November 16th, 2006 | Published in Google Custom Search
A number of you have asked for the ability to specify entire domains (such as all the hosts that are part of stanford.edu or all the sites under ca.gov) in your CSEs so that you can more easily build a comprehensive search engine. We listened to your feedback, and starting today you can specify such patterns in your index.
To illustrate the power of this new customization addition, we created a few interesting demo search engines for you to review.
One searches across all the US Department of Energy funded laboratories, which we're calling a National Labs Search Engine. Another one searches across all the Indian Institutes of Technology, which we've called the IIT Search Engine. Please note that these are not CSEs Google will be maintaining; rather, we wanted to show you some possible ways to use this new feature. We hope you find this new addition useful to your Custom Search efforts. Please continue to give us your feedback.