Type of site
|Web search engine|
|Launched||April 1, 2015|
elgooG (Google spelled backwards) was a mirrored website of Google Search with horizontally flipped search results, also known as a "Google mirror". An unofficial elgooG website was originally created by All Too Flat "for fun", which started to gain popularity in 2002. 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. A whois request shows that the domain elgoog.com was registered to Google Inc. since 2000, but it is currently for sale. The site was a way for Chinese people to access the popular searching engine, which is banned in the country.
- "com.google announcement". Google+. Google Inc. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- "Google Mirror FAQ". All Too Flat. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- Knight, Will (2002-09-06). "Google mirror beats Great Firewall of China". New Scientist. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
- "Whois Record for elgoog.com". DomainTools. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- elgooG operated by Google Inc on April 1, 2015 as an April Fools Day joke
- Google Mirror - I'm elgooG - an unofficial elgooG website
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