Using Gmail to write to someone in Oxford today when AdSense flashed up a link to www.oxfordcollege.ac. Thinking that it must have missed the “.uk” off the end, I clicked on the link and got this:
It is in fact the website of what appears to be a private establishment offering A-level and GCSE courses. It is physically located in Oxford (on “Floor 231” of an address on the Banbury Road, to be precise), but the .ac domain is in fact that of Ascension Island. Ingenious use of a domain name, don’t you think, though not quite in the del.icio.us league. The photograph, incidentally, shows the Radcliffe Camera, which is a University building.