DNJournal reported this month that StartMail.com was sold for $19,000.

The buyer? Per Whois records, WebIntensive is the new registrant, and the domain is currently forwarded to StartPage.com, as shown in the screenshot (linked) to the right.

WebIntensive is a company founded by David Brodnick, who is also the original founder of StartPage.com.

StartPage bills itself as the “world’s most private search engine”, yet with the quality of Google results.

“Startpage search engine protects your Privacy!

Startpage does NOT record your IP address!
Nor do we share your personal information with any third party.”

“Startpage offers you Web search results from Google – the world’s most popular search engine

When you search with Startpage the Web results are generated by Google. This offers you the search results and search features you may have grown accustomed to.”

StartPage isn’t even a blip on the radar screen when it comes to the search engine wars between Google and Bing, but with increased privacy concerns by web surfers, we wish StartPage the best of luck in carving their niche.

I suspect that with their new acquisition of StartMail.com, that they have some future plans of an e-mail service – perhaps the ‘worlds most private’ email?

46 Responses to End User Sales: StartMail.com, to StartPage.com – “the world’s most private search engine”

  1. Albert says:

    They blocked all adult keywords.

  2. Thanks for caring about privacy! Just to clarify, Startpage does not censor search results, but because not all members of the public wish to see pornographic results, our default settings return results rated G through R.

    To receive results that are rated X, you can easily change the default setting on the “family filter,” which is accessible from the SETTINGS menu at the upper right of the home page.

    Startpage is the world’s most private search engine. And yes, we are working to develop the world’s most private email next. Stay tuned!

    • Anna says:

      Katherine — Can’t wait till SmartMail(?) is up and running. When do you anticipate it being ready?

      • James says:

        I am thankful for your very significant work and the significant work of many other of your affiliates. I too would love to hear of most private email developement. Thank you.

  3. Dink Larimore says:

    I just heard you on George Noory’s Coast to Coast AM. If there is any room left I would like to participate in your beta Startmail program. Thanks and loved the show.
    Dink Larimore

  4. Dave says:

    Very interested in startmail for personal use and for my company. Please keep me posted. If you need any beta testers, would be happy to participate.

  5. BigV says:

    I want my start mail now!!!!! :) Pretty please?

  6. KChristoph says:

    Greetings from Hannover, Germany !

    I’m looking for StartMail.
    Thanks !
    A StartMail-Betatester …

  7. michael says:

    Please include Me when beta tester are need Privacy is becoming the priority.. Listening top you on prison planet right now with Alex..

  8. michael says:

    New smart phone its driving me nuts by changing what I write..ahhhhhh!!!!

  9. Kathryn Pace says:

    Just heard about this on Infowars W/Alex Jones…Please keep me advised as to when StartMail is ready for use…Thank you..

  10. James says: says:

    I just watched You on infowars with Alex Jones. save a place for
    me on StartMail thank You

  11. shan says:

    I would love to beta test the StartMail! PLEASE INCLUDE ME!!!!!!!!

  12. quisno says:

    I want startmail or smart mail what ever its called. i play info wars with this groups of CIA and m tired of them getting my files updated daily.
    Soon there will be big info coming for the Sheriffs and posse’s as well as the militias of this nation. We have 14 states who have taken back over their guards and 20 states looking at possibilities only 4 more and we can do either a nulification or Constitutional convention.
    But with the president wanting to close down the peoples ability to get on the Web, i would suggest that people start finding other foreign servers to go through i have several down south and one in Holland.
    Soon people we will see how the American spirit reacts to this Terrorist organization called UNITED STATES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
    God Bless The United States of America. resistance is victory, and victory is mans destiny.

  13. Larry says:

    I am very interested in startmail, and would enjoy being a beta tester!

  14. Jim says:

    To become a beta-test user of StartMail, write beta@StartPage.com and let’em know your interest.

  15. Paul says:

    How about, “StartPage.com Figures Out How To Monetize Search: Sells Privacy”… That is the headline I would like to see. While the duopolistic serps fight over ppc and your personal data market, StartPage is configuring it’s code for privacy… Lookout Goog!!!

