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Google Launched An Update This Week To Improve Domain Diversity Google Launched An Update This Week To Improve Domain Diversity
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Google launched an algorithm update that affects the diversity of search results. Google’s head of webspam and Distinguished Engineer, tweeted: Follow @mattcutts Matt Cutts @mattcutts Just fyi, we rolled out a small algo change this week that improves the diversity …

Why Does This Mistyped URL Redirect To Mitt Romney’s Campaign Site? Why Does This Mistyped URL Redirect To Mitt Romney’s Campaign Site?

Seriously. I don’t purport to know the reason why a simple URL typo redirects to a page on MittRomney.com, but it definitely does. You can try it for yourselves. Try to visit someecards.co. There, you see? Of course, someecards.co is …

Here’s The Latest From GoDaddy (And Anonymous Own3r) Here’s The Latest From GoDaddy (And Anonymous Own3r)
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Update: GoDaddy says service is completely restored, and that the outage was not the result of a hack. Full statement here. As you may know, GoDaddy experienced a major outage on Monday, affecting a number of sites somewhere between a …

Removal Requests Actually Down, Following Google Algorithm Change Removal Requests Actually Down, Following Google Algorithm Change
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On August 10, Google announced that it would be updating its algorithm the following week to include a new ranking signal for the number of “valid copyright removal notices” it receives for a given site. Do you think Google’s addition …

Google Apps Now Offers 30 TLDs (Including ccTLDs) Google Apps Now Offers 30 TLDs (Including ccTLDs)
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Google announced today that Google Apps now offers 30 top-level domain options, including 22 country code TLDs (ccTLDs). Google has partnered with domaindiscount24.com to offer them. “A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) such as .com.es or .jp helps companies build …

Facebook Awarded FacebookConnect.com Domain Facebook Awarded FacebookConnect.com Domain
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In 2008, Facebook announced the expansion of the Facebook platform with the launch of Facebook Connect – which allowed Facebook users to log in to websites, applications, and more using their Facebook profiles. As you can see, it’s all about …

Google Gives You A New Way To Verify Your Domain Google Gives You A New Way To Verify Your Domain

Google has launched a new way to verify that you are the owner of your site or domain for Webmaster Tools. You can now do this using DNS CNAME records. Google says the new option is for users who aren’t …

Does Google Want To Get Into The Domain Provider Business? Does Google Want To Get Into The Domain Provider Business?
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It’s no secret that Google applied for 101 gTLDs in ICANN’s recent yard sale. The company applied for all kinds of domains from .tech and .soy to the usual suspects like .google and .youtube. It seems that there might be …

Wikipedia Registers 11 New Domain Names Wikipedia Registers 11 New Domain Names
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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit, has just registered 11 new domain names in the past day. Usually moves like this indicate upcoming projects, especially because Wikipedia does not have a history of regularly registering new domain names. …

Demand Media’s Military, Political gTLD Choices Simply Driven By Data Demand Media’s Military, Political gTLD Choices Simply Driven By Data

There are a lot of interesting sub-stories behind the big Internet land rush that has been the gTLD application process. This week, ICANN released its big list of the gTLDs that were applied for during the application window, as well …

Amazon Competes With Google On A Bunch Of gTLDs Amazon Competes With Google On A Bunch Of gTLDs

Google applied for 101 gTLDs, according to the big list ICANN revealed this week. Amazon, didn’t apply for quite that many, but still made a very significant showing on the list with 76 applications of its own. You can see …

Demand Media Applies For Military, Political Domains Demand Media Applies For Military, Political Domains

ICANN released the big list of gTLD applicants today. Google applied for over 100 different ones. Facebook didn’t apply for any. There were certainly plenty of interesting applications. You can peruse the whole list here. We knew Demand Media had …

What Does Google’s gTLD Applications Say About The Company? What Does Google’s gTLD Applications Say About The Company?

ICANN revealed the list of generic Top-Level Domains today and there was something interesting to be found in it. Aside from Top Level Domain Holdings Limited, Google was a definite contender for most gTLDs applied for. The search giant applied …

Demand Media Applies For 26 gTLDs, Partners With Donuts For More Demand Media Applies For 26 gTLDs, Partners With Donuts For More

Demand Media announced this morning that it is pursuing some new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). Specifically, the company says it has selected names in categories connected to ecommerce, personal & professional identity, education, entertainment, internet life, sports, small business …

Register a Domain Name Using Thunderbird 13 Register a Domain Name Using Thunderbird 13
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As the Support Analyst for iEntry, I spend a lot of my time involved in an e-mail client. The e-mail client of choice that I use to achieve best productivity for support is Mozilla Thunderbird, and I stand by this …

Google Domain Verification Gets Simplified With Registrar Partnerships Google Domain Verification Gets Simplified With Registrar Partnerships
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Google announced that it is working with GoDaddy and Demand Media’s eNom on automated domain verification for Webmaster Tools and Google Apps. For sites with domains whose records are managed by GoDaddy or eNom, users will see a new verification …

ICANN gTLDs Application Window Closes ICANN gTLDs Application Window Closes

It was recently reported that The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) system for submitting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) was finally set to be reopened on May 22, and COO Akram Atallah has announced the …

Demand Media Earnings: $86.2 Million In Revenue Demand Media Earnings: $86.2 Million In Revenue

Demand Media just released its first quarter 2012 results, posting record first quarter revenue and raising 2012 guidance. For the quarter, ended March 31, total revenue was up 8% year-over-year, to $86.2 million CEO Richard Rosenblatt said, “Driven by continued …

ICANN System for New gTLDs Still Down ICANN System for New gTLDs Still Down

It was recently reported that The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) system for submitting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) has been down as of late, and now ICANN engineers are saying that it will be …

ICANN System for New gTLDs Still Offline ICANN System for New gTLDs Still Offline
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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ system for submitting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) has been down for almost a week, and ICANN is not yet sure when it will be back online. The application platform, …

ICANN Delays Deadline For gTLD Applications ICANN Delays Deadline For gTLD Applications

Were you one of many potential domain owners trying to hurry the submission of your gTLD application to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers by today’s deadline? Thanks to reports of “unusual behavior with the operation of the …