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Google to launch a shopping-themed gTLD next week

Google is dipping into its bag of dormant gTLDs again, planning to start selling a shopping-themed string next week, apparently having abandoned plans to use it as an exclusively YouTube-related space. The gTLD is .channel, which it applied for 10 years ago as a closed, Google-only gTLD, with this mission statement: The sole purpose of […]

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Google launched a new top level domain yesterday

Early Access is underway. What, you didn’t get in on the big landrush yesterday? To little fanfare, Google launched the .day top level domain name yesterday in Early Access. That means, for an early bird premium, you can secure your .day domain to celebrate a day in the year. Yes, that’s where we are. We’re […]

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Google quietly launches .new domains sunrise

Google Registry will allow trademark owners to register domains matching their marks in the .new gTLD from tomorrow. While the company hasn’t made a big public announcement about the launch, the startup dates it has filed with ICANN show that its...
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Google’s .app “junk drop” hasn’t been too bad

The namespace still has 380,000 domains. Google’s .app domain name entered general availability on May 8, 2018. It immediately took off with 100,000 domains registered almost immediately and 180,000 domains under management within a couple of days. There are now 180,000 .app domain names and rising! — Ben McIlwain (@CydeWeys) May 10, 2018 These early […]

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Google launches Safe.page to improve web security smarts

Survey shows people still need help. Google Registry, the Alphabet division responsible for new top level domain names such as .dev and .app, has launched a website at Safe.page that helps people learn about phishing and secure websites. The company released survey results today showing that people still need security help. The survey of over […]

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Google has already GDPR’d its Whois records

Google’s domain name registry is showing limited data for Whois records. We’re just weeks away from domain name registrars and registries beginning to obscure Whois records to comply with their interpretation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). One major ICANN-regulated registry has already changed the Whois records it displays on thick Whois […]

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