cite as: F. Bi. 2008. You are in a twisting maze of little think-tanks, all
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So, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research (TCPR) is still busy pointing out that Al Gore is Fat (and therefore global warming’s a scam!). No matter, because Brian D has uncovered something made of Epic Win: he found that the IP address 22.214.171.124 is host to not 5, or 6, or 7, but — let’s put it this way — a whole metric truckload of free-market think-tank web sites!
And yes, the TCPR site is one of them.
Now, it’s not unusual for several disparate web sites to be hosted on the same machine under the same IP address. But a single IP hosting several ‘independent’ web sites with similar goals — especially when the hosting company normally doesn’t do this1? I think it means something non-trivial is going on — probably involving, say, someone buying lots of ‘independent’ domain names in bulk.
(There’s a more extended discussion by Brian over at Manpollo.)
- The address 126.96.36.199 is for the San Francisco Climate Challenge, whose site happens to be one of the Lexicom Ltd.’s showcase sites. Note that the SFCC site shares the same IP with several other sites of largely unrelated content.