It is my understanding that DNS simply maps a domain name into an IP address. I realize that there is a lot more involved behind the scenes and there is other functionality, and perhaps some of that will explain what I am seeing.
If I enter the address http://volokh.com/
into a web browser, it displays a web page for "The Volokh Conspiracy". If I use ping, nslookup, or tracert with the domain name "volokh.com", they all tell me that it maps to IP address 22.214.171.124. But when I enter http://126.96.36.199/
into my web browser, I get a different web page - a "placeholder page" for some software called "cPanel" running under Apache.
Any idea what is going on? Shouldn't this give me "The Volokh Conspiracy"?
Thanks in advance for your replies.
Windows XP, Firefox
February 1, 2010 7:15 AM
February 1, 2010 5:49 PM