Contact Google Via Legal Action: Texas School Left No Options?
This is a funny one. InfoWorld reports a network infrastructure manager for a school district in Texas who manages 9,000 employees and 64,000 students recently changed the IP block they use to a new IP block. Since that change, anyone using Google within that IP block would be sent to Google Canada.
Google Canada does slightly skew their results to more Canadian based sites, and this was a “minor annoyance” for searchers but a nightmare for the network infrastructure manager’s team who had to deal with all the calls about this from the readers.
He said he “checked with ARIN (The American Registry of Internet Numbers) and learned that our new IP block was used by an organization from Alberta, Canada until mid-2005. Apparently Google’s redirection tables are very stale.”
After trying countless ways to contact Google, he is afraid the only way to be heard is to have his attorney draft a “certified letter” to Google.
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