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Want to Google #China? Cool, but can’t use the #domain name GoogleChina.com

Google is a famous trademark, despite the mark’s (ab)use as a verb – to “Google” something. More important, you can’t incorporate the Google mark into domain names, if you are not Google. The registrant of GoogleChina.com found out recently, as Google filed a UDRP to recover the domain. While many “Google China” to find more […]

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CoronavirusGoogle.com : Flipped keywords end up in the same #UDRP result

Incorporating famous trademarks into domains is the definition of cybersquatting. In the case of CoronavirusGoogle.com the inclusion of “Google” in the domain led to a UDRP being filed by the search engine giant. The result was the same as in the recent case of GoogleCoronavirus.com : transfer the domain to the Complainant. In this case, […]

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GoogleCoronavirus.com : No, “Google” is not a generic term, it’s a #trademark

Google is not a generic term. If anything, it’s a very famous trademark and Google is very protective of its brand. The ongoing global pandemic due to the Coronavirus, pushes people to make stupid domain registrations. In the case of GoogleCoronavirus.com, its registrant set up a WordPress site but didn’t do much with it. The […]

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#Bodis will now display Google “blocked” status code for parked #domains

Bodis, a kind sponsor of DomainGang, announced a PPC industry first as far as domain status codes are concerned. Google, the primary ad feed provider for many pay per click providers, often blocks domains, that once parked, end up displaying no ads. Bodis will now display the “blocked” status, instead of leaving these domain names […]

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Last chance to download your Google+ data before shut down

A few months ago, Google announced the end of life of its Google+ service, and now it’s coming to the final days. You only have until March 31st to save your data with Google+ and after that it’s no more accessible. Google+ was a monumental failure by Google to tap the social media market; after […]

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Google+ reaches end of life on April 2nd

Google Plus is reaching its end of life on April 2nd, and personal accounts will stop functioning at the time. Other functions will stop being available as early as this coming Monday, February 4th. Plagued by a series of serious security issues, Google’s dominant social networking platform is being phased out permanently. Google chose to […]

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Bill Hartzer : #SEO specialist dissects Donald Trump’s tweet on alleged #Google bias

SEO specialist and domain investor, Bill Hartzer, was on television news today, weighing in on a presidential tweet. The Texas-based professional was interviewed by CBS, in response to a statement by Donald Trump: Google search results for “Trump News” shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for […]

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Google registry : Dot .APP #domains losing steam

Google’s latest gTLD, dot .APP, had a strong start earlier this year, gaining more than 200,000 registrations in a matter of days. Application software developers, both corporate and private, along with a certain number of domain speculators, drove the momentum of dot .APP for several weeks. The gTLD has lost its steam, however, as George […]

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Crypto #domains : Blanket ban by #Google ends #ICO and #crypto era in advertising

Google unveiled in March that it’s terminating its relationship with the cryptocurrency industry, due to an increase in crypto scams. The blanket ban affects anything that relates to crypto, from ICO to currency news, to blockchain. The advertising ban means that even full legitimate companies will feel the sweep, not just the scammers. Sometime this […]

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#GDPR compliance : Google updates policies as a #domain registrar

Google has updated its privacy policy, all thanks to the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation in Europe. As a domain registrar and Registry, Google is making changes, which are outlined below: Dear Partner, Over the past year we’ve shared how we are preparing to meet the requirements of the GDPR, the new data […]

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#TokenFest 2018 begins : Google pulls the rug from under all #crypto advertising

Token Fest, the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology conference by domain investor and entrepreneur, Ryan Colby, is opening its gates tomorrow in San Francisco. For two days, more than 1,700 people, 150 speakers, 135 exhibitors and 65 sponsors will share news and information on the exciting new amalgam of ledger technology and digital currency. Another event […]

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No more “view image” option in #Google search

Domainers eager to snatch images from the Google search, will find it more difficult to do so. Google has announced that they are stopping providing a direct link to “view image” when searching for images. “Today we’re launching some changes on Google Images to help connect users and useful websites. This will include removing the […]

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