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Google Gives An Update On How It Handles New gTLDs

Google Gives An Update On How It Handles New gTLDs

Google is letting webmasters know about how it handles new top level domains. The company says that as many new generic TLDs become available, it wants to provide some insight into how they’re handled in Google search as it has seen and heard a lot of misconceptions about the topic. The most important thing to note is that Google will …

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Significant Marketing Efforts Still Needed For gTLDs

It appears that the both the domain name industry and businesses opting to use new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) may have a great deal of marketing to do to spread awareness about gTLDs. Most consumers are not familiar with the initiative to get sites using over 1,300 new domain options, and at the same time, they don’t like going to …

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Here’s What Sites Are Doing With Google’s New .HOW Domains

Google announced that Google Registry is now offering .HOW domain names. This is the third domain Google has launched following .みんな (which means “everyone”) in Japanese and .SOY (which means “I am” in Spanish) for U.S. Hispanics. .HOW is aimed at sites looking to show people how to do stuff. The company said in a post on the Google and …

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Google Launches .SOY, Its First U.S. TLD

Google announced the launch of its first US top-level domain – .SOY. The company is targeting a U.S. Hispanic audience, saying the TLD “opens up a new place on the web for everyone to celebrate Hispanic culture – regardless of country of origin or language preference.” Soy means “I am” in Spanish. Google says in a blog post: .SOY is …

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WordPress.com Now Offers 12 More TLDs

WordPress.com is now offering users twelve new top-level domains. You can now register domains with the following TLDs for new or existing sites: .com.br .net.br .info .biz .mobi .mx .es .nl .be .fm .tv .in WordPress.com now offers a total of seventeen TLD options for those buying domain names. The others are .com, .net, .org, .me, and .co. You can …

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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 deal. Google’s Matt Cutts may have just saved you some time and money with this one. He takes on the …

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This Small Company Is Battling Amazon For The Next .COM

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 domains with new gTLDs? Anything in particular you’re leaning toward? Let us know in the comments. The company consists of …

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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 Association. Regarding the first two bits of news, a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews, “These are significant steps forward …

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GoDaddy Readies For New TLDs With Afternic Acquisition

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 domain name is vital, no matter your venture. GoDaddy is working to bring the ‘domain aftermarket’ together with new registrations …

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Google Talks Geotargeting And Generic ccTLDs

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 more expensive, more developers are choosing alternate new domains like .IO and .IM – which Google geotargets to small areas. …

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WordPress.com Now Lets Users Register .CO Domains

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 for a .CO domain, go to Store and Domains in the dashboard, and type in the .CO domain you wish …

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Google Updates Indexing To Treat TLDs Differently

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 as follows: .ad, .as, .bz, .cc, .cd, .co, .dj, .fm, .gg, .io, .la, .me, .ms, .nu, .sc, .sr, .su, .tv, …

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