All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Domains’

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 just one letter shy of a very popular web address, someecards.com. Someecards has been around for about 5 years, and …

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Here’s The Latest From GoDaddy (And Anonymous Own3r)

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 reported “thousands” and a reported “millions”. Regardless of the number, a simple Twitter search has been able to make it …

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Removal Requests Actually Down, Following Google Algorithm Change

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 of this signal is a good thing for search results? Let us know in the comments. ‚ÄúSites with high numbers …

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Google Apps Now Offers 30 TLDs (Including ccTLDs)

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 a local footprint on the web, and ccTLD support is one of the most-requested features for Google Apps,” said Hugues …

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Facebook Awarded FacebookConnect.com Domain

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 Facebook, Facebook, Facebook – which is exactly what Connect did to the internet. It made logging in through your FB …

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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 able to create DNS TXT records for their domains, which in the past has been a way to get verified …

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Does Google Want To Get Into The Domain Provider Business?

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 more at play here beyond Google wanting to just start out strong in the Internet land grab race. CNET has …

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Wikipedia Registers 11 New Domain Names

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. Here is a list of the new domain names registered by Wikipedia; voyagewiki.com voyagewiki.org wikguide.org wikicompass.org wikidestination.org wikiguidebook.org wikiholiday.org wikilocale.org …

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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 as the companies that applied for them. Google applied for as many as 101 of them, and Amazon applied for …

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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 Google’s full list here, and Amazon’s below. First, it’s worth pointing out that the two Internet giants applied for more …

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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 applied for some, but now, we know which ones, and the choices are interesting. The company applied for 26, and …

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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 for over 101 new gTLDs and will probably get most of them. Can we gather anything about Google’s aspirations with …

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