New URL for Google Encrypted Search

Jun 26, 2010

Google has moved it’s encrypted search to a new location. Now, users can access the new encrypted (SSL) search at With Google encrypted search over SSL, users can have an end-to-end encrypted search solution between his/her computer and Google. This secured channel helps protect their search terms and search results pages from being intercepted by a third party. So, encrypted search can provide you with a more secure and private web search experience.

Google Encrypted Search

When a beta version of encrypted Google search was launched, it was made available at But soon it started to create problems, specially to school network administrators. Google, users who go to can bypass some of those schools’ content filters. So, it can make it hard for schools to stop students from accessing adult contents on the web. Yes, schools can block encrypted search. But when it is done, it also affects other authenticated services like Google Apps for Education.

So, to solve this problem, Google has decided to move encrypted search to a new URL. The new URL is and as it is on a separate sub-domain, the network administrators can easily block it without affecting other Google services. In the mean time Google is looking for ways to bring back encrypted search to the original URL without affecting any other services.

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