners were... here's what the whois information says....

Registrant:
Data Docket Inc.
(DOM-1291683)
391 N Ancestor Pl. boise
ID
83704 US

Domain Name: gdrive.com

Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com
Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.markmonitor.com

Administrative Contact:
Data Docket Inc
(NIC-14393213)
Data Docket Inc.
391 N Ancestor Pl. boise
ID
83704 US
info@datadocket.com +1.2083895740 Fax- +1.2083895740
Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
Data Docket
(NIC-14393215)
Data Docket Inc.
391 N Ancestor Pl. boise
ID
83704 US
info@datadocket.com +1.2083895740 Fax- +1.2083895740

Created on..............: 2002-Apr-04.
Expires on..............: 2006-Apr-04.
Record last updated on..: 2005-Jul-25 19:01:51.

Domain servers in listed order:

NS.HOSTING4U.NET
NS2.HOSTING4U.NET

MarkMonitor.com - The Leader in Corporate Domain Management
----------------------------------------------------------
For Global Domain Consolidation, Research & Intelligence,
and Enterprise DNS, go to: www.markmonitor.com
----------------------------------------------------------

It looks like a company called "Data Docket Inc." has registered this domain... however, i became a little bit suspicious when i noticed that both gbrowser.com and gdrive.com were registered using the registrar "MarkMonitor.com" which (from what I can tell) don't really offer their domain registration services to just anybody.

It was a long shot, but I decided to pursue this a little bit further... you will be surprised what I found...

The whois information for the domain DataDocket.com didn't provide any kind of helpful information other than it was also registered with MarkMonitor.com... that wasn't a huge surprise... however, a subsequent WHOIS lookup blew this whole thing wide open and put things into perspective....

Domain Name: GOOGLEVIDEO.BIZ
Domain ID: D8667205-BIZ
Sponsoring Registrar: EMARKMONITOR, INC.
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 292
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Registrant ID: MKN-1467103
Registrant Name: DNS Admin
Registrant Organization: Google Inc.
Registrant Address1: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Registrant City: Mountain View
Registrant State/Province: CA
Registrant Postal Code: 94043
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Country Code: US
Registrant Phone Number: +1.6502530000
Registrant Facsimile Number: +1.6506188571
Registrant Email: dns-admin@google.com
Registrant Application Purpose: P1
Registrant Nexus Category: C21
Administrative Contact ID: MKN-1467103
Administrative Contact Name: DNS Admin
Administrative Contact Organization: Google Inc.
Administrative Contact Address1: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Administrative Contact City: Mountain View
Administrative Contact State/Province: CA
Administrative Contact Postal Code: 94043
Administrative Contact Country: United States
Administrative Contact Country Code: US
Administrative Contact Phone Number: +1.6502530000
Administrative Contact Facsimile Number: +1.6506188571
Administrative Contact Email: dns-admin@google.com
Administrative Application Purpose: P1
Administrative Nexus Category: C21
Billing Contact ID: MKN-1467104
Billing Contact Name: Data Docket
Billing Contact Organization: Data Docket
Billing Contact Address1: 391 N Ancestor Pl.
Billing Contact City: boise
Billing Contact State/Province: ID
Billing Contact Postal Code: 83704
Billing Contact Country: United States
Billing Contact Country Code: US
Billing Contact Phone Number: +1.2083895740
Billing Contact Facsimile Number: +1.2083895740
Billing Contact Email: info@datadocket.com
Billing Application Purpose: P1
Billing Nexus Category: C21
Technical Contact ID: MKN-1467103
Technical Contact Name: DNS Admin
Technical Contact Organization: Google Inc.
Technical Contact Address1: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Technical Contact City: Mountain View
Technical Contact State/Province: CA
Technical Contact Postal Code: 94043
Technical Contact Country: United States
Technical Contact Country Code: US
Technical Contact Phone Number: +1.6502530000
Technical Contact Facsimile Number: +1.6506188571
Technical Contact Email: dns-admin@google.com
Technical Application Purpose: P1
Technical Nexus Category: C21
Name Server: NS1.GOOGLE.COM
Name Server: NS2.GOOGLE.COM
Name Server: NS3.GOOGLE.COM
Name Server: NS4.GOOGLE.COM
Created by Registrar: EMARKMONITOR, INC.
Last Updated by Registrar: EMARKMONITOR, INC.
Domain Registration Date: Tue Jan 11 22:58:17 GMT 2005
Domain Expiration Date: Tue Jan 10 23:59:59 GMT 2006
Domain Last Updated Date: Mon Jan 24 08:51:19 GMT 2005


Attention should be paid to the "Billing Contact"...

You can now put all the pieces of the puzzle together.... step aside.. here comes google's very own GDrive!!!

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  • Why Would Anyone Store Files at a Wh*rehouse?

    While I don't mean to call Google a wh*rehouse, would you store your most sensitive files at a wh*rehouse in the spare disk space that the wh*res use for their PIM (date book) system?

    First, it is know that Google uses, for its OWN PURPOSES, ANY information that crosses it's path.

    Second, I would think that any files that someone wanted to be instantly accessible anywhere, would be at least VERY IMPORTANT if not SENSITIVE files.

    Do you not think that whatever files are stored on Google's web space will not be read, indexed and used for whatever purposes are MOST IMPORTANT to GOOGLE?

    And while ANYTHING CAN be done, I doubt even that you could easily encrypt the files. Encryption/decryption usually operates on the server side.

    I would love to have all my storage on line, but unless it is on my own, secure server, forget it!
    Seamus O'Brog
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    First, it is know that Google uses, for its OWN PURPOSES, ANY information that crosses it's path.
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