DuckDuckGo, a Paoli-based internet search site, has acquired the domain “Duck.com” from rival Google.
DuckDuckGo chief executive Gabriel Weinberg would not say whether his company paid for the domain.
“All we can say at this time is that we’re pleased Google has chosen to transfer ownership of Duck.com to DuckDuckGo,” he wrote in an email. “Having Duck.com will make it easier for people to use DuckDuckGo.”
After DuckDuckGo grumbled about Google’s ownership of Duck.com, Google stopped redirecting the link to its own search site. Instead, it allowed users to clink links to DuckDuckGo, the Wikipedia page for ducks, or “Ducks.com,” which redirects to Bass Pro Shops.