Saturday, November 24, 2007

Tagruato Website Hacked!


















The Tagruato website has been hacked. The title was changed to "TAGRUATO IS DESTROYING OUR OCEANS", and the regular picture of Ganu Yoshida has been graffiti-ed - adding devil horns to Ganu, a tidal wave destroying a city, and various sea life.

Interestingly, the wave and sea animals all have roman numerals hidden on them, and the sea animals have hidden words indicating type of animal it is:

  1. Tanner Crab
  2. Irukandji Jellyfish
  3. Dumbo Octopus
  4. Ogre fish
  5. The Wave, which is similar to Hokusai's "Great Wave Off Kanagawa" (神奈川沖浪裏)
I'm not sure what any of this means, but could this be the work of Teddy and his "cause"?

This reminds me of "The Lost Experience", when Rachel Blake hacked the Hanso Foundation website.

BTW, If you want to look anything up on the old Tagruato website, I have created a mirror of the old Tagruato site here: Tagruato.CloverfieldClues.com

* Thanks to everyone for emailing me about this, and thanks to Justin for poining out the fish names

106 comments:

Xavier said...

w00t first post hmmm... i really have no thoughts on this at the moment i cant think of anything about this

C LOVER F IELD (a new age) said...

Dennis the animales have Roman Numerals on them

the crab is 1

the octopus is 3

the jellyfish is 2

orge fish is 4



you might not be able to see it. i saw it on my wii

C LOVER F IELD (a new age) said...

Dennis the mirror site is forbidden

C LOVER F IELD (a new age) said...

I just thought of something wierd, why is the crab in the room with Ganu

josh said...

Has anyone tried calling the contact number for Tagruato... maybe the voice message has changed or somethin..dunno

Keich said...

Read the wiki links for each creature. They all have quite a bit in common... they don't seem to have been chosen at random.

Dennis said...

josh said... Has anyone tried calling the contact number for Tagruato... maybe the voice message has changed or somethin..dunno

I haven't called it since this updated, but I did call it when the site first appeared.

Check out: http://cloverfieldclues.blogspot.com/2007/10/contacting-tagruato.html

cupofjoe said...

look at the guy's right arm in the hacked picture... it seems to be missing

Alan said...

its there, the pic is just darker, look at the two pics and you can clearly see that its there.

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q3131 said...

Here's my crazy theory:
The Roman numerals indicate stages of metamorphasis caused by the slusho ingredient. The stages may not be literal (i.e the Tanner Crab doenst change into the Dumbo octopus) the first stage may be crab-like and then the legs change into octopus-like tenticles. The giant wave apptoaching the city (Roman numeral 5) represents the last stage of metamophasis which is the giant cloverfield monster comming ashore.
Number 5 occurs because humans drilled into the nectar deposit and released huge doses into the surrounding ocean. Meanwhile, human consumption of the ingredient causes human mutation right about the same time the big monster comes to town.

Jon said...

the crab in the image is on the table, and is on top of the globe logo... symbolism and whatnot.

Atalaya said...

Actually, I think cupofjoe is right. Something happened to his right arm; look at the two photos side by side.

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Varo said...

The Slusho Experience!

Varo said...

There's nothing wrong with his arm. They've just painted it... just a little...

brat said...

His right arm has been partially drawn over with some of the background, I don't think there's any meaning to it.
His left shoulder looks bigger and hunched though, but it might be a black area in the new background.

brat said...

Roztox: I don't think that TIDOW site is connected.
It seems to be the homepage of a German athletics proffessor, Dr. Gunter Tidow. http://www.tidow.com/bilder/

Red said...

This is my first post. It looks like there might be letters above Ganu's left shoulder. anyone else see that?

brat said...

Red, Do you mean this?

http://i12.tinypic.com/6yldoa8.gif

I can't make it out,
Looks like CIAO MIN?
or something.

brat said...

Hmm,

Tagruato
Is
Destroying
Our
Oceans

TIDOO

Tanner: I
Irukandju: II
Dumbo: III
Ogre: IV
Ocean: V

TIDOO

Red said...

yeah, looks like first letter might be an "A"

Banemore said...

