Language English

Launched 1998
Closed 2013 sale of the domain name

Developer Gold, Jeff

Country of Origin Australia

1998 - 2002 Qnetwork
2002 - 2013 Globetrotting Media

Topic Universal

Region No Limitation

Technical functionalities
Robot/Crawler based, algorithmic search
Pay-per-click (PPC) search engine
Search Interface / Search API

Used SeEn

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite

Suzanne Sabroski (Sep/Oct 2004): »A new Australian-based Web search engine,, which launched in May 2004, has teamed with LookSmart to include its directory listings and bid-for-placement network in's search results [;].« Source

Carl Bialik (2008): »A group in Australia plans to develop into a search engine that will deliver the 100 most relevant results.« Source

James Kendrick (2016): »Qnetwork was developed by Jeff Gold and was launched in 1998. The original URL for Qnetwork was however a lucrative offer for the domain name was taken up by Jeff, who switched the site to In 1998 Jeff also launched the search engine. Both these sites were sold to Globetrotting Media, associated with the Big News Network news agency in 2002. was relaunched in 2004 with the theme that it delivers the top 100 search results for any and every search term submitted. This produced a faster, more relevant result for searchers as opposed to conventional search engines that returned tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of results, and even into the millions. garnered results from its own sources as well as other mainstream search engines. The site also provided an extensive news service covering breaking news as well as stories from various geographic locations worldwide.

In 2013, following the sale of the domain name, Globetrotting Media planned to merge the search platform and the Qnetwork entertainment portal. While this was done, the combined site was not re-launched until December 2016, and at that stage it was still a work-in-progress.« Source


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References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): n.a.
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.

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Created: 2018-03-30