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Over 50% of searches on Google result in zero clicks

A report by Rand Fishkin was published yesterday that now 50% of Google searches end without a click, or what’s known as Zero click searches. A zero–click search results in the answer being displayed directly at the top of a Google search result. The person initiating the search gets their answer and does not need […]

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Amazon and Google have been BEATEN by a non-profit in the fight for .kids

One of the longest-fought new gTLD contests has finally been resolved, with a not-for-profit bid beating out Google and Amazon. Amazon last week withdrew its application for .kids, leaving Hong Kong-based DotKids Foundation the only remaining applicant. DotKids now has a clear run at the gTLD, with only ICANN contracting and technical testing before .kids […]

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Constantine Roussos’ DotMusic wins .Music domain

Roussos beats Amazon, Google and others to win control of .Music. The long battle for control of the .music top level domain name is owner. Yesterday, DotMusic founder Constantine Roussos confirmed this his organization was the winning bidder in a private settlement for the extension: Excited to announce that after more than a decade, DotMusic […]

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Did Roussos pull off the impossible? Google, Donuts, Radix all drop out of .music race

Google won’t be the registry for the .music gTLD. The company, along with pure-play registries Donuts and Radix, late last week withdrew their respective applications from the .music contention set, leaving just three possible winners in the running. Those are Amazon, MMX, and DotMusic, the company run by long-time .music fanboy Constantinos Roussos. As I […]

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Google launches .Dev domain in general availability, free domains for I/O

Google releases its latest top level domain name. Google’s .dev top level domain name entered general availability today after a Dutch auction early access phase. Most registrars are offering the domains for $15 or less. Over 2,000 .dev domains were added to the .dev zone file yesterday, bringing the total through sunrise and early access […]

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Yanks beat Aussies to accountancy gTLD

The contention set for .cpa has been resolved, clearing the way for a new accountancy-themed gTLD. The winner is the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, which submitted two bids for the string — one “community”, one vanilla, both overtly defensive in nature — back in 2012. Its main rival, CPA Australia, which also applied […]

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Google launches .dev with some big-name anchor tenants

Google is bringing .dev to general availability this week, and it’s already signed up some recognizable brands as anchor tenants. Salesforce.com, GitHub and Cloudflare are among several outfits that have already developed web sites using pre-launch .dev domains granted to them by Google Registry. Salesforce is offering developer tools at the catch crm.dev, GitHub is […]

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Two controversial new gTLDs launching in January

Five years after the first batch of new gTLDs hit the market, registries continue to drip-feed them into the internet. At least two more are due to launch on January 16 — .dev and .inc. .dev is the latest of Google’s portfolio to be released, aimed at the software developer market. It proved controversial briefly […]

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Jason Calacanis says the biggest mistake Google made with Google Plus was not getting the domain

This week Jason Calacanis, a super angel who was an early investor in companies like Uber shared his thought on Google move to shut down GooglePlus. In his tweet, Jason said that he thinks the biggest mistake that Google made with GooglePlus was not giving the service it’s own domain name. He suggested a couple of […]

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Google says cryptocurrency is not real money

Google produced an ad for it’s latest call screening service, it takes a swing at cryptocurrency, with one of the actors saying cryptocurrency is not real money. Neer Varshney wrote about this on TheNextWeb.com From the article: The company banned all cryptocurrency related ads starting June, but later relaxed the rules to allow select regulated exchange […]

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