What is Google.ac?
March 28, 2003 12:41 PM   Subscribe

Google.ac is some kind of fake Google site that seems to return nothing but sponsored results. Is it supposed to fool somebody?
posted by hammurderer (14 comments total)
 
Can, or would, Google take legal action in something such as this I wonder.
posted by bluedaniel at 1:15 PM on March 28, 2003


That logo, if you notice on the real Google main page, has a little "TM" on it, so this is definitely grounds for a lawsuit.
posted by paladin at 1:23 PM on March 28, 2003


Apparently .ac is the Professional Domain. Because nothing says "professional" like Ascension Island. Hey, isn't that where the Macross crash landed?

Also, there doesn't appear to be anything at google.cx. Anyone not at work want to try googlese.cx?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 1:23 PM on March 28, 2003


Appears to be a false front for epilot.com (at least according to a PHP error on their results page, which I unfortunately didn't copy when I saw it and now can't reproduce.)

I do enjoy the first search result I received from them, though: "Find local Fraud at smartpages.com"
posted by ook at 1:25 PM on March 28, 2003


Unregistered, PST.
posted by WolfDaddy at 1:26 PM on March 28, 2003


I'm off to Joker.com then.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 1:28 PM on March 28, 2003


I imagine that even the most naive visitor would think something amiss when the terms "Iraq War" returned all of one result.
posted by BigPicnic at 1:42 PM on March 28, 2003


I see I can buy MetaFilter at Ebay.

Whaddya say Matt, what's the reserve...
posted by bluedaniel at 1:51 PM on March 28, 2003


First returned result for "poop"

Konsyl Natural Fiber Laxative - Drugstore.com

Works for me! =P
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 3:16 PM on March 28, 2003


Oh god. My first search was "poop" too. I picked my mefi handle on a quick whim. What is wrong with me?
posted by thebigpoop at 4:02 PM on March 28, 2003 [1 favorite]


The search term "Poo", on the other hand, returns "IQSeek" first, and there seems to be some sense in that, doesn't there?

What do you mean, thebigpoop? Doesn't everybody search "poop" first?
posted by taz at 4:52 PM on March 28, 2003


That's weird. I saw this FPP, went to the link, searched for poop, and then returned to this thread, only to find that someone else had already posted about searching for poop.

Is poop the hello world of search engines?
posted by tomharpel at 5:17 PM on March 28, 2003


Look out, any of you who make my Christmas list this year...

"Look for poop at eBay - The World's Online Marketplace"
posted by StrangerInAStrainedLand at 9:59 PM on March 28, 2003


A revolution in searching: A completely commercial lassiez-fair search engine. Why, if they can't afford an ad, they probably don't have much to offer!
posted by skallas at 11:45 PM on March 28, 2003


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