Language Multilingual

Launched ICQ started 1996 as an instant messaging system since 2000 they offer a search as additional tool.
Closed November 2018

Developer Mirabilis

Country of Origin Israel

1996 - 1998 Mirabilis
1998 - 2010 AOL
2010 - [...]

Topic Universal

Region Russia, Israel, US America, Germany, Ukraine

Technical functionalities
Search Interface / Search API

Used SeEn Google Search Engine

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite


ICQ (I Seek You) Source

Critical points

Features & Functionality


References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN):
Wikipedia (Others):

Other Sources

PressRelease (2001): ICQ Celebrates 100 Million Registered Users URL:
Anja Schütz (2010): Warum ICQ in Deutschland so erfolgreich ist URL:
Ilya Khrennikov (2014): ICQ Messenger Is Growing for the First Time in Years URL:
SAUL HANSELL (1998): America Online to Buy Internet Chat Service for $287 Million URL:
The ICQ Story URL:

Created: 2013-03-14