20 May

Our XMPP services at DuckDuckGo

UPDATE (May 19th, 2017)

On Thursday May 18th, 2017 we shut down our dukgo.com XMPP service. Thanks for your continued support over the previous years.

For alternative XMPP servers check out www.cryptoparty.in/connect/contact/jabber and gultsch.de/compliance_ranked.html

The DuckDuckGo Team


A small overview of what DuckDuckGo can offer you in the way of private communication over the open-source protocol XMPP.

What is XMPP?

XMPP (sometimes called Jabber) is an open-source instant messaging protocol which allows you to exchange instant messages with other users. Unlike normal messaging clients like Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ and MSN, XMPP's open structure means there are many different XMPP servers and clients for you to use while still being able to communicate to others through the same standard. If you are new to XMPP, just go to our other blog post about how to use Pidgin with our XMPP server. There, you'll get a brief overview of how to get an account--which you can use to communicate with all other XMPP users around the world.

You may already be using DuckDuckGo for its privacy. In the world of messaging, most companies have full access to the messages you send. XMPP makes it possible for us to keep your chats anonymous and secure because no central company controls the servers, everyone has their own, and our XMPP server follows the same privacy policy as our search engine. This means that your communication is secure and will not be logged or tracked.

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posted by chierno • 9 months and 19 days ago Link

Good Morng mmbers and senior staffs!Happy to meet u again after few days the reason were i detected a technical problem through my usual name mamadoulisaa which forced me to creat this under chierno for usual name!ok!and also by chgg my full profil!Hence everythg now set!Thanks for u good understanding!
u can notify me for any recent development on DDHack and Go Communauty programme!
Thanks!

posted by chierno • 9 months and 19 days ago Link

我喜欢这只鸭子!

posted by <hidden> • 9 months and 23 days ago Link

I like Ducks now !

posted by <hidden> • 9 months and 23 days ago Link

Good news ;)

posted by Arridano531 • 10 months and 13 days ago Link

Thank you DuckDuckGo ;)

posted by Vallis201 • 10 months and 14 days ago Link

Thank you@

posted by <hidden> • 10 months and 17 days ago Link
nice service , thank you
posted by heshamhussain • 10 months and 21 days ago Link

Thanks Mr Duck.

posted by <hidden> • 10 months and 28 days ago Link

nice :)

posted by Morocco • 11 months and 2 days ago Link

I just joined and learning how to use the service

posted by <hidden> • 11 months and 8 days ago Link

Thank you very much

posted by Rostand • 11 months and 12 days ago Link

Thanks Guys

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 3 days ago Link

Thanks for best services

posted by Naser88 • 1 year and 4 days ago Link

Excelent!

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 9 days ago Link

Sadly, Apple app just coined your icon [in white] so your original icon [in red] no longer searches on an iPhone or iPad. It does not feel secure. In fact, the entire browser has changed. Do not know who to trust for browser on smartphone anymore. Thank you for that service while it was active. I have lost all bookmarks and Instapaper reads. Apple did not help your good reputation in this situation, but I obviously just joined here!

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 1 month ago Link

really good thing

posted by tobim91 • 1 year and 1 month ago Link

Thankyou for all you guys are doing.

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 1 month ago Link

I made it!

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 2 months ago Link

i just joined

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 2 months ago Link

so did i

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 3 months ago Link

i just join

posted by castwellengineers • 1 year and 3 months ago Link

👍

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 4 months ago Link

Génial!

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 4 months ago Link

cool

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 4 months ago Link

Good open source...

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 4 months ago Link

Obrigado
;-)

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 5 months ago Link

Thanks

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 5 months ago Link

good service

posted by orsely • 1 year and 6 months ago Link

Can i stick XMPP to my website ? Like directly on it

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 6 months ago Link

for how long the duckduckgo maintaining the privacy of people in the world of internet

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 6 months ago Link

Is there any way to receive/retrieve XMPP messages on Pidgin when you log in after being offline for quite some time?

posted by dd721411 • 1 year and 7 months ago Link

Ok thanks ☺

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 7 months ago Link

cooool

posted by arch3r • 1 year and 7 months ago Link

The server has some problems currently, I hope they will fix it soon though :)

https://duck.co/forum/thread/15214/dukgo-com-xmpp-server-down

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 8 months ago Link

The service has become extremely unreliable for me, heck I've only been able to log in on the web to leave this comment since today.

