Everyone can freely access Ask.com UK, and anyone can type a question in the search field. If there is an answer for the question in the sites database, the answer displays on the same page. Ask.com UK is the United Kingdom version of Ask.com, originally known as Ask Jeeves.
The site is a question-answering Web search engine. Garrett Gruener and David Warthen founded the website in 1995 in Berkeley, California. The name "Jeeves" in the sites original name derives from the name of a valet, signifying the sites ability to answer any questions a user asks. The sites purpose is to enable people to ask questions in a natural language as well as through keyword searching.