The popular non-tracking web search engine, DuckDuckGo has won dotcom battle with google. DuckDuckGo which is known for its privacy for not storing browsing data of user is now more easier to find. they have successfully acquired the generic domain name duck.com cutting off one more word from its url.
You can check that by typing duck.com and you will be automatically redirects to DuckDuckGo .com.
Now the fascinating story about it is that duck.com’s domain owner was Google. As DuckDuckGo and Google both are search engine rival it was a concern for DDG. Earlier duck.com redirect to google.com which was the pain for DuckDuckGo and confusing for its user.
DuckDuckGo accused the search giant of anti-competitive behavior — by pointing duck.com to its own search engine.
For about a decade google has been redirecting to duck .com to google but now they have agree to transfer its ownership to DDG.
Why google transfer the duck .com to DuckDuckgo
In recent years Google has faced a lot of criticism regarding security and privacy. Google CEO will be facing Congress this year, it could be embrassing for him when they raise question regarding redirecting duck to its domain where duck is first letter of its search engine rival.
Its a smart move by google as at this time where tech companies are facing privacy and anti-competition charges. Transferring of domain was not not only important for DDG but for the google too.
Also this year european commission has accused the google’s android OS for not following its competition rules, leading to further regional tweaks — in that case to licensing terms.
write your comment on whether the google should have transfer the duck .com ownership to DuckDuckGo or not. And also write your response down below on your whether its a good move by google or not.