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YouTube Sued Over Fatal Crash Video
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The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is suing a number of online video sites, among them YouTube, for infringing on the copyright of footage from a fatal car accident.

ICANN Releases Domain Checking Toolkit

A new toolkit has been unveiled by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for website designers and software application developers so that new top-level domains (TLDs) created since 2001 are recognized in software and online applications.

The ICANN toolkit will save developers and site operators both time and money by eliminating the need to reprogram their systems when a new top-level domain is added.

Google’s New “Claim Your Content” YouTube Tool

Google’s at it again – after registering a whole slew of domains, the company has announced a fresh effort to keep copyrighted content off YouTube.  Dubbed "Claim Your Content," the program may be up and running soon.

Domain Name Prices To Rise (And Keep Rising?)

This won’t cause the end of the world, and it probably won’t even drive anyone out of business, but VeriSign is set to raise domain prices by 7-10%.  More ominous is the possibility that the prices will, from this point on, continue to increase on a yearly basis.  Oh, well – at least the company is being upfront about it.

Domain Names – Choosing Them Alphabetically
There was an amusing aspect to the Google Search Engine Ranking Factors version 2 that SEOmoz put out this week.

Search Engine Friendly Pages and Domain Names
Last week I wrote that a search engine friendly website is not the same as a search engine optimized website. While that is a good article in and of itself, I’m using that as a jump off point to start a short series on the topic of building a search engine friendly website. Just in case you haven’t caught on yet, this is the first post in that series.

A Big List of Blogging Mistakes

Here’s the final list of the 48 blogging mistakes from the partecipants to the blogging project started by Daniel at dailyblogtips.com. There’s also my entry, the blogging mistake I did for 25 years … but they changed my catchy title :(

Will Domain Names Become Less Relevant?
Currently domain names carry significant weight in Google’s relevancy algorithms if they match the search query, but that is a signal destined to lose value.

AOL Needs To Shine Its Shoes
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This article will be part tutorial, part sweating the small stuff. The tutorial is much, much shorter and more basic than the rest, so we’ll get to it first. AOL needs to hear it.

Porn Domain Vote To Come Tomorrow

Officials of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names (ICANN) are becoming increasingly leery of adopting the “.xxx” domain for pornographic websites amid concerns from government officials, the porn industry itself and, oddly enough, many religious groups.

Blogspot and SEO
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Well it never just rains. It has to pour. I made an offer of some free SEO reviews a while back and a nasty confluence of happenings has upset my apple cart.

But I’m going to try and get some advice out to a few more people now. And this is going to be the toughest task I’ve had in a while. You see it never dawned on me that so many folk would be on hosted blogs. Let’s just say that optimising Blogspot is not a straight forward task.

Usability & Domain Names

One of the things I like about usability is that it touches upon literally every aspect of a web business–it’s as much a
school of thought as it is a discipline. There are many little offshoots of that fact–tiny parts of your business which are partly

SEO and the Presidential Candidates
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A recent article posted on Slashdot looked at various website design points of the top 6 Presidential Candidates.

Why Topix Should’ve Saved its $1 Million

The WSJ’s Kevin Delaney, provides a broad overview of the issues web site owners face when switching their web site from one domain to another – usually via a 301 redirect. The story focuses on Topix.net…

Topix Worries About Domain Change
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After paying $1 million to purchase the rights to the Topix.com domain, Topix.net CEO Rich Skrenta now has to deal with a couple of daily realities in the search world: changing domains could cause a dropoff in search engine-driven traffic, and Google isn’t exactly Nordstrom or L.L. Bean when it comes to customer service.

Go Daddy’s Domain Club

GoDaddy.com, a domain name registrar, has introduced the Discount Domain Club, a subscription based service created for frequent domain buyers. Membership allows buyers registration prices that are up to 36 percent off regular prices and includes free subscriptions to other services.

Domain Names & Defensible Traffic

Andy Hagans recently posted about his linkbait marathon strategy to rank his sites at the top of the search results. Brian Provost posted about his love for domaining. Domain names may play a big roll not only in anchor text, but also in overall domain credibility, linkability, and defensibility.

Domain Registration Loophole

It’s always satisfying to learn something new about an industry, and today brings to light a marketing practice, I never knew existed.

AP explores a loophole with domain registration
, which allows anyone to return a registered domain name within 5 days and get a full refund. This has led to hundreds of thousands of domain speculators and search arbitragers registering domain names, testing which ones do well for type-in traffic, and getting a full refund on any duds.

Google Ready to Abandon Ad-Subsidized Model?

It appears that Google might be ready to concede that not all of its products can be supported by the careful placement of AdWords ads.

According to Business Week, Google plans to introduce a subscription fee for their Google Apps for Your Domain office suite.

GoDaddy’s PR problems
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For a variety of reasons, I’ve been registering all my domain names at GoDaddy.

New Owner for Google.de Domain?

This is weird. Reports come in from Netherlands a Dutch reader that Google Germany, Google.de, is now forwarding to Marc Keilwerth’s Goneo.de (I can’t reproduce this).

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