Since 2009 a blog about the game World of Warcraft was offered under the domain 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 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

2009 - [...] AOL

Topic Universal

Region No Limitation

Technical functionalities
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 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 to, before ultimately moving it to 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 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 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,

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 ( began re-posting various articles from other AOL-owned sites, apparently for search engine optimization purposes. As of February 2015, redirects to a web portal that is based on America Online's home page« Source


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References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN):!_(online_service)
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.

Other Sources

SEAN DOYLE (2015): How to remove redirect URL:

Created: 2016-02-23