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January 16, 2007

Fake Google Belarus Homepage

The top result for [Google Belarus] is a site that mimics Google's homepage, but also adds some personal touch. The site can be found at google.by, while Google's localized version for Belarus is available at google.com/intl/be/.

All the localized versions of Google are listed here.


{ Thank you, Eli Lansey. }

Homework:
Do you know other sites that have similar addresses (www.google.???), but don't belong to Google?

15 comments:

  1. John Battelle noticed the page one year ago. Little has changed.

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  2. I noticed this page too just the other day whilst investigating which other Google domains I could hijack using that Blogger security hole. (At first, I thought I'd stumbled upon a new UI experiment.)

    Incidentally, when they fixed that security hole in Blogger, they made the assumption that Google owned all google.* top level domains (subdomains like google.example.* are still allowed though) - so even if the owners of google.by wanted to host a Blogger blog with their Custom Domain, they wouldn't be able to. The same goes for blogger.* domains (including non-existent ones like blogger.uk) and gmail.* (even though they don't own gmail.ru for example) and probably others too.

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  3. A list of all google.* domains reported by enom. Which of those do not belong to Google?

    google.ac
    google.am
    google.at
    google.be
    google.biz
    google.br.com
    google.bz
    google.ca
    google.cc
    google.cn
    google.cn.com
    google.com.cn
    google.com.mx
    google.com.tw
    google.co.nz
    google.co.uk
    google.de
    google.de.com
    google.eu
    google.eu.com
    google.fm
    google.gs
    google.hu.com
    google.idv.tw
    google.in
    google.info
    google.io
    google.it
    google.jp
    google.kids.us
    google.la
    google.me.uk
    google.mobi
    google.ms
    google.net
    google.net.cn
    google.net.nz
    google.nl
    google.no.com
    google.nu
    google.org
    google.org.cn
    google.org.nz
    google.org.tw
    google.org.uk
    google.qc.com
    google.ru.com
    google.sa.com
    google.se.com
    google.se.net
    google.sh
    google.tc
    google.tm
    google.tv
    google.uk.com
    google.uk.net
    google.us
    google.us.com
    google.uy.com
    google.vg
    google.ws
    google.za.com

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  4. What is the method of searching in specific country? google.by is using &lr=countryBY I can find the way to search in Belarus via original google.com.

    Anybody knows a solution?

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  5. Google in a Flemish dialects...
    From Antwerp: http://www.goegel.be/
    From West Flanders: http://users.pandora.be/venerea/hoehel/hoehel.html

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  6. i know that google.cz didnt belong to google several months ago! if you use the archive.org website, you can see that another local search engine bought google's domain. lol. i wonder how they solved it, or how much was it :)

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  7. Google.by belongs to ActiveMedia (Belorussian company) who claims to have registered the "Google.by" trademark. Check out this Russian news article from August 2004: http://www.rol.ru/news/it/internet/04/08/13_007.htm

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  8. Google Macedonia doesn't belong to Google and it is owned by some design studio.

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  9. how about this one: www.g.co.il?

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  10. well google.se.com is mine and all my family and friends and at work using my site it like google and its fatser then google.com try it out no graphics and thats why i like my www.google.se.com
    if some 1 willing to help me to redesign the site and use a powerfull search engine welcome you can e-mail me by going to google.se.com and hit contact us
    by the way google.se.com stand for google-serach engine .com

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  11. would you sell your google.se.com?

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  12. www.google.se.com is very fast in my country and i guess other places would be more faster
    i made it my home page thanks for your info.

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  13. is www.googleqc.ca a fake?

    I use normaly www.google.ca 'cause I'm in canada but I'm also in Quebec/Canada so I found this one but is it a fake? And what if?

    thanks

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