Google announced today that it was moving domains for its encrypted search from https://www.google.com to https://encrypted.google.com.

In May Google launched an encrypted version of its Web search, allowing users to enable a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection to encrypt their information as they searched.

As ReadWriteWeb reported, this move ran afoul of some school districts' web filtering requirements, forcing them to possibly block access to other parts of the Google secure domain.

Today's move was a response to educators' concerns, says Google, noting in the announcement that "if school network administrators decide to block encrypted searches, the blocking will no longer affect Google authenticated services like Google Apps for Education."