Can somebody tell me the name of the AOL search engine bot?

I need to allow only this bot in robots.txt.

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AOL hasn't powered its own search engine for over a decade it now uses Google search.


In fact, in June of 1999 Netscape Search was updated and AOL/Netscape search began to be powered by Google bringing their search volume to approximately 3 million per day; huge for the time.

More related information can be found on AOL's website:


Web search results are Websites listed in order of relevance, with listings with the highest relevance appearing first. These listings are administered, sorted and maintained by Google. These results may contain objectionable material not endorsed by AOL. For information on how Google sorts these listings, go to About Google.

  • Thanks @bybe means AOL is using Google spider and allowing Googlebot will allow AOL also?
    – Tonu
    Sep 16, 2014 at 9:03
  • Well AOL doesn't have a spider. It's Google, so yes. Sep 16, 2014 at 11:20

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