How Many Different Google Domains Are There?

I notice in additon to google.com

There is a google for

Canada - google.ca
UK - google.uk
Germany - google.de
France - google.fr
Japan - google.jp
China - google.cn
Australia - google.com.au
New Zealand - google.co.nz

How many google domains are there that lead to a google search engine?

I don’t count google.org cause it doesn’t lead to a google search engine

This should be google.co.uk.

There are more:

www1.google.com
www2.google.com
www3.google.com

These all lead to google.uk for me.

The explanation for them is here.

Those aren’t domains, though. They’re subdomains.

www.google.com and www1.google.com are at the same DOMAIN.

www.google.com and www.google.co.uk are not.

There’s also nothing special about the fact that Google and Yahoo use www, www1 and www2. They could use bigserver1.google.com and shitserver1.google.com if they wanted, and those subdomains would serve the same purpose.

That is a terribly written (and extremely wrong) explanation and should not be relied upon by anyone.

Subdomains are completely arbitrary and have no intrinsic mappings to individual machines, load balancers, or data centers, except those provided by whomever manages the DNS. There is no requirement that a subdomain like www1 or www2 be a mirror; it could point to an entirely different thing altogether. Further, the use of the term ‘mirror’ to describe Google’s and Yahoo’s multi-level load balancing across dozens of datacenters with hundreds of thousands of nodes is nonsensical.

I won’t even go into the author’s odd use of the word ‘mainframe.’

.dk, .no, .se, .fi, just checking the Scandinavian countries. If there’s somebody here who’s really into fighting ignorance, perhaps he or she can test all top level domains and come back to us.

google.dk
google.se
google.co.nz
google.ca
google.cn
google.com.pr
google.com.ca
google.com.ch
google.fi
google.co.in
google.co.uk
google.lv
google.co.hu
google.lk
gmale.com
google.com.au
google.ru
google.nl
google.be
google.de
google.ro
google.kz
google.by
google.no
google.pl
google.com.pl
google.es
google.pt
google.com.br
google.vc
google.co.za
google.tm
google.com.my
google.bg
google.co.jp
google.ie
google.co.ck
google.com.mx
google.com.om
google.fr
google.mu
google.com.ph
google.com.jm
googlemini.com.cn
google.com
google.us
google.ws

They also have various misspellings of the above which redirect, like gogle and such, listing all of those and the fact that typing in goooooooooogle up to a significant amount of O’s will also redirect you would expand the list considerably. (Actually, I think a few up there even go to the same place)

This isn’t even scratching the surface of ALL of google’s domains though, simply the search ones like you asked.

.ae and .cz too

Top-level country codes from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country-code_top-level_domain

Ascension Island works: http://www.google.ac
Zimbabwe works: http://www.google.co.zw
Go nuts.

:stuck_out_tongue:

Hey! What you got against the cook islands!?

:wink:

oops duplicate

When I tried doing random searches, the problem I found was some are

like google.co.uk

and for other countries you can just use the country TLD with google, so I might miss one. I emailed Google, but it’s doubtful they’ll email back

google.co.in for India

Here’s the complete list (directly from Google)

www.google.ad
Andorra
www.google.ae
الامارات العربية المتحدة
www.google.com.af
افغانستان
www.google.com.ag
Antigua and Barbuda
www.google.com.ai
Anguilla

www.google.am
Հայաստան
www.google.it.ao
Angola
www.google.com.ar
Argentina
www.google.as
American Samoa
www.google.at
Österreich

www.google.com.au
Australia
www.google.az
Azərbaycan
www.google.ba
Bosna i Hercegovina
www.google.com.bd
বাংলাদেশ
www.google.be
België

www.google.bg
България
www.google.com.bh
البحرين
www.google.bi
Burundi
www.google.com.bn
Brunei
www.google.com.bo
Bolivia

www.google.com.br
Brasil
www.google.bs
The Bahamas
www.google.co.bw
Botswana
www.google.com.by
Беларусь
www.google.com.bz
Belize

www.google.ca
Canada
www.google.cd
Rep. Dem. du Congo
www.google.cg
Rep. du Congo
www.google.ch
Schweiz
www.google.ci
Cote D’Ivoire

www.google.co.ck
Cook Islands
www.google.cl
Chile
www.google.cn
中国
www.google.com.co
Colombia
www.google.co.cr
Costa Rica

www.google.com.cu
Cuba
www.google.cz
Česká republika
www.google.de
Deutschland
www.google.dj
Djibouti
www.google.dk
Danmark

www.google.dm
Dominica
www.google.com.do
Rep. Dominicana
www.google.dz
Algérie
www.google.com.ec
Ecuador
www.google.ee
Eesti

