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.
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
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.
18, 2001, Nov
30, 2002, Dec
14, 2003, Dec
30, 2004, Dec
29, 2005, Dec
06, 2006, Apr
06, 2007, Now
(http://www.Googl.org has been blocked by the site owner
(http://www.Googl.co.uk has been blocked by the site owner
27, 2002, Dec
31, 2003, Dec
05, 2004, Dec
26, 2005, Dec
21, 2006, Apr
08, 2007, Now
21, 2004, Dec
05, 2004, Jul
23, 2005, Aug
24, 2007, Now
27, 2003, Nov
26, 2003, Nov
30, 2004, Apr
26, 2005, Now
12, 2007, Feb
11, 2008, Now
20, 2004, Feb
05, 2005, Jan
10, 2006, Dec
25, 2007, Now
It is also interesting to know the history of Googl.com as
Below are a few dates showing how Googl.com looked
like at that time.
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.
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
to treat Googl as the same as Google!