id.google.com – What’s the purpose of this connection?

Recently I’ve been examining a lot network logs. A connection that often appears is to┬áid.google.com when visiting the Google search engine. Sometimes you can see the status bar showing “Waiting for id.google.com

id.google.com waiting

Here’s the id.google.com screenshot from the network log:

id.google.com connection

In some cases the request is for a .gif image:

http://id.google.com/verify/EAAAAJPGOkdVdwuY72Nn4-GBxGU.gif

Perhaps it is a Web Bug, but those are traditionally used by third parties.

I have not found any reliable information about the purpose of these connections. Do you have some input on why these connections are triggered when searching at Google?

The id subdomain seems to be available on each of Google’s top domains. Thanks to VirusTotal for allowing me to find these:

id.google.se
id.google.com.my
id.google.mu
id.google.co.in
id.google.rs
id.google.com.gh
id.google.at
id.google.com.ua
id.google.bj
id.google.de
id.google.com.pe
id.google.fr
id.google.com.mt
id.l.google.com
id.google.com.ng
id.google.com.eg
id.google.pl
id.google.ps
id.google.co.uk
id.google.iq
id.google.com.tj
ww.google.it
id.google.co.ma
id.google.com.mm
id.google.hu
id.google.sn
id.google.sc
id.google.com.iq
id.google.be
id.google.com.ph
id.google.gr
id.google.ga
id.google.es
id.google.co.cr
id.google.co.il
id.google.co.kr
id.google.co.tz
id.google.com.au
id.google.com.eg
id.google.dz
id.google.fi
id.google.ad
id.google.im
id.google.lk
id.google.sk
id.google.co.za
id.google.com.pg
id.google.ch
id.google.com.gi
id.google.com.np
id.google.gp
id.google.al
id.google.co.id
id.google.com.pe
id.google.com.pr
id.google.la
id.google.ne
id.google.bi
id.google.com.bd
id.google.com.ng
id.google.hr
id.google.mu
id.google.ro
id.google.tn
id.google.com.pa
id.google.com.pk
id.google.mw
id.google.sr
id.google.co.in
id.google.com.hk
id.google.nl
id.google.st
id.google.com.uy
id.google.ee
id.google.fr
id.google.cz
id.google.co.mz
id.google.az
id.google.bg
id.google.by
id.google.com.cy
id.google.com.kw
id.google.pt
id.google.ba
id.google.com.co
id.google.com.om
id.google.dk
id.google.at
id.google.com
id.google.lu
id.google.bj
id.google.bs
id.google.ca
id.google.com.ua
id.google.nu
id.google.it
id.google.je
id.google.jo
id.google.pl
id.google.com.sv
id.google.com.vn
id.google.kz
id.google.me
id.google.co.zm
id.google.com.br
id.google.com.mt
id.google.com.my
id.google.ie
id.google.tt
id.google.cg
id.google.co.nz
id.google.co.th
id.google.de
id.google.ge
id.google.tg
id.google.cl
id.google.cn
id.google.com.bh
id.google.com.ec
id.google.com.mx
id.google.li

One thought on “id.google.com – What’s the purpose of this connection?

  1. it would seem that my gmail.com is corrupted how can i find the program google.com that is also corrupted to delete them from running till i figure our how to download the
    correct version

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