3 October 2005
Following the recent hype about a possible Google Calendar that might be appearing soon at calendar.google.com, I wrote a quick script to see what other Google subdomains exist that use everyday words in the hope that I’d be the first to discover some new Google service that’s about to appear anytime now.
Using a popular word list as the basis for 61,406 common (and not-so-common) words (the same one used by Waxy’s Dictionary Domain List), I ran the script last weekend and found some interesting – and plenty of uninteresting – subdomains.
After Googling a few of them, it would seem that I’m not the only one to have this idea either. Oh well. However, I did find a few that I couldn’t find being discussed or listed anywhere else though:
- actualities.google.com – alias for news.google.com
- d.google.com – same as www.google.com
- email.google.com – redirects to mail.google.com (obviously)
- fusion.google.com – redirects to www.google.com
- locale.google.com – redirects to local.google.com
- purchase.google.com – same as www.google.com
- relay.google.com – nothing (possibly a mail relay server?)
- sandbox.google.com – redirects to www.google.com/webhp?gsessionid= followed by a seemingly random code...
Anyway, if you’re interested in the full list of subdomains I found using the script – and I know there are others – it’s available here.
Update: 24 October 2005
I’ve just found another Google subdomain.
Update: 11 June 2006 (11:33)
Updated the link to the list of Google Subdomains as it’s now been moved to a more permanent home where I shall continue to update it as I find new subdomains.
BTW, which search tech did u use to find these subdomains?
let me know at
I found it really cool!
I simply used some ASP and the MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP object, logging the results to a text file.
Thanks for the compliment. (At least, I think that's a compliment!)
I could run it on Google.org but it takes quite a long time to run and I doubt there are any subdomains running on that domain.
By the way, really really great job...
Perhaps another subdomain will crop up before the official announcement...