Friday, May 29, 2009

DoCoMo - calling itself a Googlebot

This is interesting - getting hits from user agent DoCoMo which is listing itself as a Googlebot:

DoCoMo/2.0 N905i(c100;TB;W24H16) (compatible; Googlebot-Mobile/2.1; +

I looked it up and is in fact on the Google network:

OrgName: Google Inc.
Address: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
City: Mountain View
StateProv: CA
PostalCode: 94043
Country: US

NetRange: -

I looked into this further and apparently Google and Japanese mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo have formed some sort of partnership:

Googe DoCoMo Partnership