Google transferred ownership of Duck.com to DuckDuckGo

This made quite the ruffle today when Google transferred the domain duck.com to the privacy focused search engine DuckDuckGo.

Google’s ownership of Duck.com was previously a source of frustration for DuckDuckGo, when it would redirect users to Google’s rival homepage instead of DuckDuckGo. Google kindly tried to clear up this confusion in July by adding a DuckDuckGo link to the page. Visiting Duck.com now redirects users straight to DuckDuckGo.

via The Verge

The best part is the previous page for duck.com

Please note that On2 was previously called the Duck Corporation. So if you typed Duck.com, you are redirected to On2.com:

  • If you meant to visit ducks.com, click here. Note that it redirects to Bass Pro Shops.
  • If you meant to visit the search engine DuckDuckGo, click here.
  • If you want to learn more about ducks on Wikipedia, click here.

Also on Hacker News and Twitter:

https://twitter.com/robshilkin/status/1020458019174223872?s=20

Search away

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