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Omnibox Site Search for Chrome googles your current website

You still can't sync custom search engines in Google Chrome, and that makes tasks like site-specific searches a pain. There are loads of extensions available which can handle the chore, of course, and one worth checking out is Omnibox Site Search. Once installed, you simply type the letter s and press space to invoke a Google-powered site search for the domain you're currently visiting....

Google Apps customers can now purchase additional storage on the cheap

A while back, Google started offering inexpensive storage upgrades for Google Docs storage. Now, users with a domain set up on Google Apps can purchase additional storage, too. The change means you can boost your disk space to 20GB for a paltry $5 per year, or a whopping 1TB for $256 per year (which works out to about $22 per month). That's a very reasonable price for additional cloud storage,...

.xxx TLD delayed once more

ICANN has, once again, delayed the decision to create a .xxx top-level domain for porn. The proposal for this TLD came up in 2000 for the first time, and since then, it has been rejected and bogged down in red tape three times. As of right now, it hasn't been rejected outright, but it has been delayed for around 70 days. To be honest, I don't get it. Having a .xxx TLD would make life easier...

LocationbarĀ² adds breadcrumbs, domain emphasis to your Firefox address bar

Firefox's Awesome Bar is definitely a more powerful tool than it used to be. It's still got room for improvement and tweaking, though - and fortunately there are plenty of nifty add-ons available to do just that. One worth checking out is Locationbar². You can see one of the add-on's features in my screenshot. Hold down your control, shift, or alt key and directories in the URL become...

Desktop Central packages 11 handy tools for sysadmins

Manage Engine develop a number of excellent products for network administrators. Even better, some of their tools - like Desktop Central - are completely free. Desktop Central is a handy application that packages several useful utilities for sysadmins, including remote task management, software inventory, remote command prompt, wake on lan, and remote shutdown/restart. Reporting tools...

Want to Know Everything About a Website? Try Quarkbase.

New web apps often make a lot of claims that just don't hold up under testing. When I decided to put Quarkbase.com through the paces, I fully expected to be underwhelmed. After all, their motto is "Everything About A Website." Holy information overload Batman, this one really surprised me. Pick a domain and hit search, then give Quarkbase a chance to dig up its research. They say to wait about...

Private Label Custom Domains - seriously, what the hell?

I've seen my share of bad web products. Some are bad because they are poorly implemented, others are bad because they are ill-conceived. The new Private Label Custom Domains product from FeedBlitz definitely falls into the latter category. To be honest, I'm not even sure where to start here. From what I can gather, FeedBlitz wants me to pay them for the privilege of syndicating my content onto...

TinyURL adds custom domain feature

TinyURL is the grandaddy of URL shortening services. Want to take a long URL and squeeze it into an easy to email, tweet, or otherwise share package? Just plop it into TinyURL and the service will spit out a short string of characters you can share with others. But historically those characters have been pretty much meaningless, making TinyURL addresses difficult to remember. TinyURL recently...

Stuck For a Domain Name? Dot-o-mator to the Rescue!

You've got enough to worry about with your new Web 2.0 startup without having to come up with a clever name - never mind a matching domain name that's actually available. Well, why not take advantage of Dot-o-mator, a crafty little web app that reaches deep into its dictionary and outputs a list of possible domains that would make Dr. Seuss proud. Of course, coming up with a combination is...

ICANN loosens domain name rules, .SQUAD coming soon?

As expected, the international body that oversees internet domain names has voted to change the way top-level domains work. Right now there are only about 200 top level domains, with some of the most widespread being .com, .net, .org, and .edu. But under the rules adopted by ICANN today, companies or individuals will be able to register top line domains using pretty much any string of characters....

Yahoo! Mail adds @ymail and @rocketmail

There are plenty of ways to get a custom email address. You can sign up for service with Mail.com and choose from a number of custom domains. Or you can register a domain and use Google Apps to link it with an email account for free. But if you're a Yahoo! Mail fan, you might find that getting the domain name you want isn't the hard part. It's getting the prefix. About 266 million people use...

Discover clev.er domain nam.es with DomainFinder

Jealous of folks who have managed to snag international domain names consisting of nothing but their names? Engadget founder Peter Rojas has roj.as. And WordPress founder Matt Mullenwag has ma.tt. But unless you have an encyclopedic knowledge of domain naming conventions, you might have a hard time coming up with a domain name for your name. DomainFinder can help. Just enter your name or any...

Two quick ways to find out if a domain is available

As you know, anything you can do on the web you can do on web 2.0. In the case of checking to see if a domain is available, we've recently come across two new services, Ajax Lookup and Instant Domain Search. Both services will check to see if a domain is taken as you type. At a first glance Ajax Windows would appear to have the edge. It has a prettier interface, and lets you search for 9...

Google Apps Calendar Maintenance

Calling all Google Apps users, your schedule might not be spot-on this Thursday. Users of Google Apps can expect some downtime during routine maintenance of the Google Calendar Thursday April 26th, from 8AM to 9PM. As is expected with any sort of maintenance, downtimes may and will occur and in this case Google Calendar might not be accessible for some time. Scheduled maintenance during daylight...

Domain name prices are about to get a little higher

Still holding out on that perfect domain name because you can't choose between a few different ones? Try not to hold back any longer, VeriSign, the company that controls the domain name registry for .com, .net, among others, is set to raise prices. Verisign will initiate a 7% yearly price hike effective October 15, 2007, raising prices from a wholesale cost of $6/ year to $6.42/ year. This amount...