Google.cz was not Google
What is Google
You know what is Google. It's the world's best search engine on www.google.com.
(If you just look for Czech search engines, here is the list).
Now, till August 2006, www.google.cz works fine -- with Google content as you expect.
Google.cz was not Google.com
CZ is the top-level domain for Czech pages.
There was just a copy of a stupid page www.globalsearch.cz on URL www.google.cz till August 2006. Using of domain name google.cz was cybersquatting -- simple exploitation of name Google.com. Google is an American company; none of them has probably had noticed google.cz problem.
The default setting of search form on Google.cz didn» lead into google.com search results, but only to some Czech search engine Zoohoo.cz.
Now i»s OK. The rest of this page is just copy of an old text against google.cz exploitation.
This page is only informative
I don't hate the owner of google.cz site. I just want to say into the world: "hey, look here, this seems to be strange".
There is about 17 thousands of users per day on google.cz. Not because any content, but just because this domain name.
- I appeal on google.cz owner to write there an explanation what is the real Google and to add a link to Google.com. Until they wouldn't do so, I will consider them fraud.
- I ask everybody to delete any link to google.cz.
In Slaný (near Prague), Feb 23 2004 (translation Jun 30), Duąan Janovský, Yuhů
Last update 16.12.2006.
The biggest Czech pages like Yahoo (with searching):
www.seznam.cz - about 60% of traffic from search engines
www.centrum.cz - 6%
www.atlas.cz - 2%
google.com has about 20%
Czech pure-search engines:
www.jyxo.cz - 1% of users
Other important sites:
http://slovnik.seznam.cz Czech dictionary (select "anglicko-český" as en2cs)
www.idos.cz bus and railway schedule
Some facts about Czech:
cz is the Czech top level domain
cs is the Czech language code
sk is both Slovak country and language (Czech Republic was a part of Czechoslovakia until 1992 with Slovak). Slovak language is very similar to Czech.
CR or ČR is a common short for Czech Republic as used by Czechs in written English. Not Costa-Rica.
Czech Republic is the part of EU since May 2004.
Email me at janovsky[at]gmail.com for more info.