Does Tidoo translate anything into Japanese?

brat said...

Don't know, I can't find anything. :(

guesstimate jones said...

wow, great job figuring tidoo out, maybe thats the name of the cause?
it sure seems significant.

guesstimate jones said...

well it seems like a tidoo is some kind of babydoll...that u bathe with, thats not related, first thing that comes up in google tho, so its not a new word.

guesstimate jones said...

theres a guy on myspace named tidoo too, worth checking out.
Hes 17 tho, so a friend request will be nessecary.

guesstimate jones said...

someone should see if the month of january holds any significance for these diff creatures, or deepsea animals in general.
i think in a way jj's tryin to let us know that hes done his homework.

InvaderRik said...

It might just be me but I don't see the roman numerals.

guesstimate jones said...

neither do I. thats something better left to the pro's i guess.

guesstimate jones said...

ill bet a dollar jamie's gift in that box is a tidoo bathtime doll

Deletia said...

Dennis: Just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the work you're doing. It's sane, intelligent, analytical, and engaged. Without your site I would have stopped following this a long time ago. So, thanks!

C LOVER F IELD (a new age) said...

Here are the locations of the Roman Numerals:

Roman Numeral 1 is on the crab somewhere near what looks like his mouth(the third segment of it)

Roman Numeral 2 is on the Jellyfish a little under his head

Roman Numeral 3 is on the Dumbo octopus on the top of his 1st tenticle counting from left to right.

Roman Numeral 4 is on the Ogre fish
on the right of his right eye.

Roman Numeral 5 is in the wave

(not sure if number 5 is really there)


I was the first one to find these numbers.

Lumimoto said...

What does these animal have in common??

brat said...

I've made a picture for the people who can't see them:

http://i12.tinypic.com/6q04ggj.jpg

anth said...

i mentioned to my friend the other day that if the monster in Cloverfield is a Sea Monster, maybe it was "awakened" by Tagruato or Slusho. Maybe I'm right...

Lumimoto said...

Is that a "Lv" in the middle of the wave?

Pinkhamster said...

Guys, it just occurred to me that basically none of this stuff will appear in the movie. If, as we have been led to believe, the movie is all handheld camera, then where is any of this information -- Tagurato's undersea drilling, Slusho's connection to Tagurato, their links to the monster, Slusho making people ill -- where is that going to go in the movie? At best, this stuff on the internet will explain stuff that the movie doesn't have time to. At worst it could all be completely irrelevant!

Danny said...

all part of the game

boobylandmaster said...

yea just like the Lost Experience, to give backstory. but cool nonetheless!

Pinkhamster said...

I guess what I'm getting at is how relevant has "The Lost Experience" been to the story of "Lost" the TV show? As far as I can tell, not much.

Danny said...

i wonder what sort of relationships these sea creatures have with underwater sea vents

Clover-field01 said...

hey guys. i'm new at posting here so dont kill me haha xD

but looking at this picture i found something interesting that i thought you all should see (if you already havent).

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/4307/clueni4.jpg

looks like a no.2?

C LOVER F IELD (a new age) said...

I found a new word on the new tagruato website (not hacked, you cant hack yourself) in Ganus hair on the right side of his head appears to be some Japanese Characters

they may spell Ganu, but i dont know any Japanese.

I take full credit for this, dont try to bite me off

brat said...

I definitely see your 2 but I don't see the Japanese. There's some lines in his hair that show up in the original pic, is it different?

Clover-field01 said...

The same lines are in both pictures. You can just see them clearer in the hacked picture because the image is darker.

Oswald_Cornelius said...

Has Boldfutura.org been discussed yet here? It is up, it links to slusho and Tagruato, and it mentions SIX drilling collaborations, or is this OOG?

I'm curious about the search function on the Bold Futura site because it doesn't seem to function, but it could be a matter of searching for the right thing. Ideas?

cburgess_ccrunner said...

