Looking at recent site analytics (requires 5k reputation, details), and last month shows there were three big sites sending most of the traffic here. Not recognizing hubble.ic.kanazawa-it.ac.jp, I tried browsing there but keep getting the "Name Not Resolved" error:

"This site can’t be reached 

hubble.ic.kanazawa-it.ac.jp’s server DNS address could not be found."  

Curious if this is a legit URL?
If not, what's going on with GA to make it think it is?

Depending on responses, I'll have more questions.

  • 2
    in the spirit of OD, should we publish the viewerships stats for all to see?
    – philshem Mod
    Nov 12, 2016 at 20:47
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    anything else would be uncivilized ;)
    – albert
    Nov 12, 2016 at 21:59

2 Answers 2


www.ic.kanagawa-it.ac.jp (google translate) is the Kanagawa Institute of Technology - School of Information, which is a department of a legit academic organization (wikipedia).

Maybe hubble is a computer running a student web-scraping project?

Perhaps Nicolas, who lives in Japan, can reach out to someone in the IC department, to see what is going on.

  • interesting. and thanks!
    – albert
    Oct 24, 2016 at 23:16

Here's the data (2013-May-08 to 2016-Nov-14)

Important dates:

  • Private beta:2013-May-08

  • Public beta: 2013-May-21

And some data visualizations we have access to:


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Traffic sources

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