All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Domains’

Will Google Rank New TLDs Better Than .com Domains?

Google’s head of web spam, Matt Cutts, took to Google+ to bust yet another myth (there’s been a lot of Matt Cutts myth busting lately, it seems). He points to an article from Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry Services (described as “a top-level domain specialist”), which claims that the new top-level domains will “trump .com in Google search results”. …

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Google Play Domain Issues Causing Headache For Google

Earlier this month, ahead of Google’s launch of Google Play (which is essentially a rebranding of Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore) Google purchased 18 domain names related to the Google Play brand. At the time, there was speculation that Google Play could be the name of a forthcoming Google tablet, but then Google hit us with a …

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Wikimedia Foundation Now Officially Off Of GoDaddy

The Wikimedia Foundation announced that all of its sites have been migrated away from GoDaddy to MarkMonitor. The transition was completed on Friday, and the foundation it was done so without interruption to services. Wikimedia began talking about leaving GoDaddy in late 2011/early 2012, though it has taken a while to pull off. This was of course, in response to …

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ICANN CEO Should Be Chosen By April

Back in August, ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom announced that he would be stepping down at the end of his term. He said he’d stay until July. We haven’t heard much about the CEO search in the time since the announcement, but ICANN provided an update today. ICANN released the following statement: The CEO Search Committee has been actively working to …

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Google Speaks Out Against Righthaven In Court

The last time we checked in with the Righthaven saga, righthaven.com had just been sold in a domain auction, as Righthaven struggled to pay legal costs and fines. Now, when you go to righthaven.com, you are greeted with the image above. Any guesses as to what this is about? Interestingly, Google appeared in court, and spoke out against Righthaven on …

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ICANN Starts Accepting Applications For gTLDs

ICANN began accepting applications for the new generic top-level domains (gtLDs) today. Applicants are directed to use the TLD Application System (TAS) to submit their application. With the TAS, applicants will have to answer 50 questions, as detailed in the Applicant Guidebook. ICANN posted some important info for applicants today, regarding updates to the guidebook and financial assistance for qualifying …

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Wolfram Proposes .data TLD

Stephen Wolfram, the scientist behind Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha, says he’s been involved with the worldwide data community in coordinating the creation of a .data top-level Internet domain, which would highlight the exposure of data across the Internet, “and providing added impetus for organizations to expose data in a way that can efficiently be found and accessed.” In a post …

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Righthaven Domain Sold In Auction

We recently reported that Righthaven.com was up for auction on Snapnames, and it has now sold. And not for much. It ended up going for $3,300. That’s unfortunate for Righthaven, seeing as how they’ve been ordered to pay about $60,000 more in court. For Righthaven, commonly referred to as a “copyright troll,” having to auction off its domain was rather …

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