Giphy, the social media website that’s become the go-to destination for many in the tech industry, has been found using a search engine that’s similar to Google.
The company announced today that it’s been found “using Google’s search engine as a proxy” and has been using the Google DNS servers to look for a Giphys domain.
In addition, Google has been known to allow domains to be searched through the same DNS servers as Google.
Google’s not the only search engine to use Google’s DNS servers.
The other two major search engines, Bing and DuckDuckGo, have also been found to be using the same search engines to find similar domains.
Google has long allowed its search engine search results to appear on sites with domain extensions, but Google has since taken steps to ensure that such results don’t appear in the results pages of websites that are hosted by third parties, like those that host Giphs own domain.