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SquidWelp study: Company CEOs 8X more likely to UDRP a domain vs buy it!

A sea of data pouring in from domain data analyst startup, SquidWelp, indicates the obvious: More corporate CEOs, middle managers, and chief IT engineers are willing to “steal” a domain, as opposed to buying it. The non-shocking report was announced earlier today in a series of SMS messages and TikTok videos by the SquidWelp VP […]

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Argentinian took over the #domain Google.com.ar for a while

A technical glitch at Argentina’s ccTLD Registry allowed a third party to take over the registration of the domain Google.com.ar and keep it for a short while. The domain is used as the Google portal in Argentina. Nicolás David Kuroña said in his Twitter account that “I want to clarify that I entered nic.ar I […]

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Domain Cloud: Google is upping the ante with one-stop management shop

Google is the #1 search engine and also an accredited domain registrar that’s about to leverage is immense footprint. Cloud Domains is a new, one-stop shop by Google, providing administrators and developers with the convenience of managing domains, DNS and SSL management, and more from a single source. What are the key benefits of using […]

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Google this : Trademark still strong, not a generic term, says the US Supreme Court

Google this, google that. The notion that “Google” is no longer a strong trademark, was disclaimed by the US Supreme Court this week. A lawsuit had claimed that “Google” had become synonymous with the term “search the Internet” and no longer worthy of a retaining its trademarked status. The US Supreme Court declined on Monday […]

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Trademark trouble : Has Google become a generic word?

Is “Google” a generic word, devoid of its trademark status? Two entrepreneurs are asking the Supreme Court to deliver a decision: Should Google lose its trademark due to the term being used as a verb? Lawyers for David Elliott and Chris Gillespie are urging the court to hear an appeal of a recent decision by […]

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NikeGoogle.com UDRP : Who gets to keep the domain?

Back in July, the double-infringing domain, NikeGoogle.com, was challenged in a UDRP. In a surprising decision, the Complainant, Nike corporation, was denied transfer of the domain. The reason: there are two infringing trademarks involved, Nike and Google. Lo and behold, the Nike lawyers called up Google, and a new UDRP was filed against the owner […]

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The man who didn’t really buy Google.com for $12

There’s a story circulating about how a former Google employee managed to take over the domain Google.com. Originating on LinkedIn, the story claims that Sanmay Ved, somehow managed to acquire the domain Google.com, after going through the registration process via Google Domains. Although his credit card was charged and the domain appeared in his Google […]

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WHOIS privacy unmasked at 282,867 eNom domains in Google Apps snafu

Long before becoming a registrar, Google partnered with eNom to roll out domain registration services via its Google Apps. While thousands of registrants opted for WHOIS privacy, some glitch in the Google Apps software instructed eNom to reveal the registrants’ information at the time of the domains’ renewal. The glitch slowly but surely affected a […]

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XYZ: Sign the petition for inclusion to Google Domains!

After perusing the domain gTLDs included in the newly launched, beta version of Google Domains, we kinda asked ourselves: Why wasn’t dot .XYZ included on the list? After all, the ‘generation XYZ’ registry considers itself hip and groovy, so why not include .XYZ domains to the approved list of manageable Google Domains? There is no […]

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Godaddy killer? Exclusive first look at the Google Domains registrar

Our request to join Google Domains has been granted, and here is the first (exclusive) look at the new domain registrar operated by Google. After entering the access code, the control panel of Google Domains was made accessible. As you can see below, it’s quite basic, containing the options to view My Domains, Transfer In […]

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GoDaddy buys Google’s domain division for $4.8 Billion!

GoDaddy, the biggest domain registrar in the world, made news headlines today after announcing the acquisition of Google Domain Ventures, Inc. The latter, is a Google Labs product that was recently announced as the future domain registrar of Google. However, plans have changed, apparently. “We have acquired Google’s domain division, in a strategic move to […]

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Google PageRank dissipation and other Matt Cutts alchemies

Inbound links are important, particularly from high ranking web sites. It’s how Google ranks links in the first place, by assigning a factor to each incoming link. So what happens when there is a need to do a 301 redirect? Those redirects are pointers to a permanent new location (URL) for links that have been […]

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