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徐杰8410 [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, September 13, 2007
12 years ago5,519 views

google owns the shortest domain: www.g.cn

Martin [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

What do you say about g00gle.de (zwo zeros)? Exists for years now and Google did not answer any of my mails regarding that domain. So maybe it is legitimate, despite the suspicious whois info.

Marc-O [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

also redirecting to google are the missing 'w's : w.google.com, ww.google.com.

Veky [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Oh, come on... as if anybody types "google.com" in the address bar anymore. ;-)

Ricardo Sanchez [PersonRank 2]

12 years ago #

So Google sends a cease-and-desist letter to a guy explaining how to add your business to Google maps for using the Google logo (blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-0 ...) but doesn't to this for-profit domain squater that is oogle.com/ ...not nice.

Veky [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> doesn't to this for-profit domain squater that is oogle.com/ <

Why would they? It's not false advertising – that really _is_ a Google search box up there. Many people have them on their sites. On the SERP you have a link in the upper right corner, explaining what it is.

Besides, what would Google have to do? Imagine: if they sent americans.com a C&D, in a moment a "for-profit domain squatter" would become a "man who just wants to earn some money through Google's legitimate means, and whose only fault is that his domain has some resemblance to Google's. What does that arrogant Google think, that they own all words ending in '-oogle'?" ;-P

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Veky, people have less sympathy with domainsquatters than you might think... these are usually businesses, not private persons (and businesses out to confuse private persons, too). And if Google would indeed care about that than how come they actually C&D private persons who make perfectly fair use of the logo?
blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-0 ...

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