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Google, Go Daddy and eNom Introducing a Simple, Automated Domain Verification Solution

To use certain Google services with your website or domain, you currently have to verify that you own the site or domain, since these services can share sensitive data (like search queries) or operate Internet-facing services (like hosted email) on your behalf. One of the supported verification methods until today was “domain verification,” that requires …

Super Bowl XLVI: Madonna Top Google Search; 30 Million Super Bowl Ads Watched on YouTube

2012 Super Bowl: Madonna, Halftime show, Patriots, Tom Brady, Giants Top Google searches2012 Super Bowl: Madonna, Halftime show, Patriots, Tom Brady, Giants Top Google searchesThe Big Game Super Bowl 2012 is finally over, Google search shared that the material girl Madonna took the honor of being the most-searched for term during the game. In a February 6 blog post, Google notes, that around 41% of searches related to [Super Bowl ads] that were made during the game …

Gmail, Facebook, PayPal and Other Leading Email Senders and Providers Combat Email Phishing through DMARC.org

Emial Phising and SpoofingEmial Phising and SpoofingEmail phishing is costing regular people and companies millions of dollars each year, if not more — one of the most popular methods that scammers employ is something called “domain spoofing.” With this technique, someone sends a message that seems legitimate when you look at the “From” line even though it’s actually a …

Go Daddy Tool Simplifies Setting Up DNS to a Custom Domain for Blogger.com

Go Daddy has created a handy tool that simplifies the process of adding a custom domain to your blogger.com based blog(s).

Until, now setting one up, was an frustrating experience, especially for those who aren’t quite sure of the difference between an A-NAME and C-NAME record or where to find them. The new …

Go Daddy Sold for $2.25 Billion to a Group of Private Equity Firms

Go Daddy, the world’s largest registrar of domain names, has been sold to a group of private equity firms for $2.25 billion. The three firms are identified as KKR & Co., Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). The firms will assume the company’s debt as part of the deal.

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GoDaddy’s Bob Parsons ‘African Elephant Shooting’ Video Earned Customer Ire

A video showing GoDaddy’s CEO Bob Parsons shooting an African Elephant is causing controversy for the company as outraged customers began pulling their domains from the company’s hosting service.

The video embedded below, titled “Hunting Problem Elephant – My 2011 Vacation” shows “one typical night and day” in Labola, Zimbabwe which culminates in …

Eric Schmidt, Google CEO: Mobile Growing Faster Than Predicted, Said at IAB 2011

In a keynote at the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s annual leadership meeting in Palm Springs, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said mobile is taking off faster than predicted.

“It’s happening, and it’s happening faster,” he said. “We look at the charts internally, and it’s happening faster than all of our predictions.” “This is the future …

Go Daddy Enables ‘mod_pagespeed’ Boost Users’ Web Performance

In Nov last year, Google made available “mod_pagespeed,” an open-source module for Apache webservers to automatically accelerate the sites they serve. Go Daddy, today announced the feature for their Linux Web hosting customers is now available and is in use by Go Daddy customers.

A customer of GoDaddy detected …

Drag and Drop Custom Search Engine (CSE), and Integrated Google Webmaster Tools Into Go Daddy Websites Via “WebSite Tonight”

Go Daddy, has made it easy for website owners to drag and drop Google Custom Search into their websites through its “WebSite Tonight” product, a do-it-yourself service that lets users create, design, update and publish websites without requiring any knowledge of HTML. The product offers 1,500+ design templates and enables you to very easily add …

White House to Continue Combat Online Copyright Crackdown, Victoria Espinel said

Victoria EspinelVictoria EspinelAt Brookings Institution conference on Internet policy, White House intellectual property czar Victoria Espinel on Monday said that the Internet community should “expect more” pre-emptive action as the administration combats online copyright infringement — especially the illegal copying and sale of pharmaceutical drugs.

“We’re going after the piraters and counterfeiters,” Espinel …

Homeland Security and ICANN Seized Torrent Search Engine Domain

Domains are being seized by the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security under the auspices of ICE. Homeland Security with help from ICANN has seized the domain of a torrent search site and posted a notice stating: “This domain name has been seized by ICE Homeland Security Investigations, pursuant to a seizure …

Forrester Analysis the “Total Economic Impact” of Google Apps

Over last few years, saving money on an email solution has been the driver for companies switching to Google Apps. But customers aren’t just using Apps for email. They’re also adopting innovative teamwork tools like web-based documents, spreadsheets, presentations and project sites. To quantify the complete value of Apps including collaboration and productivity benefits, Google …

GoDaddy stop registering domain names in China – Microsoft criticized for stance in China

In any event, Google co-founder Sergey Brin isn’t the only one criticizing Microsoft over its position. During a Congressional hearing, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, said Microsoft needs “to get with the program and join with the side of human rights rather than enabling tyranny, which’s what they’re doing now,” according to a

GeoDomainMap helps to find geo-domain names using GoDaddy and Bing Maps

GoDaddy’s GeoDomainMap tool provides a map-based interface for exploring available domain names with location information included in the name. It takes your location input and finds nearby neighborhoods. Then, it takes your keywords and appends your keywords, sans white space, and creates a domain name. It then checks GoDaddy database of available domain names …

Installing GoDaddy Standard SSL Certificate on SBS 2008

Sean Daniel has posted an excellent article on how to install GoDaddy certs on SBS 2008. Many providers offer inexpensive SSL certificates for domain-only validation.  GoDaddy seems to be a popular choice given just how inexpensive the certificates are.  GoDaddy’s inexpensive cert is called Standard SSL certificate. …