When I make http requests to my website with Chrome Browser on android 6.0 (Nexus6) I saw that it is making requests to instead of the IP of my webserver.

If I use another browser, it is connecting directly to my address.

If I use https, or ssh or antoher encrypted protocol, it seemt to go directly to my IP.

I did a IP lookup on and saw it is owned by DoD

OrgName: DoD Network Information Center OrgId: DNIC Address: 3990 E. Broad Street City: Columbus StateProv: OH PostalCode: 43218 Country: US RegDate:
Updated: 2011-08-17 Ref:

Is the DoD sniffing my traffic?

  • Is your phone rooted? Also, there's a long information on the same issue posted by another user on this XDA thread forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2610968 The OP says that a possible reason might be because his phone is rooted which caused this. Try using the a different SIM and check if the same happens. Also, he has mentioned that that its T-Mobile servers' IP lookup on his another reply.
    – Lucky
    Commented Oct 23, 2015 at 10:10
  • Are you using data compression? Maybe Google is using IP addresses that have belonged to DoD recently and the WhoIs did not update the information.
    – GiantTree
    Commented Oct 23, 2015 at 11:18
  • Hello, no my phone is not rooted. I have EU version, not SIM locked. He does not have the same servers as I do. Reading that topic it looks like it is not the same issue.
    – OlofL
    Commented Oct 23, 2015 at 11:52
  • @GiantTree yeah I am using data compression. Maybe thats it. Ill investigate further asap.
    – OlofL
    Commented Oct 23, 2015 at 12:40


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