What subdomains does Apple use?

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I noticed that my AppleWorks update came from wsidecar.apple.com. They also use these subdomains:
    • info.apple.com (support)
    • developer.apple.com (development)
    • store.apple.com (the online Apple Store)
    and some subdomains that redirect:
    • ipod.apple.com -> www.apple.com/ipod (iPods)
    • quicktime.apple.com -> www.apple.com/quicktime (QuickTime)
    and plenty that don't exist:
    • download.apple.com
    • itunes.apple.com
    • macosx.apple.com
    • support.apple.com
    Who knows others? Let's make a list!
     
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    • myinfo.apple.com (Apple ID accounts)
    • register.apple.com (product registration)
     
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    I may be all by myself with this new hobby (so far), but I'm still having fun!
    • apple.apple.com -> www.apple.com
    • asw.apple.com ("Apple Sales Web")
    • guide.apple.com and macsoftware.apple.com (Macintosh Product Guide)
    • hotdeals.apple.com (hot deals)
    • jobs.apple.com (employment -- no, not Steve Jobs' personal subdomain!)
    • macos.apple.com -> www.apple.com/macosx (Mac OS X)
    • retail.apple.com ("Apple Retail Web")
    • sales.apple.com -> asw.apple.com
    • train.apple.com and training.apple.com (training)
    Here's a mystery. I tried test.apple.com and it changed the URL to something else, and then changed back. It was too fast for me to see, and now it won't do it again - I just get "server not found". Did I imagine it?
     
  4. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    test.apple.com tries www.test.apple.com then once that fails it goes back to test.apple.com
     
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    This works only with the www sub-subdomain at the front:
    • www.asia.apple.com
    Two subdomains that resolve (i.e., the subdomains are defined) but get no response from a server (i.e., the subdomains are not in use):
    • euro.apple.com
    • search.apple.com
    This subdomain resolves to a Windows NT Workstation with no home page defined!!
    • brazil.apple.com
     
  6. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    You obvious have way too much time to waste. Either that, or you're trying to do some back door hack. Wait a minute, what's the point of this thread again?
     
  7. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    The point of the thread? Just natural curiosity ("meow"). And, who knows, we might learn something about Apple that we didn't know before.

    In fact, we did learn something already: Apple seems to have a rogue server in Brazil that should be replaced or updated.

    So my challenge stands: who can find some more of the Apple subdomain names?
     
  8. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Not really a subdomain, but imac.com goes to apples main page. I noticed that in the URL it actually stays "imac.com", it doesn't re-direct to "apple.com"

    Some more:

    ali.apple.com (apple learning interchange)
    lists.apple.com (mailing lists)
    macsoftware.apple.com
    This one is interesting...
    quickdraw3D.apple.com
    certifications.apple.com
     
  9. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    help.apple.com redirects to apple's main page.
    here's an odd one,
    newton.apple.com goes to an apache server test page.
     
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    I was out of ideas for more, so I slept on it. In the morning, I was back on the hunt!
    • applejava.apple.com -> www.apple.com/java (but no java.apple.com)
    • applescript.apple.com -> www.apple.com/applescript
    • appleshareip.apple.com -> www.apple.com/appleshareip (but no appleshare.apple.com)
    • clarisworks.apple.com -> www.apple.com/appleworks (but no appleworks.apple.com)
    • consultants.apple.com (consulting services)
    • education.apple.com -> www.apple.com/education
    • firewire.apple.com -> www.apple.com/firewire
    • learning.apple.com (customer training)
    • powerbook.apple.com -> www.apple.com/powerbook (but no powermac.apple.com or ibook.apple.com or imac.apple.com)
    • seminars.apple.com (seminar schedule)
    • webobjects.apple.com -> www.apple.com/webobjects
    Double-forwards:
    • colorsync.apple.com -> www.apple.com/colorsync -> www.apple.com/macosx/features/colorsync
    • hypercard.apple.com -> www.apple.com/hypercard -> Hypercard page in the Apple Store
    • servers.apple.com -> www.apple.com/powermac/server -> www.apple.com/xserve
    • software.apple.com -> www.apple.com/products -> Apple Store main page (but no hardware.apple.com so I guess they really are a software company!)
    • speech.apple.com -> www.apple.com/macos/speech -> www.apple.com/macosx/features/speech
    These ones:
    • campus.apple.com
    • imaging.apple.com
    • leads.apple.com
    • media.apple.com
    • reseller.apple.com
    • smallbusiness.apple.com
    • quicktimevr.apple.com
    • usb.apple.com
    produce the message
    and have broken links at the bottom of the page since they point to pages under the same subdomains. Note the misspelling of the word inconvenience.
     

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