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 8 months ago Link

Awesomeness

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 8 months ago Link

nice service!

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 8 months ago Link

Thanks, so nice platform... :)

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 9 months ago Link

Now provide SIP SIMPLE service using JID as URI.

posted by buggleme • 1 year and 9 months ago Link

cool man
in MADAGASCAR from where i'm coming we should say:
METY TSARA ....
it means: that's the way things should be done anytime

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 9 months ago Link

Business and integrity are two arenas which should overlap, but, of course, so very often do not. Could this little company Actually be this wonderful? I'm hoping..:)

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 9 months ago Link

nice

posted by Aksingh • 1 year and 9 months ago Link

tada

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 9 months ago Link

Cool :)

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 9 months ago Link

SWEEEEEEEEET!

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 9 months ago Link

Excellent. =)

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 9 months ago Link

I am just in awe of what the DuckDuckGo group is doing, and successfully. I hope future generations appreciate what you all, and others with similar objections, have done to insure the integrity of their personal freedoms remains intact and strong. I do not get that impressed with someone or a group of someone's much these days. 50+ years and a career in government has made me a cynic in a lot of wsys, but Bravo DuckDuckGo, BraavO!!

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 9 months ago Link

good job

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 10 months ago Link

Win

posted by Amaroak • 1 year and 10 months ago Link

something wrong with the Duckbot? i tried to add it, but i only get:

not authorized / remote server not found

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 11 months ago Link

Is it possible to add XEP-0198 (stream management) to the dukgo XMPP server? I read that this can solve problems with lost messages when using XMPP with OTR on mobile devices.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 1 month ago Link

Ok

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 1 month ago Link

so happy to learn that info....I see it a lot and piece together it's some kind of code. Thanks love learning something new.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 1 month ago Link

ok

posted by margomez_queratina • 2 years and 2 months ago Link

OKAY.Looks promising.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 3 months ago Link

Is there a way to delete a username when I know the password? or, reset the password when I don't know it?

The first case is for one I don't use anymore.
The second is for one I want to keep or start using again but forgot the password.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 3 months ago Link

Is an email account service being considered to go with Duck Duck Go? I would dearly love to see an email service to go with the web browser it would be so appreciated.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 3 months ago Link

I like your thinking.

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 9 months ago Link

yes, this. i mean - even as an email forwarder it would be just excellent. as it is, for some people it is confusing that what seems to be an email address isn't, and they don't always even realize that the emails they sent don't go anywhere.

posted by lenu • 1 year and 9 months ago Link

this

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 2 months ago Link

Thanks a lot for this possibility to communicate.I am surprised and i am proud to be one of duckduck-users.
Best wisches
from Hagenow,Germany
Frank Osterholz

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 3 months ago Link

Me too

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 3 months ago Link

is this like email but texting?

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 3 months ago Link

So nice platform....
Duckduckgo is much much better than google....
Duck duck go gives fast results on search and is very nice ....
Keep it up...

posted by Varun205 • 2 years and 3 months ago Link

Bastante bien!

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 4 months ago Link

Simply amazing

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 4 months ago Link

Thank you

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 4 months ago Link

Thank you"!!!

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 4 months ago Link

I have been a dedicated user of DuckDuckGo for several months. Google and it's evil twin brother, Bing, have done their best to ruin the online esperience for me. Pretty much every time I made a purchase online, it would be no more than 5-minutes before the hordes would be in pursuit, trying to sell me more of what I had just purchased. This strikes me as very poor marketing. First, why would I want to purchase more of what I have just purchased only minutes before. As for the sheer volume of the ads targetting me, this is just plain ridiculous. If it wasn't so annoying, it would be funny. Don't these fools realize that their harassment of would be customers is more likely to drive us away than to win us over.

Since coming over to you guys from the darkside, targetted advertising has dropped to a trickle. The few ads that get through are likely from vendors who use Google to locate inventory on their own websites. It has become my fervent hope that Google suffocates in it's own filth.

