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 Redirects to google.com

elgooG (Google spelled backwards) was a mirrored website of Google Search with horizontally flipped search results, which was made available at http://com.google by Google Inc. on April 1, 2015.[1] An unofficial elgooG website was originally created by All Too Flat “for fun”, which started to gain popularity in 2002.[2] All Too Flat's elgooG site found practical use in the People's Republic of China after the domestic banning of Google, circumventing the Great Firewall.[3] 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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