Many of you have noticed that Blackle has gone down and are wondering why. First of all I want to thank all of you for showing interest in Blackle and supporting the energy saving search engine.

For anyone reading this that doesn’t know what Blackle is, it is an energy conscious search, based on the theory that a black screen uses less energy than a white screen. The real point of Blackle is to help remind everyone of the need to save energy in small ways every time you do a search (or access the web, if you have set Blackle as your homepage).


So why are you getting a 403 error page when you try to visit
Blackle has been crashing our servers due the number of people trying to visit it in the last few days. We are adding server capacity to get it back up ASAP.

I hope to get this sorted out very soon. Thanks for supporting Blackle.