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WOW


https://www.wow.com/

Since 2009 a blog about the game World of Warcraft was offered under the domain Wow.com. The site also included a search portal with web, image, video and news search options, using AOL. From 2010 to 2013, no search was offered on Wow.com. Since February 2013, a search interface with its own start and result page has been offered, which was initially used by Google. This was followed in 2016 by a content page with its own AOL content (news), which also offered a web search. Since the end of 2017 a search interface with its own start and result page has been offered again. The content comes from Yahoo or Bing, it is not clearly stated.

     
Language English



Launched 2009
Closed No



Developer AOL



Country of Origin US America



Owner
2009 - [...] AOL



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



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Search Interface / Search API
Browser Hijack, Spyware, Adware (installed without the permission of the user)



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