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

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

By Josh Wolford October 24, 2014

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 …

Facebook Connects Mobile App Ads To Pages Facebook Connects Mobile App Ads To Pages

Facebook announced that it is aligning mobile app ads to other ad formats by connecting them to Facebook Pages and adding social context, such as indicating when a friend like a Page. It’s also adding like, comment, and share buttons. …

GoDaddy To Try This IPO Thing Again GoDaddy To Try This IPO Thing Again

Set to go public, GoDaddy has filed its S1 with the SEC, proposing an initial public offering of shares of its Class A common stock. Rumors had been heating up earlier this year that the company would move ahead with …

Google's 'Rules Of Thumb' For When You Buy A Domain Google's 'Rules Of Thumb' For When You Buy A Domain

Google has a new Webmaster Help video out, in which Matt Cutts talks about buying domains that have had trouble with Google in the past, and what to do. Here’s the specific question he addresses: How can we check to …

Cutts On How Google Views "Sister Sites" 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 eBay.co.uk and eBay.com? Does linking from one to the other taken as paid …

WordPress.com Now Offers 12 New TLDs WordPress.com Now Offers 12 New TLDs

WordPress.com is now offering users twelve new top-level domains. You can now register domains with the following TLDs for new or existing sites: .com.br .net.br .info .biz .mobi .mx .es .nl .be .fm .tv .in WordPress.com now offers a total …

ICANN: Over 175 New gTLDs Delegated So Far ICANN: Over 175 New gTLDs Delegated So Far

ICANN announced on Monday at ICANN 49 in Singapore that the number of new gTLDs that have been delegated has surpassed 175. The month of March has seen the approval of .NYC, .Cologne, .AXA, .Webcam, .Trade, .Jetzt, .世界 (xn--rhqv96g) – …

Google Continues To Hurt Demand Media Revenue Google Continues To Hurt Demand Media Revenue

Demand Media reported its financial results for Q4 and fiscal 2013 on Tuesday. The company continues to suffer at the hands of Google algorithm changes (it just so happens that this week marks the three-year anniversary of the Panda update). …

Google To Older Sites: Keep Up With The Times Google To Older Sites: Keep Up With The Times
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Google has released some new advice to webmasters of well-established businesses with domains that have been around for a long time. Keep up with the times, or you’ll be left behind. Said advice comes in the form of a “Webmaster …

Demand Media Further Prepares For Rightside Spin-Off Demand Media Further Prepares For Rightside Spin-Off

Demand Media announced that it has filed a Form 10 registration statement with the SEC in preparation for the spin-off of its domain services business, which it recently announced would be called Rightside. “The Form 10 filing marks another key …

Google: Same IP For Multiple ccTLDs Is Fine Google: Same IP For Multiple ccTLDs Is Fine

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 …

Webmasters Think Google Has Eased Up On EMD Sites Webmasters Think Google Has Eased Up On EMD Sites
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Back in 2012, Google launched the EMD update, which the company described as a small update, affecting 0.6% of English-US queries to a noticeable degree. It was designed to demote low quality exact match domain sites. We don’t really hear …

Small Company Battles Amazon For The Next .COM Small Company Battles Amazon For The Next .COM
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XYZ.com is bringing the new domain extensions .xyz and .College to the Internet as part of the new gTLD program. It’s also in a battle with Amazon and others to bring .Now to market. Do you expect to get any …

Yahoo Is Selling Over 100 Domain Names Yahoo Is Selling Over 100 Domain Names

Yahoo just announced that it is auctioning off over a hundred “premium” domain names. “When you’re a company that’s been around as long as Yahoo, there are lots of fun things that you stumble across,” says Kevin Kramer, Deputy General …

Demand Media Names Domain Services Business, CEO Demand Media Names Domain Services Business, CEO

Demand Media announced today that it has a new brand name for its soon-to-be spun off domain services business, and it has appointed a CEO to run it. The new brand will be Rightside, and the CEO will be current …

Demand Media Reveals New Steps For Domain Business Demand Media Reveals New Steps For Domain Business

Demand Media has a few pieces of domain-related news this morning. Its United TLD subsidiary is now officially an ICANN accredited gTLD registry, eNom and Name.com have signed the 2013 ICANN RAA, and the company has joined the Domain Name …

GoDaddy Has Acquired Ronin For Bookkeeping GoDaddy Has Acquired Ronin For Bookkeeping

Domains giant GoDaddy announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Ronin, an online bookkeeping company. Interestingly, the acquisition was made all the way back in April, and the company has since fully integrated Ronin into GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping. The product …