What is doug1izaerwt3.cloudfront.net?
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Every page I load on Etsy kind of hangs for a second, and in the status bar of my browser I see it's trying to download something from doug1izaerwt3.cloudfront.net.
What is that?
When I go to cloudfront.net, it's a parked site. There is no site there.
But when I do a who-is, it appears to be owned by Amazon.com.
PO BOX 81226
Seattle WA 98108-1226
firstname.lastname@example.org +1.2062664064 Fax: +1.2062667010
Why is Amazon.com downloading things on Etsy?
Posted at 1:17 am Jul 30, 2010 EDT
Yeah it is, and I got a little more confused when there is nothing at cloudfront.net but a parked site.
Have you tried googling for cloudfront?
Amazon CloudFront is a web service for content delivery. It integrates with other Amazon Web Services to give developers and businesses an easy way to ..."
It's basically a web host.
Posted at 10:16 am Jul 30, 2010 EDT
Totally right. The "doug1izaerwt3" name certainly looks odd, but it's part of our kissmetrics implementation and unfortunately I don't think we have control over the naming.
This isn't a virus, spyware, or malware.
CloudFront is an web site delivery service, owned by Amazon. Even though this script is being served by an Amazon service, no data about your browser or visit on Etsy is being given to Amazon.
Posted at 12:44 pm Jul 30, 2010 EDT