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Ask HN: What happened to DuckDuckGo?
27 points by cryptography 6 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 10 comments
No results found across range of queries. DId they nuke their database?

I am able to run searches currently - all queries I have tried have returned results as expected. Perhaps the network outage is over.

Appears to be down as of this writing. All queries return no results, though autocomplete appears unaffected. No messaging on Twitter yet.

Is anyone aware of a status page?

Update: It's apparently a network outage: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1017095240581308417

The autocomplete in general is abyssmal.

Seems to have been a temporary glitch.

> DId they nuke their database?

As I understand it, they don't crawl the web and manage their own database of websites. They use Yahoo! for all their searches.

They do have their own database. They have multiple sources, and they maintain their own spam lists.

Is there any reason for the downvotes on my post and the people who replied? I don't think being wrong means my post or its replies are inappropriate.

Information about DDG's sources: https://duck.co/help/results/sources

TLDR; Bing, Yahoo! and Yandex

Bing, Blekko, and others.


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