So are we to believe that the "cause" is to disrupt Tagruato business and ruin them?

zurcher said...

dunno if these pics have been posted yet or not http://www.movietome.com/movie/365048/cloverfield-1-18-08-working-title/index.html

i was on gamefaqs and the news par said pics from the movie. havnt been lookin at any to prevent spoilers though. so if youve seen em my bad.

cburgess_ccrunner said...

all those pics have been seen so no sopilers.

cburgess_ccrunner said...

spoilers*

Pinkhamster said...

About 10 years ago I read a book called "Subliminal Seduction" in which the author claimed that advertisements are full of hidden subliminal messages placed there purposefully by advertisers to manipulate the public. His main proof was showing how the word "SEX" could be found in many print advertisements hidden in photographs. I tried this myself with various magazines and found dozens myself, which convinced me the author was right, until one day I looked at a print of a photo I had taken and printed myself in a photography class, and I was able to find several occurrences of the word "SEX" in the photo. This showed me that if you go looking for something, you will often find it, whether or not it is really there. Just sharing this story as a tale of caution for people searching for hidden messages in images.

Dennis said...

Oswald_Cornelius said... Has Boldfutura.org been discussed yet here?

Boldfutura.org is a FAKE.

The Tagruato website was discovered on September 29, but this website wasn't registered until October 1st - two days later.

Danny said...

what about boldfutura.jp, last time i saw it, it was workig.
now its not

aht said...

I was taking a zoomed in peek at the silhouette behind the Dumbo Octopus, and noticed that rather than a second creature, it looks as though it could be a cast of the creature in the Earth's crust.

Perhaps Ganu's drilling dug up something "mean" with a bit of Slusho?

That is... if Slusho and Tagruato are even a part of the film.

brat said...

Yeah I saw that aht, I've drawn an outline here. I thought it might be swimming, rather than buried, who knows...

http://i14.tinypic.com/6p5nxx2.jpg

Darian said...

I myself figure this whole thing will possibly give us a reason for the monster somehting the film probably wont do it seems.

cburgess_ccrunner said...

On IMBD.com in the quotes section it says that an officer says "I don't know, but whatever it is, it's winning.".....and what is this i dont remember this..

[from trailer]
Rob: I need to tell you something before this is over.
[looks around]
Lily: I know what you're going to say. And I feel the same.

aht said...

Well, we can only expect it's going to be something spectacular. It's actually making me want to wait so see this thing. :/

cburgess_ccrunner said...

i thought a soldier said "what ever it is its winning" not an officer

blkrose said...

Pinkhamster , there is a point with all this info, in the start of the trailor when rob is like "if ur watching this then u probably know more about this than i do" i think he's taking bout us who r playin this ARG. s this may not be in the movie but now we know more than the characters. well thats wut i think

thxheynow said...

It sounds obvious but do these connect directly to the sea monsters on the slusho site? fish jellyfish, crabs an whales though i dont see any ovenmitts in the hacked site lol I also am guessing the characters myspace pages havent been updated since 10/17 possible due to the writers strike. I saw them talking to each other then sending out a bulletin about Robs surprise party the week before the 1-18.
Someone take those ideas an do somethin with them.

Tommy said...

Something is weird with the wiki info on some of these fish. If you look at the revision history on some of these, they all seem to be edited recently.

The Ogrefish was revised on November 19
The Dumbo Octopus was revised on November 21
The Irukandji Jellyfish was revised on November 22.

Not sure of the significance, just thought it was odd.

Guillermo said...

here's my guess:
the numbers represent the order of the attack! why does it have to be 1 monster??? I think this means that they'll come in turns... Evangelion-like attacks of monstrous creatues! First a Crab, then a Jellyfish, then an Octopus, then a giant Fish, and then a giant tsuami to finish it all off!!!!
and probably they wont all be up-front attacks... the Crab might attack first, go on land. The Jellyfish might sting people and make them BURST! or act in a "the blob" mannet... the Octopus could crawl under the city, and the fish waits in the shore to block any escape and/or incoming ships....till the wave finishes it all off

phiteinphils said...

Ha. I like how the drawing of the octopus in the hacked version is EXACTLY the same as the photo on the Wikipedia page

Michael said...

This is kinda strange..

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/3984/googlethemeya8.jpg

q3131 said...

michael, where did you find that? The monster is following the slusho shipment to NYC!

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Michael said...

