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WordPress.com Now Offers 12 More TLDs

WordPress.com Now Offers 12 More TLDs

By Chris Crum March 24, 2014

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 …

Google Talks Geotargeting And ccTLDs Google Talks Geotargeting And ccTLDs
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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 …

WordPress.com Now Lets Users Register .CO Domains WordPress.com Now Lets Users Register .CO Domains
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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 …

Google Updates Indexing To Treat TLDs Differently Google Updates Indexing To Treat TLDs Differently
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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 …

Matt Cutts Talks Location And ccTLDs Matt Cutts Talks Location And ccTLDs
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In Google’s latest Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts discusses location and ccTLDs. Specifically, he responds to the following user-submitted question: We have a vanity domain (http://ran.ge) that unfortunately isn’t one of the generic TLDs, which means we can’t set our …

Demand Media's eNom Teams Up With Parallels On TLDs Demand Media's eNom Teams Up With Parallels On TLDs

Demand Media announced today that its domain registrar eNom’s Top Level Domain (TLD) program is included in the latest version of Parallels Plesk Panel and in Parallels Domain Name Network. “The Internet is undergoing an historic change, and our valuable …

Demand Media Acquires Domain Registrar Name.com Demand Media Acquires Domain Registrar Name.com

Demand Media announced on Monday that it has acquired Name.com, a Denver-based domain registrar. The company says the acquisition is intended to expand its platform as it prepares for its release of new Top Level Domains this year. A spokesperson …

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 …

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, …

Google To Get gTLDs, Report Says Google To Get gTLDs, Report Says

ICANN will release its full list of applications for the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) at the end of the month. At that point, we will be able to see all the brands going this route. According to a report, …

gTLD Applicants To Be Listed By ICANN At Month’s End gTLD Applicants To Be Listed By ICANN At Month’s End

ICANN plans to release a full list of applications for the new generic top-level domains on April 30. The list will specify who all applied for which domains. That should be interesting. “Our plan always has been to publish the …

ICANN Shuts Down gTLD Registration ICANN Shuts Down gTLD Registration

You can no longer register for the new gTLDs with ICANN. Registration closed on Thursday, March 29. ICANN says there were only 839 registered users in the application system on March 25, though the number will be updated. The organization …

Google Needs Time To Learn About  New TLDs Google Needs Time To Learn About New TLDs

We recently talked about a post Google’s Matt Cutts made to Google+ discussing how Google will handle the new TLDs. He referenced a blog post talking about how the new TLDs will be “automatically favoured by Google over a .com …

Will Google Rank New TLDs Better Than .com Domains? Will Google Rank New TLDs Better Than .com Domains?
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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 …

ICANN Starts Accepting Applications For gTLDs ICANN Starts Accepting Applications For gTLDs
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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 …

Wolfram Proposes .data TLD Wolfram Proposes .data TLD
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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 …

Internationalizing Without Duplicate Content Worries
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Priyank GargThe SMX Confernece was in Sydney Australia last week, and one topic discussed by representatives of both Google and Yahoo was that of duplicate content filtering across international domains. Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz notes that while the subject has been discussed in the past, many people including experts in the field have been in the dark.