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Google To Well-Established Sites: Don’t Coast On Your Laurels Google To Well-Established Sites: Don’t Coast On Your Laurels
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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 Domain Spin-Off Demand Media Further Prepares For Rightside Domain 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: Your Various ccTLDs Will Probably Be Fine From The Same IP Address 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 …

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 …

This Small Company Is Battling Amazon For The Next .COM This Small Company Is Battling 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 Auctioning Off These ‘Premium’ Domain Names (Stuff Like Sandwich.com And Religious.net) Yahoo Is Auctioning Off These ‘Premium’ Domain Names (Stuff Like Sandwich.com And Religious.net)

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 Announces Significant Steps For Domain Business Demand Media Announces Significant 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 Announces That It Acquired Ronin Back In April GoDaddy Announces That It Acquired Ronin Back In April

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 …

Pinterest Wins Complaint Against ‘Serial Cybersquatter’ Pinterest Wins Complaint Against ‘Serial Cybersquatter’
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Pinterest has won an injunction against a known cybersquatter who will be forced to give up the rights to over 100 domains that utilize pinterest.com typos to direct users away from Pinterest.com, and to his own locations filled with ads …

GoDaddy Readies For New TLDs With Afternic Acquisition GoDaddy Readies For New TLDs With Afternic Acquisition
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GoDaddy announced on Thursday that it has acquired domain name aftermarket company Afternic as it prepares for new TLDs. The company will keep Afternic’s staff in the Boston Area. GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving had this to say: “Having the right …

Demand Media Gets New SVP Of Technology For United TLD Demand Media Gets New SVP Of Technology For United TLD

Demand Media announced on Wednesday that it has appointed recent hire Wayne MacLaurin to Senior Vice President of Technology for United TLD, a subsidiary of the company. The company says United TLD is investing in infrastructure to become a leader …

Say Goodbye To GoDaddy Girls And Hello To ‘Ass-Kicking’ Small Businesses Say Goodbye To GoDaddy Girls And Hello To ‘Ass-Kicking’ Small Businesses
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If you haven’t seen it yet, GoDaddy has a new ad out, and it stars Jean-Claude Van Damme. Yes, that Jean-Claude Van Damme. Why are we telling you about this? Well, it’s not just a commercial. It’s significant because it’s …

Jean-Claude Van Damme Spreads His Legs For New GoDaddy Small Business Ad Jean-Claude Van Damme Spreads His Legs For New GoDaddy Small Business Ad

GoDaddy knows how to advertise to get people’s attention. If there’s one thing the company is known for outside of domains, it’s that. For years, the company has run ads (including many Super Bowl ads) with the “sex sells” angle. …

Google Talks Geotargeting And Generic ccTLDs Google Talks Geotargeting And Generic ccTLDs
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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 …

WordPress.com Now Lets Users Register .CO Domains WordPress.com Now Lets Users Register .CO Domains
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Automattic announced today that it has added .CO as a new top-level domain option for WordPress.com users. This joins other options like .ME, .COM, .NET, and .ORG. It will cost you $25 a year for a .CO domain. To register …

Google: You Probably Shouldn’t Link Your 20 Domains Together Google: You Probably Shouldn’t Link Your 20 Domains Together
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You know how Google has everybody afraid of links? People are also afraid to link to their own stuff in certain ways, and Google’s Webmaster Help video today pretty much indicates that this is with good reason. If you have …

Demand Media Announces Designs.com Platform For gTLDs Demand Media Announces Designs.com Platform For gTLDs

Demand Media announced that later this year, it will launch Designs.com, as the new gTLDs become available. The site will feature a platform to create designs for sites utilizing the new domain extensions. “The goal is to have easy ways …

Google Updates Indexing To Treat TLDs Differently Google Updates Indexing To Treat TLDs Differently
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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 …

The Pirate Bay Moves To The Caribbean To Avoid Domain Seizure The Pirate Bay Moves To The Caribbean To Avoid Domain Seizure

Last week, The Pirate Bay moved to Iceland’s .is domain in hopes of escaping the ever watchful eye of the entertainment industry and its army of lawyers. It seemed that the infamous site would be safe for at least a …

Google On Buying Spammy Domains: Don’t Be The Guy Left Holding The Bag Google On Buying Spammy Domains: Don’t Be The Guy Left Holding The Bag
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In the latest Webmaster Help video from Google, Matt Cutts takes on an interesting topic. Can you buy a domain that has been penalized by Google for spam, clean it up and recover rankings? Well, it depends, and Cutts explains …