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/3984/googlethemeya8


this link didnt work. what's it supposed to be?????

McKenna said...

It was the real thing. Explained everything. Is there any question left?

Tagruato found the nectar which is the seed of the monster. They took it to New York, sold it and people drank it. The Monster followed his little "eggs" into the city and killed the people who killed/drank the seed. The Seed is something that makes people explode. The only thing we see in the film is a giant, crazy monster. And this is part of the background story.

The pic was no coincidence, I think.

Atalaya said...

Hey everyone, I took the photo of the hacked Tagruato site. I put it through the blending mode of 'screen' three times, which virtually lightens it. You can see that some things are overlayed (like the wave on his left shoulder, etc)

You'll notice some different writing on the emblem beneath the crab, which is also lacking two of its legs' shadows (I think it's intentional... might create a symbol?)

Also wondering about the dark/blotchy area beneath the octopus.

Not to mention the mysterious ghostly tentacles on the jellyfish as well as the globule behind it. Not sure if this is entirely relevant, but always worth looking deeper into.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2278/2062183816_607510e2a4_o.jpg

Cheers all,
Atalaya

S said...

The one thing I'm not getting is the comments about the monster having to do with Slusho infecting people in NY. It clearly said that Slusho had been around for years in Japan and had effects on the population, but no extreme side effects, so how would it affect New Yorkers so quickly? Also, why would the monster be following Slusho to NY when the same substance had been all over the Far East for years before? Besides, isn't that the whole point of Rob . . . that he's being hired to help Slusho get into America's marketplace (so it wouldn't be here at all yet).

Atalaya said...

I agree with you on the infection... but I think the monster actually surfacing is the reason for the infection; the monster was disturbed by the new drilling site just off the coast of New York (you can find it on the Tagruato mirror).

Or maybe the drilling company by NY might have been tainted by the creature living right by it. Anything is possible at this point.


If anyone remembers that episode of Futurama about Slurm... that was actually my initial thought when I first learned about this movie. Maybe Seabed's Nectar really is something far more ominous.

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Igoduki said...

I have a theory about all of this. It ties in nicely with everything we know so far.

In order to make this theory viable, let's keep in mind a few things about the "secret ingredient" of Slusho.

1: It has to be kept frozen. They express this pretty succinctly.

2: It has energy boosting and curative properties.

Now, let's consider the following;

What is this Nectar is actually frozen, dormant eggs? Eggs belonging to whatever this creature is? They are taken from the sea floor dormant, kept dormant through freezing, and eventually consumed and killed in the digestive tract. Keeping point 1 in mind really helps you grasp that they really, REALLY, push keeping it frozen for a reason.

Before Tagruato was hacked, the "Note to investors regarding the RRC article" expressed that 'no seabed's nectar has been taken anywhere outside our containment facility'.

That is some volatile nectar, to require a containment facility.

So, obviously some of this gunk was stolen. but by who? who has the means? the 'cause' to do such a thing?

'the cause'? *snaps!* Of course! Teddy! That rapscallion! Upon hearing of his girlfriend's urinary tract infection, he and his group of ragtag activists stole a shipment of seabed's nectar, gave some to an RRC scientist for investigation, and he sent jamie a 'gift' that she remarked was light, and told her not to open it until the 9th.

Why? Dunno. Maybe it's to let the heat on the theft die down, maybe he plans on being home at that time.

My second point, the nectar's curative properties, set's foot now.

I am willing to bet that package contains seabed nectar. and that Teddy did NOT put it with dry ice. and that the hormonal signals coming off the now-living eggs of some insane creature are drawing it closer to the city..

C LOVER F IELD (a new age) said...

I find that possible, that sea beds nectar is the eggs of this creature.


story: The moma(cloverfield monster) goes to get food for her babies

and when she returns they are gone(taken by Ganu and his ban of seabed robbers)

she sniffs her babies out and attack

Darian said...

wow thats a lot to go on with alot of nothing

Igoduki said...

Darian: Yes, I am gifted/cursed with a good imagination. :)

Conversely, another theory;

Maybe the monster's attacking because Rob isn't HIS main dude.

lol j/k, but seriously, It was just something I came up with and it sounded pretty solid. The whole "game" aspect of the marketing for this movie seems to be leaning towards something being wrong with the secret ingredient.

