Well, he's probably referring to the IP address of the server. That's the numerical path that the domain name resolves to. The IP address is how the computers actually communicate over the Internet. When you punch in a web address in your browser, it "secretly" calls up a domain name server and asks for the matching IP address.For example, www.apple.com
resolves to 126.96.36.199. If you try to go to that number in your web browser, see where it takes you. Of course, this doesn't always work. www.sfxb.co.uk
actually resolves to 188.8.131.52, but that's not the right web site! Actually, that IP is the address for the company that is hosting the SFXB site. The server at that IP address looks at the web address you requested (www.sfxb.co.uk
) and then directs your browser to the right path on it's own system.Unfortunately, this doesn't help us because we can't get the IP address of Shane's old site. All of the domain name servers have long since been updated to redirect any requests to the current search page. Sure, Shane's stuff is probably still on a server out there somewhere, but finding and gaining access to that server is bordering on impossible.At least, it's well beyond my current knowledge and abilities.