elgooG

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elgooG
ElgooG 2015 logo.png
Web address com.google
Type of site
Web search engine
Registration Optional
Owner Google
Launched April 1, 2015 (2015-04-01)[1]
Current status Active

elgooG (Google spelled backwards) is a mirrored website of Google Search with horizontally flipped search results, which is “officially” launched by Google Inc. on April 1, 2015.[1] The first unofficial elgooG website was originally created by All Too Flat “for fun”,[2] as well as it found practical use in the People's Republic of China after the domestic banning of Google, circumventing the Great Firewall.[3] Another important aspect is that because search terms in elgooG by All Too Flat were typed in reverse, and the search results were also in reverse, it was harder for intermediates to track what users were searching for. A whois request shows that the domain elgoog.com was registered to Google Inc. since 2000, but it is currently for sale.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "com.google announcement". Google+. Google Inc. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Google Mirror FAQ". All Too Flat. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Knight, Will (2002-09-06). "Google mirror beats Great Firewall of China". New Scientist. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  4. ^ "Whois Record for elgoog.com". DomainTools. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 

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