  16. I’m a long-time Constitutional scholar and lecturer and for the last 3 1/2 years blogtalk radio show host. Tied into Sheriff Mack and Free America Now (FAN) with Michael Badnarik, Clyde Cleveland, Tom Woods, and G. Edward Griffin. I’d like to promote StartPage and StartMail on my show. How can I help?

    Gerry Donaldson

    • Aaron says:

      This blog is not affiliated with StartPage or StartMail, but you can find all their contact information at the link below:


    • quisno says:

      Gary i am Quisno working with information to militias about the sheriff being an elected person and therefore part of the power system for people in their counties.
      I have other constitutional scholars on board like Gary hunt ,and i havve spoken with michael Badnarak,, key here is several fold 1. promote any legislation within the states which names people as being citizens of that state for the 13th 14th and 15th took away state citizenship and now we are only federal citizens. This was intended to keep states from thoughts of secession in the future. we are working on the old homestead rules as to sewtting up liberty communities which are now dotting oregon.

  17. Melody MacGregor says:

    interested in beta startmail referenced on recent George Noory – Katherine Albrecht dialog.

  18. Katie D. says:

    Hi all! Just thought I’d let you know that I am personally working on StartMail edits and can’t wait for its launch in very early 2013! Our development team is doing a bang-up job and privacy-oriented folks are going to appreciate the features that are built-in. We’ll be posting updates on Twitter (@startpagesearch) and Facebook (/startpagesearch), so keep an eye out! Cheers!

  19. Grim Jim says:

    Can’t come soon enough!

  20. Pat Garza says:

    I want to test startpage mail please…we want it ASAP! :-)

  21. Pat Garza says:

    I would love to test startpage mail please…we all want ASAP! :-D

  22. Wanda Phelps says:

    Please sign me up to become a beta user for Startmail.com. Thanks!

  23. Susan Riphahn says:

    I am so excited you are giving us an email with privacy. Please sign me up to be beta user!

  24. Darla Smith says:

    Please sign me up to be a Beta tester for Start Mail…excellent, can’t wait!

  25. michael brien says:

    I have no website, but want to be a Beta tester for Start Mail.

  26. Larry says:

    Am interested in BETA startmail. Would like to be a tester.

  27. I listened on coast to coast with Gearge and hope there is still room to be a Startpage email tester. I listened a second time on Streamlink. I have Startpage as my homepage now. Thanks!

  28. harrison says:

    I would also like to sign up for the startpage e-mail site. Great concept, should’ve been done a long time ago. Thank you.

  29. Cyan says:

    I have been looking to see if ‘Startmail’ has been releasd yet but cannot find a link to a functioning website. I wil be using aStartmail when it is released. I have been using ixquick for a long time now. Thanks for the service.

  30. Raven Wilkinson says:

    I would love to participate in your email service as soon as it’s up and running in beta so I can finally get rid of google forever!

  31. Ken Olsen says:

    I just heard you on Tom Reed’s show on ACN (4-14-2013). Please
    include me in your beta list for the Startmail program. The information you provided was very appreciated. Thanks for
    your years of work.

  32. Rebecca says:

    Please let me know as soon as StartMail is available. I can hardly wait!!

  33. steven says:

    I heard the coast to coast show and want to join start mail beta test, please!!!

  34. Dan Moseley says:

    For now I am using Google, but want to change over to your service. Why is it when I try to access “startmail.com” your Startpage search engine brings up something SAYING it is the site for Startmail.com to be able to download, and when you click on it it opens a site called “Starmail.com” for the download? It is listed as a “CBS affiliate”. Is this some Google knock-off, or is this really your new startmail.com site?

  35. Debbie says:

    It’s called a SCAM, Dan. Just read the OPPOSITE of what the claims are and you get the truth. Real simple.

  36. Eddy says:

    I would love to beta test the StartMail! PLEASE INCLUDE ME!

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