www.google.com.eg
مصر
www.google.es
España
www.google.com.et
ኢትዮጵያ
www.google.fi
Suomi
www.google.com.fj
Fiji

www.google.fm
Micronesia
www.google.fr
France
www.google.ge
საქართველო
www.google.gg
Guernsey
www.google.com.gh
Ghana

www.google.com.gi
Gibraltar
www.google.gl
Grønlands
www.google.gm
The Gambia
www.google.gp
Guadeloupe
www.google.gr
Ελλάς

www.google.com.gt
Guatemala
www.google.gy
Guyana
www.google.com.hk
香港
www.google.hn
Honduras
www.google.hr
Hrvatska

www.google.ht
Haïti
www.google.hu
Magyarország
www.google.co.id
Indonesia
www.google.ie
Ireland
www.google.co.il
ישראל

www.google.im
Isle of Man
www.google.co.in
India
www.google.is
Ísland
www.google.it
Italia
www.google.je
Jersey

www.google.com.jm
Jamaica
www.google.jo
الأردن
www.google.co.jp
日本
www.google.co.ke
Kenya
www.google.com.kh
ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា

www.google.ki
Kiribati
www.google.kg
Кыргызстан
www.google.co.kr
한국
www.google.kz
Қазақстан
www.google.la
ລາວ

www.google.li
Liechtenstein
www.google.lk
Sri Lanka
www.google.co.ls
Lesotho
www.google.lt
Lietuvos
www.google.lu
Luxemburg

www.google.lv
Latvija
www.google.com.ly
ليبيــا
www.google.co.ma
Maroc
www.google.md
Moldova
www.google.mn
Монгол улс

www.google.ms
Montserrat
www.google.com.mt
Malta
www.google.mu
Mauritius
www.google.mv
Maldives
www.google.mw
Malawi

www.google.com.mx
México
www.google.com.my
Malaysia
www.google.com.na
Namibia
www.google.com.nf
Norfolk Island
www.google.com.ng
Nigeria

www.google.com.ni
Nicaragua
www.google.nl
Nederland
www.google.no
Norge
www.google.com.np
नेपाल
www.google.nr
Nauru

www.google.nu
Niue
www.google.co.nz
New Zealand
www.google.com.om
عُمان
www.google.com.pa
Panamá
www.google.com.pe
Perú

www.google.com.ph
Pilipinas
www.google.com.pk
Pakistan
www.google.pl
Polska
www.google.pn
Pitcairn Islands
www.google.com.pr
Puerto Rico

www.google.pt
Portugal
www.google.com.py
Paraguay
www.google.com.qa
قطر
www.google.ro
România
www.google.ru
Россия

www.google.rw
Rwanda
www.google.com.sa
السعودية
www.google.com.sb
Solomon Islands
www.google.sc
Seychelles
www.google.se
Sverige

www.google.com.sg
Singapore
www.google.sh
Saint Helena
www.google.si
Slovenija
www.google.sk
Slovensko
www.google.sn
Sénégal

www.google.sm
San Marino
www.google.st
São Tomé e Príncipe
www.google.com.sv
El Salvador
www.google.co.th
ประเทศไทย
www.google.com.tj
Tajikistan

www.google.tk
Tokelau
www.google.tl
Timor-Leste
www.google.tm
Türkmenistan
www.google.to
Tonga
www.google.com.tr
Türkiye

www.google.tt
Trinidad and Tobago
www.google.com.tw
台灣
www.google.com.ua
Україна
www.google.co.ug
Uganda
www.google.co.uk
UK

www.google.com.uy
Uruguay
www.google.co.uz
O’zbekiston
www.google.com.vc
Saint Vincent
and the Grenadines
www.google.co.ve
Venezuela
www.google.vg
British Virgin Islands

www.google.co.vi
Virgin Islands
www.google.com.vn
Việt Nam
www.google.vu
Vanuatu
www.google.ws
Samoa
www.google.rs
Србија

www.google.co.za
South Africa
www.google.co.zm
Zambia
www.google.co.zw
Zimbabwe

I think a better question is why Google apparently owns things like essentialmommy.com, mariolovespasta.com and thesecretofburritos.com. According to TechCrunch, Google owns literally thousands of domains under the .com tld alone. Who knows about the other tlds…

List of Google domains

ETA: A better article that the above TechCrunch article is based on

That’s what I was looking for

THANKS :slight_smile:

The other names are probably ideas that never came around to be or to prevent names from being used.

Domains are cheap around $7/year so Google can afford to buy ones try it and then if they forget to cancel it it auto renews each year

Where’s Ascension Island? http://www.google.ac

It’s in the middle of nowhere. The British occupied it after they put Napoleon on St Helena they are sort of in the same area.