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Google Gives An Update On How It Handles New gTLDs

Google Gives An Update On How It Handles New gTLDs

Google is letting webmasters know about how it handles new top level domains. The company says that as many new generic TLDs become available, it wants to provide some insight into how they’re handled in Google search as it has seen and heard a lot of misconceptions about the topic. The most important thing to note is that Google will …

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Hillary Clinton Is Getting Domain Trolled Too

Head on over to HillaryClinton.net. Oops – that’s not Hillary. The frontrunning Democratic candidate for President is the latest to fall victim to some domain trolling. Hillary Clinton has HillaryClinton.com on lockdown, but her name dot net redirects to GOP hopeful Carly Fiorina’s campaign page. From BuzzFeed: No one in the press seems to have noticed that Clinton failed to …

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Rick Santorum Still Has a ‘Frothy’ Search Problem

It looks like there’s a good chance that former Senator Rick Santorum is going to jump into the fray. He appeared on Fox News Wednesday to discuss his plans with Greta Van Susteren, which at this point is only an announcement to make an announcement. RickSantorum.com asks you to “save your seat for a special announcement on May 27. The …

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Rand Paul Spent $100,000 to Gain Control of RandPaul.com

Before Rand Paul first announced that he was seeking the Republican nomination for President, his official campaign site was RandPaul2016.com. RandPaul.com was a barebones supporter site. Rand Paul’s campaign team has since acquired the RandPaul.com domain – and it apparently cost him over $100,000. National Journal reports that federal campaign records show that on March 27, Paul’s Senate reelection committee …

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Carly Fiorina Forgot to Register CarlyFiorina.org, and Now She’s Getting Trolled

“Yes, I am running,” said former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina this morning on Good Morning America.” “I think I’m the best person for the job because I understand how the economy actually works. I understand the world; who’s in it.” Apparently, one of those people in the world is a little upset at Fiorina’s managerial maneuvers. Here’s what you’ll see …

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Significant Marketing Efforts Still Needed For gTLDs

It appears that the both the domain name industry and businesses opting to use new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) may have a great deal of marketing to do to spread awareness about gTLDs. Most consumers are not familiar with the initiative to get sites using over 1,300 new domain options, and at the same time, they don’t like going to …

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Ted Cruz Didn’t Lock Up TedCruz.com, and Now He’s Getting Trolled

Someone is trolling Ted Cruz. Fundraising likely began a while ago but begins in earnest today, as Senator Ted Cruz has announced he’s officially entering the 2016 Presidential race. It might behoove the Senator to use some of that money to gain control of TedCruz.com. Check out TedCruz.com. Here’s all that’s there: It’s unlikely this is the from the official …

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Google May Start Offering .App Domains

One of the hottest generic TLDs up for grabs by some of the Internet’s biggest companies was .App. According to reports, Google has now won that TLD, and is paying a whopping $25 million for it. According to Domain Name Wire, that’s likely a record-breaking price for a TLD, and Google has been battling 12 other companies, including Amazon, for …

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Here’s What Sites Are Doing With Google’s New .HOW Domains

Google announced that Google Registry is now offering .HOW domain names. This is the third domain Google has launched following .みんな (which means “everyone”) in Japanese and .SOY (which means “I am” in Spanish) for U.S. Hispanics. .HOW is aimed at sites looking to show people how to do stuff. The company said in a post on the Google and …

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What You Get With Google Domains (Now Open To All In The U.S.)

Back in June, Google launched Google Domains on an invitation-only basis, effectively making the search giant a domain registrar. Noting that 55% of small businesses still didn’t have a website, Google set out to make it easier for them to get one. At first, Google invited a small number of people to “kick the tires” on the service. It partnered …

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Ebola.com Sold for Over $200K to Russian Weed Company

Ebola.com, a domain which, at this point, can only boast a few Ebola-related articles and a couple of ads, was just sold for over $200,000 in cash and stock. Just last week, a man named Jon Schultz announced that he was prepared to sell Ebola.com for $150,000. He told The Washington Post that he felt the price was more than …

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Google Launches .SOY, Its First U.S. TLD

Google announced the launch of its first US top-level domain – .SOY. The company is targeting a U.S. Hispanic audience, saying the TLD “opens up a new place on the web for everyone to celebrate Hispanic culture – regardless of country of origin or language preference.” Soy means “I am” in Spanish. Google says in a blog post: .SOY is …

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