Dec 05 2007


Category: Aware Or Conspiracy Nut...,Kazakhstan,PersonalChrisM @ 3:15 am

Just noticed that since changing ISPs, FireFox’s search bar now defaults to the Kazakh Google domain ( for searches. Any other Kazakh readers out there find this behaviour with FF?
Hmmm, nope, can’t find an online option to prevent this redirection from .com to .kz . Will see if I can hard wire it for, and hope no re-directions come into effect that way.
Makes me wonder if happens to return any different results from any political search terms, a la China etc. ?

OK, removing (temporarily at least), the tin foil hat. It appears that once you click on the link that forces .com to stay as .com (not certain, but I believe the URL ended in /ncr ???), searches are back to normal. Assuming .com searches are not in anyway filtered.
Anyway, how this redirection was re-activated following an ISP change, I’m not certain, perhaps a cookie expiring and/or tied in with an IP address change on our part?

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