is a recent Internet phenomenon
involving the naming of websites and services with the suffix -zilla
This trend has been observed since the popularization of the Mozilla Project, which itself included the Internet relay chat client ChatZilla.
The suffix is derived from the Japanese movie character Godzilla.
Partial list of "-zillas
- FileZilla, a FTP program
- Go!Zilla, a download manager program
- Mozilla, a group of Internet-related programs created by the Mozilla Foundation, also name of the group's widely-known web browser
- Shopzilla, a comparison-shopping search engine, formerly BizRate.com
- Quizilla, an online personality quiz website, which contains its own "Zillapedia"
- Podzilla, an open source user interface for the IPodLinux project, which allows for alternative functionality of Apple Computer's iPod
- Chipzilla, a humorous epithet for the Intel Corporation