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I've seen this grid favicon show up on a lot of sites, most of which tend to be for scams like oxytocin accelerator, or make $300 a day posting links to Google type sites.

Grid Favicon

My question is: what is this icon and where does it come from? Is there some organization whose goal is to make terrible websites like this and they associate them with this icon or does it belong to some server software that for some reason scammy sites like to use?

Does anybody know the origins of this icon?

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closed as off topic by John Conde Feb 14 '11 at 23:15

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That's the favicon of bluehost: bluehost.com And, yes, they do host a lot of low quality/spammy sites. –  Lèse majesté Feb 14 '11 at 23:47

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