Darian said...

it does sound like its going to have to do with slusho. But i figure its just going to be a slusho drilling oeration in the wrong spot that wakes the big bad beastie. which will ultimately be a message for the masses that irresponsible use of the worlds resources leads to a big ass beat down from a big ass baddie.

Darian said...

but i do love these ARG games I followed the lost experience even after i got to iraq

Nickleyo said...

I was maybe thinking the location of the various sea-life would correlate to the locations of different Tagruato sea stations. However, the tanner crab is in the Bering Sea, and the closest station is in the Chukchi Sea. Dang, thought I had something, too.

capcom said...

This is getting really fun. Thanks Dennis for laying it all out for us, and to everyone making the efforts to interpret things!

I guess if we didn't have a Lost TLE-2 this summer because J.J. was busy working on this movie and ARG type thing, I can live with that. :o)

Jei said...

This has probably been said a thousand times, but the sign that everyone has referred to as "The Textile..." reads "The Textile Capital of the World". Entering NYC, this is on a building you see very shortly after you exit the Lincoln Tunnel. Maybe this could help with location stuff.

brat said...

Jei, it's actually this sign I think:
http://i8.tinypic.com/6x9o0ll.jpg
It's at the base of the Broadway 401 building, you see it breifly in the Liberty head scene also.
Thanks to Dennis for finding this view of it.

steph5670 said...

In response to Tommy : almost every wiki page is modified within the last week whenever the day you check. I've been looking for (as I'm french) Jacques Chirac's page then later Francois Mitterand's page (who died in 1996). These 2 pages have been recently modified (more unpredictable for Mitterand. After that I checked the Rabbit's page (yes the animal) ....... this one has also been modified this week !!! ;-)

guesstimate jones said...

4 sea animals, 4 filled cups of slusho on slusho.jp....
eh? EH?
meh, nevermind.

Keith said...
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Keith said...

Kind of whacked, left field idea, but one that I don't think has been addressed (maybe), is the concept that maybe the Monster attacking New York is being deliberately planned by "whomever". The reason that came to mind was the Roman Numerals seem to possible indicate a series of steps that leads to the obvious destruction of a "city" by "the ocean". Seems that someone is indicating that they know of something very specific going on, by a certain someone (i.e. Devin horns) and it's obvious result. The other thing is the very specific imagery of Liberty's Head being VERY removed and VERY thrown around. Metaphorically could have some big ramifications (i.e. gonna destroy the USA with my big bad Monster). The whole "going after the babies" thing seems to have been done with the American Godzilla movie. Seems too been there/done that to me.

Danny said...

ok i went to igoogle and found some themes and how they change in different cities

New york-
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/anthrax_man/monster1.jpg

Denver-
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/anthrax_man/monster2.jpg

Los Angeles-
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/anthrax_man/monster3.jpg

Tokyo-
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/anthrax_man/monster4.jpg

London-
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/anthrax_man/monster5.jpg

Moscow-
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/anthrax_man/monster6.jpg

Mumbai, India-
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/anthrax_man/monster7.jpg

i know that these probably have nothing to do with cloverfield but i thought they were pretty cool and i couldn't find the slusho one.
must have been edited

Danny said...

srry about the double post but i found the slusho looking one...it occurs at iceland at 11 o'clock pm pacific time

here is the pic-
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/anthrax_man/monsterslusho.jpg

al oof said...

to pinkhamster: this stuff could be in the movie. just because it's all handheld doesn't mean the people in the movie won't bother to do any investigating.

hp lovecraft stories were almost always written as documents, writings left by someone who wanted people to -know- what happened, even though they were clearly going to pass away. i think this would be the way to do this cinematically, because having a voice over or something wouldn't be 'realistic'.
that is to say, the way those stories are written, if you dressed them up the right way, they'd seem like historical documents. the way this movie is made, with the right dressing, it could pass for historical documents (like blair witch, except blair witch failed miserably at it).

that said, i don't mean to imply that this is a lovecraft film.

