Breaking: Google Launches a Palestinian Domain, Google.PS

13 Aug, 2009

Updates: at the end of the post.

google-palestine

Over the years google has been adding many of the world’s local domains like google.co.uk and google.jo in which case they provides localized search results.
Today Google added google.ps.  yourname.PS is where domains in occupied Palestine are registered like .com or .co.uk. And according to Google Arabia blog post “the new domain will give Arabic-speaking users in the Palestinian Territories, who use Palestinian ISPs, access to Google in Arabic–and eventually, access to more locally-relevant content. With the launch of google.ps, we bring the total number of Google domains worldwide to more than 160. ”

Google also mentioned that it has plans to continue rolling out more domains in the coming months, particularly in Africa.

We do not know if google.ps will work from Gaza, But I will ask Google and update you here soon.

Update: According to a user in Gaza Google.ps works fine in Gaza.

Update2: Google confimred that they will be directing  ”users based on their ISPs, so users of Palestinian ISPs will automatically be redirected to google.ps. However, any user can type in any Google domain they prefer to go.”

Update3: google also explained to ArabCrunch how things will be different to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza:

” Up until today, Arabic-speaking users in the Palestinian Territories have had to visit foreign domains (e.g.google.eg in Egypt) in order to search in Arabic.  Starting today, Arabic-speaking users in the Palestinian Territories who use Palestinian ISPs will be given direct access to Google in Arabic via google.ps

With AdWords, you can target your ads to countries or territories, or to specific regions and cities. The Adwords system uses several factors to determine whether to show your ad including the Google domain being used (.fr, .de, .kr, etc.),  the actual search term the user submits and when possible, we determine the user’s general physical location based upon their computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address.”

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  1. Jamal  |  August 13th, 2009 at 11:50 AM #

    Sounds good to me :)

  2. Jamal  |  August 13th, 2009 at 11:51 AM #

    munoo…thanks for that information, i did not read it that way :)

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  14. David  |  August 14th, 2009 at 10:03 PM #

    The name is Israel, not the Palestinian territories

    This means that there are "Palestinian territories".

    Woe to you, Google for promoting terror in the Middle East.

  15. Mohammad Badi Irshid  |  August 14th, 2009 at 11:51 PM #

    Well, I supposed that you didn't wrote this and let me please say, Just accept this now and wish to change it to "فلسطين" instead of blaming Google.. We should thank them for this step and be sure, this is a great step forward.

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  17. Gaith  |  August 15th, 2009 at 1:51 AM #

    so all Palestinians , Arabs and Muslims are terrorist to u?

  18. Gaith  |  August 15th, 2009 at 1:53 AM #

    terrorists ?

  19. jerry garcia  |  August 15th, 2009 at 12:55 PM #

    money and technology are solving all of our problems. forget the torah.forget the koran. just move forward. google is the future more than palestine/israel/religion. peace to all.

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  25. ابو العبد  |  November 19th, 2009 at 11:59 PM #

    انا سعيد جدا بالمقولة والرد وافتخر فيك لانك بدأت بأصلك العربي باللغة العربية لغة القرآن العظيم ثم عرجت للعجم ليفهموا ما قلت وبارك الله فيك

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  28. rahmat  |  July 4th, 2010 at 10:41 PM #

    Wow. This is great. There is power in sharing. Thanks for these tips.

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