NEW YORK – According to industry news website, DomainNameWire.com, Google’s launch of “.dev” domain names is off to a prosperous start with the zone file representing over 64,000 registrations just one day after it entered general availability. That’s amazing even for a bearish believer of nGTLDs. I guess it is only a matter of time until more and more people begin accepting the fact that all of the good .com domain names are long gone, and there are these new sort of odd … [Read more...]
A Look at the Top Performing “Alternative” Top Level Domain; What’s Up with .XYZ?
NEW YORK, NY - It’s now been near two years from when Google’s new parent company Alphabet Inc. decided to launch their new corporate website on the .xyz domain, naming it abc.xyz. It’s also been near two years from when .xyz founder Daniel Negari forecasted that Google’s surprising move would effectively end .Com dominance worldwide. Not much has happened. Aside from the 5.2 million .xyz domain names registered, according to NameStat, it has done nothing but decline since … [Read more...]
Flashback: Early Talks of Google Dominance Reflected in Malaysian Newspaper – 2002
NEW YORK, NY - If you were running your business online 14 years ago you may remember a time where Google search engine results, although unpredictable to some, were much different than what we have today. Here is an article which I found via Google's Newspaper Archive which shows just how long ago it was when the search engine company began its effort at shaking things up. It's around the same time they began their "Google advertising programmes" as referenced in the … [Read more...]