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Old 07-14-04, 11:07 PM
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Google.com redirecting??

I live in Canada and everytime I access http://www.google.com from my computer, it automatically changes to google.ca. As far as I know their is no difference whatsoever, except when google.com puts up their new logos, I cannot see it. However, when I am at work, google.com pops up no problem. How come?
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A random guess would be that you are using rogers.ca or some other isp which resolves as distinctly canadian at home while your work ip is a .com and geographically nondescript.
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Do you use the Google Toolbar? There is an option there where you set the default Google home page to any of about 50 countries (Canada being one of them).
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It seems like there's a way to fix that. For awhile, google would redirect me to google.ca at work. That's because I work at a Canadian company although my location is in the US, and everything is routed back through Canada.

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