Evan said...

to keith:

i discussed this topic, or tried to, on the IMDB forums and got no response at all. i think that monster will obviously be the "villain" in this film, but that the story could start to follow the tagruato ceo and something he's "done." i dunno. that's just my thought. if the whole thing weren't filmed in handheld, i would foresee a confrontation scene with dialouge like, "Do you know wht you've done?!" And a calm tagruato (his name still slips my mind) explaining the whole seabed nectar thing and saying he didn't mean for this to happen etc. i don't think we're gonna' get that, but it'd be cool though.

Michael said...

The slusho looking iGoogle header I got in Chicago at around 3 am. I now realize that they're bringing the "monster" a nice cup of warm milk because he/she's having trouble sleeping.

Still very slusho though.

Dennis said...

Danny, Michael, etc...

I have screenshots of the iGoogle "monster" theme here: http://forums.unfiction.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21877&highlight=monster+google

There are 13 different scenes, based on the time of day.

michael said...

tagruato.jp website is being fixed. Hacked picture no longer there.

newbee said...

First time post, sure it's all been said but here goes.
1. Slusho website says they put raw egg in Slusho to give it more energy. So the idea that the deep sea ingredient is eggs makes sense
2. In Slusho history Noriko Yashida created drinks and disappeard at sea looking for a new ingredient. Her son Ganu Yashida took over, discovered the deep sea ingredient and used it to invent Slusho. The man in the Tagruato picture is Ganu Yashida so maybe the monster is his missing relative. Additionally, Ganu was the first to try the deep sea ingredient so maybe he's partly morphed/changed...depends on how much he drank. In any case his entire corporation may have motivation to change everyone else if they've already been affected.
3. Has anyone tried to superimpose the doctored Tagruato picture over the movie poster? It seems like he's standing like the statue of liberty and the path of destruction lines up with the Tagruato picture...wondering if anything is there?

Sheena said...

http://www.tagruato.blogspot.com

This is the second time I've come across this page. Is it fan based or is it the people behind the attacks?

Séb said...

Hello
Go and have a look on wikipedia, type "cryptobiosis". There are two very interesting animals, that can resist almost anything (dessication, high temperatures, extreme heat), and come back to life in some conditions. The most common species are the tardigrade, or "water-bear", and a small shrimp nicknamed the sea-monkey. You'll find interesting pictures on wikipedia.
I forgot, another detail, they are found in sea bed sediments, and a bear and a monkey appear on the slusho site.

Séb said...

Another animal, found on the same wikipedia article: the nématode (a worm). there's an excerpt:
"Further, there are a great many parasitic forms, including pathogens in most plants, animals, and also in humans."

everyladies_hero said...

hey guys im new to the whole cloverfield thing. ive been reading about it all summer and fall and started doing some research. i found a word hidden in the jellyfish on the hacked photo not sure if it is news but im trying to decipher the word cause of the clarity its difficult to see. if its old let me know but if its new cool f'n beans for me..lol

BerryBananaz said...

In the Graffiti picture, it looks like his body has been double pasted, with the left portion of the bottom pic visible, especially the part between the head and shoulder where you see the neck contrasted with the top picture.

mumakil said...

First at all, excuse me for my poor english ;D

I was curious aboout downloading the "fake image" and open it on the photoshop to get a closer examination.

First I applied more brithness and constrast and then I looked at the different colour channels (R,G,B) because sometimes It reveals hidden things (specially in tradicional painted pictures)

I found this on the octopus

http://img406.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dumboqv5.jpg

you can see this on the original photo but its much more difficult to notice

Does it read "DUMBO" maybe??

musicolgy92 said...

im to lazy to read all of the comments but notic the dustruction in the background and the oceon is dried up

LiaRenee said...

Hey, I've never posted here so I'd like to say thanks for making this site. I just now got into the whole Cloverfield thing.

Someone's already brought this up probably but has anyone thought about the Slusho slogan?

"You Can't Drink Just Six"

Perhaps after ingesting the nectar it becomes addictive?

Like I said, this was probably brought up early on.

PrInNyViPeR said...

T I D O + Wave

http://tidowave.com/