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Google launches two new domains for Iraq and Tunisia

Google have launched two new localized domains for Iraq and Tunisia, bringing Google's search domains to a whopping 184 worldwide. The two new domains google.iq and google.tn allow for faster, better, and easier local search in both Iraq and Tunisia, as well as interface languages to suit. Both domains are available in English, but google.iq is also available in Arabic and Kurdish, where as...

XXX top-level domain finally approved, 300,000 domains already reserved

After 7 years of rigorous back-and-forth mass debating over the creation of the .XXX top-level domain (TLD), ICANN has approved its introduction. You can reserve domains through its sponsor, ICM Registry, and .XXX domains will cost at least $60 to register once they become available in the next couple of months. Don't get too excited about securing a money shot domain, though: at the time of...

Domize offers fast, powerful, find-as-you-type domain name search

Coming up with a good domain name these days is akin to finding a parking spot in New-York. Accordingly, tools for finding free domain names abound, and most of them offer some sort of a "brainstorming interface". The idea is to help you come up with a domain name nobody (including yourself) considered before. Domize is one of the nicer attempts at this sort of thing. At its simplest form, it's a...

Brute Force Naming helps you pick a catchy domain name

Finding a nice, catchy .com domain name is not exactly an easy task these days. It can often seem like all of the good ones are taken, and you're left with something like www.my-awesome-new-project.com. Brute Force Naming attempts to alleviate this problem by systematically filtering through a ton of options in order to see if any of them are free. You provide it with a bunch of possible...

Google begins rolling out multiple account sign-in

For ages, Google power users have been lusting after a multiple account sign-in option. Many of us have at least two accounts with Big G, after all, and while it's easy enough to fudge your way through logging in to them all (say, via your browser's normal and private browsing mode side-by-side), it would be oh so nice if you didn't have to. If you've been waiting for a simpler, official...

GoDaddy stops selling domains to Chinese nationals

This bit of news is really over the top: It turns out that China required GoDaddy to obtain photo headshot identification of all Chinese nationals who tried to register domains with them. They were then to transfer this identification to a Chinese authority called the Network Information Center (CNNIC) so that they could "review" it. Not only that, but they were supposed to do it retroactively,...

Pick a clever domain name with Domainr

In the past, you might have used one site to come up with a slick web address that uses a fancy top-level domain, and then another one to see whether your new creation is available. Domainr condenses the whole process into one step. Put in a word, and it will return possible domain names and tell you whether they're available. Basically, it handles everything but the registration. Domainr also...

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...

How much is your website worth? Find out with dnScoop

dnScoop is an online tool that bunches many popular domain lookup tools into one. It's a location where users can check out the traffic of a particular domain, see the domains history, popularity, PageRank, count inbound links, and perhaps the coolest feature, get a site's dollar value report. Start off by entering your chosen URL, and then choose a category from the 10 supplied. dnScoop will...

Get a free domain name care of Microsoft

Microsoft has an incredible offer on the table right now. Free domain names! Can it really be all that? Microsoft is offering free domains through its Office Live program for businesses. The free package consists of: Free domain name and web hosting Web site design tools 500MB of web storage 25 email accounts Web site reports Search engine advertising tool So what about the domain...

WordPress.com does domains

WordPress.com has finally unveiled a feature that a lot of people have been waiting for for a long time: domain registration and mapping. Until now, your WordPress.com blog could only have an address like example.wordpress.com, but today you can set up your own domain name like example.com and have your WordPress.com blog show up there, which previously was only possible using lame tricks like...

AOL to offer free personal email domains

AOL not only plans to offer 5GB free online storage space to web users in September, but also free personalized email domains (one per user). According to the press release on Time Warner's home page, AOL will be giving out free email domains, where you can setup up to 100 aliases to use with your domain. The service will be called the "AOL My eAddress" service, and users will be able to use .com...

The 510 domain names of Google

If you asked me to name all the Google domain names I know off the top of my head, I could probably give you 10 or so. According to this site, however, the real number of domain names owned by Google is at least 510. Google apparently owns at least one domain name starting with every letter of the alphabet, plus a few that start with numbers. Many of them are pretty obvious, but there are some...

Instant Domain Search

Ah, Ajax. How fond I am of thee. Instant Domain Search is what it sounds like: As you type in the entry field, it shows you in real time whether the .com, .net, and .org domain names are available. If the domain is available it presents you with a number of registrar options (I wish it showed prices next to each), and if it's not available it gives you options for back-ordering, Alexa query, and...

Google cashing in on typosquatters cashing in on AdSense

The Washington Post is running an interesting article about typosquatting, i.e. running a web site with an address similar to a legitimate site (e.g. "bistbuy.com") solely for the purpose of filling it with ads, and how not only the squatters, but also Google, are making a killing on it. Unsurprisingly, many of the ads on typo domains are served by Google's AdSense, and Google is...