All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cctlds’

ICANN To Court: ccTLDs Aren’t Property

ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) told a U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, that a ccTLD (country code Top-Level Domain ) can’t be considered property. For this reason, it says, it can’t be attached by plaintiffs in a lawsuit, when they’re trying to obtain assets of countries they say have supported terrorism. ICANN General …

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Cutts On How Google Views “Sister Sites”

In the latest “Webmaster Help” video from Google, Matt Cutts takes on the following question: Is there any way Google identifies “sister” websites? For example, relationships between and Does linking from one to the other taken as paid or unnatural? And I’m strictly talking about good, genuine ccTLDs for businesses? “It is the case that we try to …

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Google: Your Various ccTLDs Will Probably Be Fine From The Same IP Address

Ever wondered if Google would mind if you had multiple ccTLD sites hosted from a single IP address? If you’re afraid they might not take kindly to that, you’re in for some good news. It’s not really that big a deal. Google’s Matt Cutts may have just saved you some time and money with this one. He takes on the …

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Google Talks Geotargeting And Generic ccTLDs

Google’s latest Webmaster Help video deals with ccTLDs and geotargeting – specifically Google’s view of a developer grabbing a ccTLD that is generally associated with a country they’re not actually in. Here’s the exact question: As memorable .COM domains become more expensive, more developers are choosing alternate new domains like .IO and .IM – which Google geotargets to small areas. …

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Google Updates Indexing To Treat TLDs Differently

Google has been updating its indexing systems to treat some TLDs differently than in the past. Some country-code TLDs are being treated as generic TLDs. The list, which may still change more over time, of generic country code TLDs is as follows: .ad, .as, .bz, .cc, .cd, .co, .dj, .fm, .gg, .io, .la, .me, .ms, .nu, .sc, .sr, .su, .tv, …

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Matt Cutts Talks Location And ccTLDs

In Google’s latest Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts discusses location and ccTLDs. Specifically, he responds to the following user-submitted question: We have a vanity domain ( that unfortunately isn’t one of the generic TLDs, which means we can’t set our geographic target in Webmaster Tools. Is there any way to still target our proper location? “We’ve seen this trend – …

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Google Apps Now Offers 30 TLDs (Including ccTLDs)

Google announced today that Google Apps now offers 30 top-level domain options, including 22 country code TLDs (ccTLDs). Google has partnered with to offer them. “A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) such as or .jp helps companies build a local footprint on the web, and ccTLD support is one of the most-requested features for Google Apps,” said Hugues …

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Google’s Matt Cutts on .com Relevancy in UK

Some UK Google users have noticed that search results pages are showing more results from .com sites these days, than in the past. They are used to sites getting better rank, and assuming that they are more relevant to their geographic location.

Certainly in some cases the site would be more relevant to a UK searcher, but that is not always the case. Google’s Matt Cutts has posted a video in which he answers a question on this subject from a user. The question was:

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.yu Site Owners Need to Prepare Their Sites

The .yu ccTLD for Yugoslavia will cease to be available for websites on September 30th. This has been known for a while, but there has been a two-year transition period for existing sites using .yu.

Since the date is only a few months away, Google is offering some tips for easing the transition on the company’s Webmaster Central blog. Search Quality Senior Analyst Luisella Mazza says to:

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Mexican .MX Domains Becoming Widely Available

Until now, the .MX country code top-level domain of Mexico has only been offered to a few select institutions. Now the country is making it available for wide use – starting September 1.

Naturally well-known domain registrar GoDaddy has jumped at the occasion to announce its own availability of the ccTLDs extensions. Actually, the company opened registration for the sub-extension .COM.MX back in May. Anyone who owned a sub-extension before March 1 can participate in .MX domain pre-resistration.

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