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Google Up On Yahoo! with 134 Local Domains

Dave Naffziger has listed some 134 countries where Google has local domains and Yahoo! does not.

Digg And SEO Don’t Play Nice

You may have heard that recently many seo and marketing related sites are getting banned by Digg for the scandalous offense of being seo and marketing related sites.

Roundup: Digg Spam Policy

I wasn’t sure about posting about getting the nix from digg earlier this week, but apparently it was on many people’s minds.

Digg and Social Marketing Strategy
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There has been a lot of chatter on various blogs and forums lately about Digg banning domains (a lifetime ban it seems). Some sites have received this response from Digg:

Google Puts Domains Up For Sale

Not its domain names, of course, but ones that people may want to register while signing up for Google Apps for Your Domain services. It could be an indication of Google’s future intentions for the Apps services too.

AOL Delivers My eAddress
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The free option from AOL allows users to pick up a .com or .net domain and add up to 100 additional usernames to that domain.

Dot-eu Speculators Play Musical Domains

There’s more confusion over .eu domain assignments than stinkeye at the French Embassy. Lumbering American giants were beat out by smaller, quicker natives for domain dibs, as the same natives are crying foul over American speculators in a domain gold rush.

Squatters Fly Kites In Hurricane Season

As the morning news shows led their programs regaling the audience about nothing happening in Florida (you have to get Michelle Kosinski on camera somehow), disaster domain scammers were probably quite busy taking advantage of ICANN’s five-day return policy.

Google Domains, Subdomains And Subdirectories

ResourceShelf has compiles an exhaustive list of the directories, subdirectories and domain URLs being actively used by Google.

ad:tech Chicago 2006 – Day Two Roundup

Day two of ad:tech Chicago rounded up with a sigh. With all the parties Monday night, I think some of the attendees were looking forward to the end of the day.

Google Domains: Search And Everything Else

Only four of Google’s domains receive more than one percent of the traffic coming to a Google.com address from a US-based requestor.

Google Domains Not Catching Fire

Beyond the vaunted minimalist Google home page, the next nineteen Google domains barely account for 20 percent of visits to all things ending in Google.com.

Gmail For Domains Reviewed

Devin switched his site’s email over to Gmail For Domains, and he’s written up a review, complete with screenshots.

Now Testing Gmail for Domains

I just received my beta test acceptance to Google Gmail for domains.

Is The UK Ready For .eu Domains?

The time is counting down for the general release of the dot-eu domains. April 7th is less than two months away and pre-registrations are already moving along. Some sources are reporting expectations hitting as much as 1.5 million.

Windows Live Registering A Lot Of Domains

IPWalk has looked at the registrar Microsoft is using for Microsoft Office Live, and shows that in just its first five days, over 4,000 domain names were registered by the service.

Google domains going after Outlook…

MSN did that months ago…

Gmail For Domains Launched

As predicted, Google has announced Gmail for domains. For now, businesses can express interest in using Gmail for their .com email addresses, and Google will contact them back if they’ve been selected to participate in the beta test.

Hints At ‘Gmail For Domains’ In JavaScript

Garett Rogers at ZDNet notices that hidden within Gmail source code are hints that Google is developing a future version of Gmail, “Caribou”, that will allow people to point their domain DNS servers at Google to use Gmail.

Google Ready To Launch PPV?

After the mostly Google-less holiday season, the rumor mill is churning warp speed in the New Year. The Google PC is suddenly on the braniac minds of journalists and alpha-geek bloggers, as is Google Box or Cube or something, and suddenly-the idea seems perfectly likely and doable-a pay-per-view video service complete with its own payment system and hardware that could really benefit the indie film maker.

Microsoft Exposes Google AdSense Scheme

Mistyping a URL in the address bar of a browser can lead to a ring of traffic-stealing “typo-squatters” that ripoff the AdSense for domains system at the expense of Google and its advertisers.