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WOW


https://www.wow.com/

     
Language English



Launched 2009
Closed No



Developer AOL



Country of Origin US America



Owner
2009 - [...] AOL



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



Technology
and/or
Strategy
Search Interface / Search API
Browser Hijack, Spyware, Adware (installed without the users permission)



Used SeEn Bing
Google Search Engine






Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite





Wikipedia: »AOL retained the wow.com domain name since it acquired CompuServe. It kept it dormant from shutdown of Wow! until 2007.

In mid-2007, AOL considered moving its Digg-style news aggregator (then hosted at Netscape.com) to wow.com, before ultimately moving it to Propeller.com. Toward the end of the year, AOL was reportedly working on using the domain for a social networking service focused on the popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft, and to that end began redirecting the domain to an existing AOL-hosted World of Warcraft blog, WoW Insider. The blog, now with various social enhancements, officially moved to WoW.com on May 20, 2009.

Little more than a year after that relaunch, in October 2010, the blog resumed its previous name as WoW Insider and was moved to a subdomain of sister blog Joystiq. The wow.com domain was simultaneously relaunched as a deal of the day site similar to Groupon. However, that site was also short-lived, shutting down in late 2011. Throughout 2012, the domain redirected to another AOL site, Games.com.

Since February 2013, the domain has served as a bare-bones alternate interface to AOL's search engine, itself powered by Google Search. In 2015, a subdomain of wow.com (content.wow.com) began re-posting various articles from other AOL-owned sites, apparently for search engine optimization purposes. As of February 2015 wow.com, redirects to a web portal that is based on America Online's home page www.AOL.com.« Source




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References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wow!_(online_service)
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.
     

Other Sources

SEAN DOYLE (2015): How to remove us.wow.com redirect URL: http://botcrawl.com/us-wow-com-redirect-virus-removal/




Created: 2016-02-23