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    The slot machine that IS paid! Billy Kay's Avatar
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    Big Dogs Gone?
    They're still listed as active at CJ, but

    http://www.bigdogs.com/

    www.bigdogs.com

    This page is parked free, courtesy of GoDaddy.com

    And none of the links work

    Maybe they forgot to renew their domain?

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    >>>Maybe they forgot to renew their domain?
    maybe they accidentally let it go and someone else scooped it up?

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    Big Dog Holdings, Inc.

    121 Gray Avenue
    Santa Barbara, California 93101
    United States

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com (http://www.godaddy.com)
    Domain Name: BIGDOGS.COM
    Created on: 12-Feb-96
    Expires on: 13-Feb-13
    Last Updated on: 15-Feb-06

    Looks to me like they pulled the plug.... DotBomb #2 crash #1?
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    I see their web site just fine.


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    looks like ot doesn't expire until 2013...
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    121 Gray Avenue
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    Geez! They're a few blocks from CJ!

    Maybe Todd can bicycle over there, knock on BigDog's door and ask if CJ affiliates should remove their links

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    How bizarre! When I click on their CJ link, I see that the domain is parked at GoDaddy, too!

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    If you can't see the site, do you have frames enabled? You have to, in order to view the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleScooter
    I see their web site just fine.
    Might be a DNS propagation problem.
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    I get their website.
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    So do I see the site, BUT it's in frames and this is exactly what I think is the problem. Not only is it in frames, but whichever of the links you click on, it's still showing just the root index page as the URL.

    Go ahead and click on the links in the top navbar and you can see it. IMO that is an indication that they are using masked (aka cloaked) redirection, which means that technically the domain itself is NOT hosted under some independent hosting account, but is hosted (or parked) at a registrar like Godaddy and the actual site is just being pulled up within the frame, which is why the URL isn't changing.

    It's a DNS issue at the bottom of it, according to how I've got it figured, if it's being redirected.

    Otherwise, they're just using frames - if you look at the source, this is what's in the noframes section:

    <**noframes**>
    <**html**>
    <**body**>
    You will need a "frames enabled" browser to view this site!
    Big Dog Sportswear produces high quality, reasonably priced activewear and accessories for men, women, and children of all ages.
    Big Dog Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Big Dogs" or the "Company") develops, markets and retails a branded, lifestyle collection of unique, high-quality, popular-priced consumer products, including activewear, casual sportswear, accessories and gifts. BIG DOGS is an All-American, family-oriented brand that the Company believes has established a unique niche in its dedication to providing quality, value and fun. Big Dogs products were first sold in 1983, and operations remained limited through 1992 when the current controlling stockholders acquired the BIG DOGS brand and related assets. Following the acquisition, Big Dogs initiated a strategy of leveraging the brand through dramatic expansion of its product line and rapid growth in its retail stores. The number of the Company's stores has grown from 5 in 1993 to 208 as of December 31, 2001.
    The Company's collection is centered around its signature BIG DOGS name, logo and "Big Dog" characters and is designed to appeal to a broad range of customers when they are in the "Big Dog state of mind." The BIG DOGS brand conveys a sense of fun, humor and a "Big Dog attitude," whereby each customer can feel that he or she is a "Big Dog." The Big Dog attitude and sense of fun are brought to life through the Company's graphic capabilities that portray the Big Dog characters in a number of engaging, positive and inspiring situations and activities. The Big Dog attitude is further defined by a number of slogans such as "If You Can't Run with the Big Dogs Stay on the Porch", "Unless You're the Lead Dog, the Scenery Never Changes," and "Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way." These graphics and slogans combine a bold, spirited attitude with wry, lighthearted humor. The appeal of the brand is further strengthened through a customer's personal identification with particular sports and other activities depicted in these graphics. In addition to its focus on fun, Big Dogs develops customer loyalty and enhances its brand image by providing a consistently high level of quality at moderate price points. Big Dogs accomplishes this primarily through selling its own brand directly to the consumer, low-cost product development, and sourcing high-volume/low-cost basic apparel with limited fashion risk.
    The BIG DOGS brand is designed to appeal to men, women and children of all ages, particularly baby boomers and their kids, when they are engaged in leisure or recreational activities. Furthermore, the Company believes that the millions of dog and other pet owners in the United States, as well as children, have a strong natural affinity toward the dog-related images and themes in Big Dogs graphics. In addition, the Company believes that the positive image the brand brings to being a "Big Dog" has a special appeal to large-size customers. The Company's apparel products, which include a wide variety of basic apparel and related products, are developed with an emphasis on being functional rather than fashion-forward or trendy. These apparel products include graphic T-shirts, shorts, knit and woven shirts, fleece items, loungewear and boxer shorts. In addition to its BIG DOGS line of activewear and casual sportswear for men and women, the Company has expanded its LITTLE BIG DOGS line of infants' and children's apparel and its BIG BIG DOGS line of big-size apparel. The Company has also expanded its non-apparel products, including plush animals, stationery and pet products, which feature Big Dog graphics and are developed to complement its apparel.
    The Company reinforces its brand image by distributing BIG DOGS products primarily through its own retail stores. This distribution strategy enables the Company to present a complete selection of its merchandise in a creative and fun environment. In addition, this strategy enables it to more effectively reach its targeted customers by locating stores in tourist-oriented and other casual environments where it believes consumers are more likely to be in the "Big Dog state of mind." The Company operates its retail stores in both outlet and full-price formats, depending on the location. In addition to its retail stores, Big Dogs markets its products through other channels, including its catalog, better wholesale accounts and the internet.
    <**/body**>
    <**/noframes**>
    OK, so who is seeing all that text? What's it there for, and why is that site in frames?

    Check the difference in the URL when you click on links or look at pages in the Google cache for the search.

    I'm not a techie, it'll take someone who is to figure out what it is they're doing, but whatever it is, the site is broken for some people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poopie Nubert
    Big Dog Holdings, Inc.

    Domain Name: BIGDOGS.COM
    Created on: 12-Feb-96
    Expires on: 13-Feb-13
    Last Updated on: 15-Feb-06
    The last update date was yesterday. Perhaps there was a very loud conversation yesterday with a network admin who forgot to renew the friggin domain name. The conversation may even have involved the phrase: "Renew the domain ... now, remove yourself!"

    The thing agaist that argument is the 2013. Companies often renew in 10 year increments. It is more likely that they made a server change yesterday and it is having a difficult time propagating through the great DNS system in the sky.

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    I suspect what happened is they forgot to renew their domain prior to expiry, godaddy changed the NS to park it (they do that the moment the name is past expiry date) and you happened to visit the site before the bigdogs.com guys GOT A CLUE and renewed it for 7 years.

    You now have the wrong godaddy site ip# in your local DNS cache or your ISP's cache - which means anyone at that ISP will be getting the wrong site until the cache is removed.

    If you went to the site with www. try going their without www. and you might get to it. Also, the reverse applies.

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