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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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Amazon Buys .Buy Domain for $4.6 Million

In yeah that makes a lot of sense news, Amazon has reportedly purchased the highly-coveted new .buy top level domain, and apparently the company beat out Google in the process. Domain Name Wire reports that Amazon bought the .buy domain for $4,588,888. Other companies in the running in ICANN’s auction were Google and Famous Four Media. Google also lost out …

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Sarah Palin Forgets to Cover All Her Domain Bases

Earlier this week, Vice Presidential runner-up and Facebook celebrity Sarah Palin launched the Sarah Palin Channel, an online television channel that will “go beyond the sound bites and the media’s politically correct filter to get to the truth,” according to Palin. The truth will run you $9.95 a month. The site features a video, various blog entries, ‘Sally’s Word of …

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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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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. Facebook’s Calvin Grunewald said in a blog post, “Desktop (canvas) app ads, have always included like, comment, and share buttons, …

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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 an iPO, but it’s now official. From the press release: Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and …

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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 see if a domain (bought from a registrar) was previously in trouble with Google? I recently bought, and unbeknownst to …

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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 eBay.co.uk and eBay.com? 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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WordPress.com Now Offers 12 More 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 of seventeen TLD options for those buying domain names. The others are .com, .net, .org, .me, and .co. You can …

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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) – Chinese for “world/shijie,” .DNP, .Ink, .机构 (xn--nqv7f) – Chinese for “agencies/institutions,” .संगठन (xn--i1b6b1a6a2e) – Hindi for “organization/sangathana,” .组织机构 (xn--nqv7fs00ema) – …

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Demand Media Earnings Continue To Suffer Google’s Wrath

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). While things seemed to be going better for Demand Media after it navigated around its initial Panda obstacles, somewhere down …

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Google To Well-Established Sites: Don’t Coast On Your Laurels

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 Help” video from head of webspam, Matt Cutts. A webmaster asked, “I have been in business for over 14 years …

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