Google is Redirecting to accounts.youtube.com when I log out from Google Account.

A sample URL that generate while logging out is:
http://accounts.youtube.com/accounts/Logout2?ilo=1&ils=s.youtube&ilc=1&continue=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&zx=-xxxxxxx

I just notice it today due to some problem in my home Internet connection. Due to slow Internet speed, while signing out, I noticed that Google was redirecting to first Google.co.in then accounts.youtube.com.

A thread for this issue has been raised in the Google Help forum for Gmail:
google redirects to youtube upon log out

Across the world this will create a problem in many users' PC who are using Google account services through office network. As, video websites like Youtube and many social networking sites like Orkut and Facebook are in the blocked list of Office Firewall Software. If a user is redirected to http://accounts.youtube.com/, the firewall will stop the further redirects and Signing Out might not work properly.

Till the time of posting non from the Google Employee or Moderator of the forum has replied to the issue raised in the above forum.

Update: Google top contributor TITO DUTTA referred to another thread http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/gmail/thread?hl=en&tid=6f8a66404ae30d1d, where Sarah, a Google Employee replied with the possible solution

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the confusion. When you sign out of your Google Account, we want to make sure we sign you out of all your Google services. We are now checking to make sure you get signed out of YouTube.

Your domain admin can whitelist accounts.youtube.com, which will stop you from seeing the error while allowing your network to continue blocking videos.

Best,
Sarah

2 comments

  1. whoknew  

    February 5, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    So full of it...can we say a hacked account!!

  2. Greg Girard  

    May 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Yea, well who asked anyone to log me in to utube in the first place



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