Thank you DuckDuckGo for being there to champion those of us who value what little privacy we can find online. It is a valuable commodity, indeed.

posted by theoriginalbear • 2 years and 4 months ago Link

I agree with you about everthing you say and that Google is pure evil. Google and the US Government is colluding because Google spy's for them and Google and Facebook get tax breaks and other monetary perks for this. Google wants to make it where no one is allowed to drive a car in the future also. THEY ARE MEGALOMANIACS and the creators of Google were not even born in America and they do not agree with our US Constitution

posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 11 months ago Link

Great to hear, bear! Thanks for the kind words of support!

posted by zac Staff • 2 years and 3 months ago Link

awesome

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

I'm glad I finally read the Nov 20th FF email. Better late than never, as they say. Thanks for this!

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

I'm also having trouble connecting to the chatbot im@ddg.gg.

With Pidgin, he shows up as offline with an error saying "Not Authorized".
And no special message with Kopete (which shows me as online).
Generally I'm not able to discuss with other contacts or to authorize people to chat with me.

I think that I am well connected to the server since, I can update my contact info and for example add a kontact through kmail. This new contact is immediately displayed in pidgin.

posted by cedric • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

sorry you lost me.

posted by Malvolio • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Is the duckbot at im@ddg.gg. really up and running? It doesn't show as online, and it doesn't seem to be answering.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Please notify me of the security certificate of service or not? ChatSecure users there are reports of change of the certificate.
Forum topic: https://duck.co/forum/thread/11269/how-to-verify-new-security-certificate-for-xm...

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Can anyone provide any info to what i can do to help on here?

Thanks,

posted by Tom16 • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Hey, I wanted to let you guys know that I love this service, but that it drops the connection for both me and the one friend I talk to with it, several times per day. It drops us both at once, probably six or seven times every day, frequently (but not necessarily) spaced out by hours.

Thanks!
-Daniel

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 6 months ago Link

Can I come back to this later? I would just like to complete opening my account with duck duck.com

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 6 months ago Link

Thankyou

posted by Qasze • 2 years and 6 months ago Link

What is the server name and port. I assumed chat.dukgo.com and 5222, but no go.

posted by Geekausaurus • 2 years and 6 months ago Link

Recommended by a friend whose judgment I trust.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 6 months ago Link

Me gusta la libertad y el anonimato. Gracias

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 6 months ago Link

I'm having trouble connecting to the chatbot im@ddg.gg.

He shows up as offline with an error saying "Not Authorized" and when I mouse over him it says "Error: Remote Server Not Found"

I'm however pretty confident I'm successfully logged-in and connected to the XMPP server

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 6 months ago Link

not able to connect

posted by lolly14.2014 • 2 years and 6 months ago Link

Sounds good

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 7 months ago Link

Can I use as email

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 7 months ago Link

nope.

posted by TV • 2 years and 7 months ago Link

I can't use my ducduck account on pidgin! every time it displays "eka.sumdisto@duckgo.com/ さんは接続を切りました
接続できません" but i didn't turned off the connexion! what should I do?

posted by eka.sumdisto • 2 years and 7 months ago Link

how do we improve forward secrecy without tls1.2 md5-sha aes?
I'm getting a bit skeptical!

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 9 months ago Link

a week or so ago, connection to google contacts disappeared. is there more info on this available,and is the situation likely to improve?

posted by lenu • 2 years and 9 months ago Link

The chatbot (im@ddg.gg) seems to be down.
When can we expect to be able to use it again ?

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 9 months ago Link

Where can I download web client?

posted by rustamborisov • 2 years and 10 months ago Link

What is it?

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 10 months ago Link

Does this work with Hangouts?

I have a few @gmail.com friends using Pidgin, I'm able to add them as buddies and chat with them perfectly.

However, I can't seem to add buddies who are using Google Hangouts. In my Pidgin I get a 'not authorised' error, and from their side, they don't get anything. If they try invite me to Hangouts, I don't get any kind of notification or anything.

Any ideas?

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 10 months ago Link

Small collections of JavaScript gadgets for web sites: http://jsgadget.ru

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 11 months ago Link

opensource tool for writing OPC servers: http://opcgate.ru

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 11 months ago Link

It would be cool if you could say "wake me in 1 hour" and then be spammed by a few messages one hour later :)

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 11 months ago Link

¿Alguien mas esta traduciendo al español? :)

posted by nando2192 • 3 years and 13 days ago Link

Yo estoy traduciendo al español, tambien!

posted by MLPZ • 2 years and 10 months ago Link

Hi, Im a new user and I'm trying to develop a client application, Does your xmpp server support BOSH?

