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Are the visitors of Googl.com actually looking for Google.com? If you check the meaning of Googl in popular online dictionary and encyclopaedia websites like Answers.com and Wikipedia.com, they explain Googl as Google. Unfortunately, at this point of time, Googl.com does not redirect you to Google.com. (Important term of use: The following discussion may not be accurate anymore once any of the facts used to support the discussion changes.)

There are three ways to reach Googl.com.

  • By typing 'Googl.com' in the address bar of your internet browser
    Possibility No. 1
    He/She is in fact looking for Googl.com.
    Possibility No. 2
    He/She is making a spelling mistake or typing error.

  • By typing' Googl.com' in the search box of a search engine
    Possibility No. 1
    He/She is in fact looking for Googl.com.
    Possibility No. 2
    He/She is making a spelling mistake or typing error.

  • By typing only the word 'Googl' in the search box of a search engine.
    Possibility No. 1
    He/She is in fact looking for Googl.com.
    Possibility No. 2
    He/She is making a spelling mistake or typing error.
    Possibility No. 3
    He/She is looking for Googl with a domain extension other than dot com like Googl.net, Googl.org, Googl.info, Googl.biz, Googl.co.uk, Googl.ca, Googl.tv, Googl.us, Googl.mobi etc.

General rule: If a person with a reasonable mind writes or types a word that has no meaning or does not exist at all, it can be due to two reasons respectively. Either that word is a spelling mistake or typing error (Possibility No. 2) or it is a word which he believes to exist (Possibility No.1 and No. 3).  

Now, we examine each possibility in details.

Possibility No. 1:
He/She is in fact looking for Googl.com.

I had tried to visit Googl.com several times during the past two weeks but no website was shown. For this reason, I believe at least for the time being, Googl.com does not have anything that may attract an internet user to look for it. That is to say, possibility no. 1 will not really happen.

Possibility No. 2: He/She is making a spelling mistake or typing error.

By looking at the structure of the word, Googl, the only word that can possibly be spelled or typed wrongly as Googl is Google. This is probably why Answers.com and Wikipedia.com treat Googl as the same as Google. Option 2 of the poll above illustrates how often you can find someone who spells or types Googl as Google or Googl.com as Google.com.


Possibility No. 3: He/She is looking for Googl with a domain extension other than Googl.com

Some examples of other domain extensions are Googl.net, Googl.org, Googl.info, Googl.biz, Googl.co.uk, Googl.ca, Googl.tv, Googl.us etc.

Googl.net
History: May 18, 2001, Nov 30, 2002, Dec 14, 2003, Dec 30, 2004, Dec 29, 2005, Dec 06, 2006, Apr 06, 2007, Now

Googl.org
History: Now (http://www.Googl.org has been blocked by the site owner via robots.txt.)

Googl.co.uk
History: Now (http://www.Googl.co.uk has been blocked by the site owner via robots.txt.)

Googl.ca
History: Nov 27, 2002, Dec 31, 2003, Dec 05, 2004, Dec 26, 2005, Dec 21, 2006, Apr 08, 2007, Now

Googl.biz
History: Jan 21, 2004, Dec 05, 2004, Jul 23, 2005, Aug 24, 2007, Now

Googl.info
History: Jan 27, 2003, Nov 26, 2003, Nov 30, 2004, Apr 26, 2005, Now

Googl.us
History: Dec 12, 2007, Feb 11, 2008, Now

Googl.tv
History: Jul 20, 2004, Feb 05, 2005, Jan 10, 2006, Dec 25, 2007, Now


It is also interesting to know the history of Googl.com as well. Below are a few dates showing how Googl.com looked like at that time.

Nov 28, 2001, Nov 27, 2002, Oct 01, 2003, , Jul 08, 2004, Dec 23, 2005, Aug 25, 2006, Dec 23, 2007, Now

From looking at the history and current website of all domain extensions of Googl including Googl.com, it is submitted as a personal opinion that it is highly unlikely that an internet user will search for any of them. In other words, possibility no. 3 will not really happen.


Conclusion:

Only possibility no. 2 is applicable to internet users who visited Googl.com. 

Possibility no. 2 is represented by Option 2 of the poll above: I typed wrongly in a search box and found this web page. I typed 'Googl' or 'Googl.com' but was actually looking for Google.com. This group of internet users has spelled or typed Google or Google.com wrongly as Googl or Googl.com respectively. His or her original intention is to look for Google.com.

Hence, it is absolutely reasonable for Answers.com and Wikipedia.com to treat Googl as the same as Google!

  

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