Google Going P2P?

Spotted on Digg: The URL sharelive.com resolves to Google (www.sharelive.com/forums/ also resolves to Google, though to a non working page.) Odd, in that ShareLive used to be a file sharing site. From the Internet Archive: August 2002, June 2004, (something called oZone), Feb 2005 (back to ShareLive). Nothing after…

Sharelive

Spotted on Digg: The URL sharelive.com resolves to Google (www.sharelive.com/forums/ also resolves to Google, though to a non working page.) Odd, in that ShareLive used to be a file sharing site. From the Internet Archive: August 2002, June 2004, (something called oZone), Feb 2005 (back to ShareLive). Nothing after March of 2005. It apparently shutdown in May of 2005, due to lack of funding (and probably legal issues?). Could Google be getting ready to launch its P2P service? (Thanks, Andreas)

Author: John Battelle

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5 thoughts on “Google Going P2P?”

  1. It looks like sharelive.com’s DNS servers are with zoneedit.com, which has a very easy to use web forward/re-direct feature, so it is most likely that.

    Also, the registrar is enom.com, not the usual one (MarkMonitor.com) that Google uses.

  2. Interesting. I wrote a column about Google getting into P2P last month. Given how much they’re trying to embed software on your desktop (Google Pack and Lexar USB drives), and given that they’ve deployed Google Base to be a repository for information (and given the current upload method is a little rough around the edges), it only makes sense they would get into P2P. If nothing else, it would be another avenue around which to sell ads.

  3. These are some what bogus sites. Google always provide Google Email Address (if logged in) and other links at the top-right corner. These sites are not providing those.

    Or

    It may be a dirty trick by Google to get more traffic. Offcourse there is a brand damage here.

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