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 17 days ago Link

Thanks

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 24 days ago Link

About security and privacy, I have created a post: https://duck.co/forum/thread/5205/merge-ejabberd-hosts-into-prosody.

It is the after of jonas: https://duck.co/forum/thread/2066/xmpp-server-to-server-connection-with-ddg-gg-i....

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Neustradamus

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 3 months ago Link

This morning I ran a test on the IM observatory site. All high marks, but your security grade is capped at a B because you haven't yet upgraded to TLS version 1.2. What are your plans to upgrade, and when will this be complete?

https://xmpp.net/result.php?domain=dukgo.com&type=client

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 3 months ago Link

Всем привет....
буду рад помочь вам

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 3 months ago Link

Esto es excelente, siempre me ha llamado la atención el tema de la privacidad de google con tus datos personales y las paginas que visita.

Esto de duckDuckgo es un palo

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 5 months ago Link

get me on facebook

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 5 months ago Link

i can't connect to jabber.ru with duckgo anymore. jappix doesn't work with it as well but gmail jabber works.

posted by faust.twi • 3 years and 5 months ago Link

since about a week ago, i can no longer connect to dukgo.com from my n9 or n900. it just gives a "network error". nothing changed on dukgo.com?

posted by lenu • 3 years and 5 months ago Link

Everything changed!
Can you take some screenshots of the XMPP client's settings? Or look around in there for something like "connect server" or "automatically find server".

posted by crazedpsyc • 3 years and 5 months ago Link

Alright, replace dukgo.com with xmpp.dukgo.com -- it looks like that app does not support SRV records (finding the server automatically).

posted by crazedpsyc • 3 years and 5 months ago Link

thanks, this did the trick!

posted by lenu • 3 years and 5 months ago Link

I like it a little bit.

posted by Srilakshan • 3 years and 5 months ago Link

Guys, i have a problem with connection to Dukgo XMPP server from Thunderbird. Any ideas?

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 6 months ago Link

I think that you must have fixed the certificate issue. At any rate, I didn't get a warning about it and so maybe your documentation is out of date now. It's nice and clear in style. Thanks,

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 7 months ago Link

=)

posted by 24chwile • 3 years and 7 months ago Link

It would be nice if DDG Bot was OTR capable. Aslo, what about a SIP server?

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 7 months ago Link

SIP Server? What we can offer in that direction? Is there any ready to go product? So far we head to Video Chat over XMPP, trying to find a decent, promotable solution there.

posted by getty • 3 years and 6 months ago Link

SIP SIMPLE : The sip analog of Xmpp Texting.

posted by buggleme • 1 year and 9 months ago Link

for irc use jabber-transport.

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 8 months ago Link

Jabber it good!If your have,me create "how to configure" for Gajim, Kopete IM-clients.For full privacy use OTR addon for Pidgin(officialy) and other clients(unofficialy). See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off-the-Record_Messaging . For android use Xabber - open source and included otr client.

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 8 months ago Link

Can I use this as email address. Is there any way?

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 10 months ago Link

Me too

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 7 months ago Link

I have the exact same question!

posted by MLPZ • 2 years and 10 months ago Link

Can I use as email address

posted by ace56 • 3 years and 8 months ago Link

This user account has been deleted.

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 11 months ago Link

No, it is as alive as before, and it is still the most primary public chat for DuckDuckGo.

posted by getty • 3 years and 11 months ago Link

Is there any chance you could host an XMPP web client. I used to use Jappix.com as it is a beautiful web client, but they recently closed off access to their web client for accounts on XMPP servers other than their own Jappix.com server. I think this was due to a DDoS attack they just came under (https://twitter.com/jappixorg/status/340858651881402368) However Jappix is an open source client and you can host your own Jappix web client. The code is here http://jappix.org . It would be great if DDG could pick up from where Jappix left off and host a web client that is open to users on all XMPP servers.

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 11 months ago Link

Do not consider Jappix until the client becomes OTR capable.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 2 months ago Link

Yes, this is on my todo, you can help me ;). But we will not use any PHP related solution. We have already other ideas and directions, just no time to execute.

posted by getty • 3 years and 11 months ago Link

Your post is relatively old, and maybe people around here know about what I'll say. There is a very good open web client. I use it sometimes. Here:

https://conversejs.org/

posted by balacobaco • 1 year and 6 months ago Link