Alluc (pronounced: “all-you-see”) was a user-generated online video directory for TV shows, movies, music videos, sport, pornography, anime and cartoons. Alluc did not host any content itself. Alluc.ee also did not contain any download links, all were links to streaming video sharing websites. Users provided the links in the right category and they were released to the site after having been checked by the administrators. Video hosting sites that were linked to Alluc included YouTube, Dailymotion, and Veoh, amongst others.
Alluc started out as a quest to collect all episodes hosted on popular video hosting websites and to categorize them in one place, thus Allfg.org (standing for: All Family Guy) was founded. Set up in September 2006 by its three German owners, Allfg.org’s popularity grew. On this first site the content was not yet automatically submittable. Public awareness of the site was apparently spread by word of mouth.
On alluc.to you can watch movies directly on their website, as well as cartoons, TV-series, adult movies and documentaries.
On October 23, 2006, a forum was set up, where the system of submitting links by the users was improved. In Mid-October, the official Alluc.org website launched. This site was a big improvement because the links were directly submittable and dead links could be reported when logged in. A logo competition was started December 29, 2006 and spawned massive response from the site visitors. The logo was chosen through a democratic voting system by all visitors.
Several automated scripts were developed to aid in the detection of ‘false links’ and redundant copies of links. These scripts are activated periodically to effectively clean the database.
The popularity of the site has spawned other similar sites, such as TV Links (which was shut down by a legal challenge in August 2007 and is still offline).
Relauch as search engine
In 2014 the site relaunched and transitioned from user generated link directory to an automatically populated search-engine. It subsequently rose from alexa rank ~4000 to global alexa rank 1957 before its discontinuation in 2018 at which time ~100 million video and download links had been indexed on alluc.
On March 8, 2018, after 13 years, alluc change domain to alluc.uno. All links on the site still work.