Slogan: Your window into the dweb
HNSSearch is a search engine that exclusively indexes Handshake websites and that does not track any user or traffic information. The first beta went live in February 2021 with the official launch of Version 1 on the 28th of February. The shield in the logo of HNSSearch is a representation of the commitment to protect the privacy of its users by not gathering any information. Results are based on search queries and not previous searches and are provided with search as you type.
All code of HNSSearch will be open sourced. That includes the frontend, backend as well as the web crawler LINDA (Living Indexer Navigating Decentralized Assets). The site index will also be made publicly available.
Shortcuts can be used by entering the shortcut followed by a space and the search query (for example !nb hnssearch). By then pressing enter, the search query will be sent to the desired website and a new tab opens.
Search as you type
Search as you type provides search results with each keystroke and finds the best match for the search term. Each search is a new search and not influenced by previous search queries and the results are listed by accuracy and no other ranking metric.