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Thread: Country Domains (IE 6 SP-1)
2004-06-21, 17:40 #1
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Country Domains (IE 6 SP-1)
I spend a lot of time working back and forth in Canada and the U.S., for days at a time. I was wondering if there was a way to control which country's version of a web site you could log on to.
For example, I'm in Canada for a few days, but I want to make some hotel arrangements for New York in U.S. dollars (with my U.S. credit card). I tried to log onto Hotels.com, but no matter what I did, I always got auto-forwarded to Hotels.ca. All the hotel prices were quoted in Canadian dollars, and there was the risk that if I made a booking I'd get hit with exchange rate fees on my U.S. credit card. I wound up giving up and booking through another site that didn't have a Canadian version.
Google defaults to Google.ca when I'm in Canada, but at least gives me the option to choose to Google.com. Is there a way to get around sites like Hotels.com (.ca) which are too smart for their own good?
2004-06-21, 20:07 #2
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Re: Country Domains (IE 6 SP-1)
The problem is that the site is sniffing your IP address. Unless you use a proxy based in the US, you can't defeat that. Well, telling your story to the company's marketing department, about the loss of several thousands of dollars in business every week, might help. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>