There was a brief flurry of interest last week when it was discovered that the domain name http://www.e-cat.com redirected to an Exxon Mobil site. When asked about it, Andrea Rossi stated that he had no connection with Exxon, and that it was purely coincidental.
Today, if you go to http://www.e-cat.com it redirects to a different site — this time to http://www.kpcb.com which is the web site of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm which, among other things invests in green technology companies.
On this site they state: “Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers are actively investing in Greentech innovation and entrepreneurs . . . Scientific breakthroughs in biology and materials technology mean there’s never been a better time to start and grow a great green venture. Greentech could be the largest economic opportunity of the 21st century. It is an unprecedented challenge that demands great innovation, speed and scale.”
KPCB have announced an alliance with Generation Investment Management which is chaired by Al Gore.
A search for the registration of this domain provides this information:
Domain Name: E-CAT.COM
Created on: 12-Feb-04
Expires on: 12-Feb-21
Last Updated on: 22-Aug-11
As yet, there is no known connection to Andrea Rossi, or any of his enterprises — but a connection with KPCB seems to make more sense than one with Exxon Mobil, and it’s curious how the redirect has changed over the last week. I don’t want to speculate on this change, but I thought it was interesting enough to bring this to readers’ attention.