• How .com became a restricted TLD

    … to the Chinese market. It should also be pointed out for avoidance of doubt that the Chinese restrictions do not apply to customers of non-Chinese registrars. However, it appears that Verisign now has a mechanism baked into its .com and .net registries that would make it much easier to implement .com restrictions that other governments might choose to put into their own legislation in future. Tweet Tagged: .com, .net, censorship, china, ICANN, rsep, verification, verisign …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein How To's- 15 readers -
  • Did Whois blow the lid off a leadership Labour coup, or is this just pig-fuckery?

    … local Norwich newspaper that he’s tasked his lawyers with finding out who registered the names. “I have instructed a solicitor to go away and look at this. They can try and make sure we find the identity, the IP address and the payment details,” he told the Eastern Daily Press. Tweet Tagged: .uk, clive lewis, labour, nominet, privacy, validation, verification, whois …

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  • Tie your sites together with property sets in Search Console

    … Mobile app, mobile website, desktop website -- how do you track their combined visibility in search? Until now, you've had to track all of these statistics separately. Search Console is introducing the concept of "property sets," which let you combine multiple properties (both apps and sites) into a single group to monitor the overall clicks…

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 13 readers -
  • Facebook Adds Nielsen, comScore, Integral Ad Science to Verification Program

    Nielsen, comScore and Integral Ad Science are now part of Facebook’s third-party verification partner program. The three companies will begin verifying ad viewability and attention metrics for photo and video ads on the social network “in the coming months,” joining Moat, which formed a video ads measurement partnership with Facebook last September.

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  • Atlas Partner Directory Launched

    Partner programs aren’t just for Facebook and Instagram–advertising platform Atlas has one, as well. On that note, Atlas Tuesday introduced the Atlas Partner Directory, an easy way for marketers, agencies and publishers to find the appropriate companies that fit their needs. Facebook global head of ad technology partnerships Nik Ajagu said in a blog post: We want to accele ...

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  • Big registrar dumps .uk — a glimpse of Christmas future?

    … German registrar Cronon, which retails domains under the Strato brand, has stopped carrying .uk domains due to what it says are onerous Whois validation rules. In a blog post, company spokesperson Christina Witt said that over one third of all .uk sales the registrar has been making are failing Nominet’s registry-end validation checks, which she…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 3 readers -
  • The four steps to appiness

    … of clicks on app deep links jump by 10x. We’ve gotten a lot of feedback from developers and seen a lot of implementations gone right and others that were good learning experiences since we opened up App Indexing back in June. We’d like to share with you four key steps to monitor app performance and drive user engagement: 1. Give your app developer…

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 12 readers -
  • ICANN holds its ground on weaseled GAC advice

    … While many members of the community are getting upset about the plan to make it harder for ICANN’s board to overrule GAC advice, today we got a reminder that the board is not the GAC’s lapdog. The New gTLD Program Committee is standing firm on the way it creatively reinterpreted Governmental Advisory Committee advice to make it less punishing…

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  • A million domains taken down by email checks

    Over 800,000 domain names have been suspended since the beginning of the year as a result of Whois email verification rules in the new ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement. That’s according to the Registrars Stakeholder Group, which collected suspension data from registrars representing about 75% of all registered gTLD domain names.

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • How To Verify Your YouTube Channel [Creators Tip #143]

    There's two different types of verification on YouTube: one to verify your YouTube account so YouTube knows you're not a spammer; and one to verify your channel's name as the official representation of your brand, name, company, or product. Today we discuss the difference between the two and how to verify both your YouTube account and how to get Google's little verified checkmar ...

    Carla Marshall/ ReelSEOin Social- 18 readers -
  • More Precise Index Status Data for Your Site Variations

    … protocol and hostname. We hope that you’ll find this update useful, and that it’ll help you monitor, identify and fix indexing problems with your website. You can find additional details in our Index Status Help Center article. As usual, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask in our webmaster Help Forum. Posted by Zineb Ait Bahajji, WTA, thanks to the Webmaster Tools team. …

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 4 readers -
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