FairWinds Tells Fortune 500 Clients To Pay Attention to Domain Hacks: Only 3 Out Of 500 Own Them

Brand Protection company Fairwinds in a blog post today,  told it big brands clients, the Fortune 500 companies they represent to pay attention to and try to acquire  domain hacks. For those that don't know a domain hack is a domain spelled out using the letters of a ccTLD and soon some new gTLD's that form words. Domain names like bi.ng which is owned by Microsoft in support of its Bing … [Read more...]

Google’s Matt Cutts: Not All ccTLD’s Are Created Equally In Generic Search Rankings

There is a very interesting video posted on YouTube.com from Matt Cutts of Google who answered the question about how ccTLD's are viewed by Google especially when they are being used as domain hacks. Here is the 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 geographic target in Webmaster Tools. Is there any … [Read more...]

TRAFFIC Opens Up Submissions For The Live Domains Auction Including Pay For Submission Domains

According an email sent out by the organizers of the TRAFFIC conference they are formally opening up submission for the live domain name auction that will be held at the conference. Like last year there are several ways to get you domain submitted into the auction. Either have one of the most saleable domain based on reserve pricing or use the "Guaranteed Placement Program" IN announcing … [Read more...]

Is Apple Going To Go With A Hack? Report Says Yes: iTun.es

According to MacRumors", Apple might use a domain hack for its new iTunes Ping program. The story says that Apple which has has owned the domain name hack of the hack of iTun.es,  since December 2006, when it was registered by Mark Monitor, could windup using its as a link shortener for its new Ping product links for Twitter. iTun.es currently forwards to Apple.com If true this would mark … [Read more...]