• Did Whois blow the lid off a leadership Labour coup, or is this just pig-fuckery?

      A British Member of Parliament has been forced to deny he was behind the registration of several domain names promoting him as a future leader of the Labour party. Clive Lewis, until recently a member of the shadow cabinet, told the Guardian yesterday that he did not register the batch of domains, which included, and their matching .org, .uk and .co.

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    • How .com became a restricted TLD

      Verisign has been given approval to start restricting who can and cannot register .com and .net domain names in various countries. Customers of Chinese registrars are the first to be affected by the change to the registry’s back-end system, which was made last year. ICANN last week gave Verisign a “free to deploy” notice for a new “Verification Code Extension” system that e ...

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein How To's- 12 readers -
  • 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 -
  • Atlas Partner Directory Launched

    … an integrated relationship with Atlas. Each solution can be filtered across five categories: search; creative; campaign lifecycle; measurement and attribution; and verification and privacy. For easy outreach, each partner’s listing includes a company description, contact information and more. With the Partner Directory, advertisers and agencies don’t have…

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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…

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  • The four steps to appiness

    … Webmaster Level: intermediate to advanced App deep links are the new kid on the block in organic search, and they’re picking up speed faster than you can say “ ViewAction”! For signed-in users, 15% of Google searches on Android now return deep links to apps through App Indexing. And over just the past quarter, we've seen the number…

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  • 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

    … on notice that they can’t ask for more Whois controls until they’ve provided such data and ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade said “It shall be done by London.” Noss implied that the majority of the 800,000 suspended names belong to innocent registrants, such as those who had simply changed email addresses since registering their names. “What was a lovely…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein EMail- 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

    … Webmaster Level: Intermediate The Google Webmaster Tools Index Status feature reports how many pages on your site are indexed by Google. In the past, we didn’t show index status data for HTTPS websites independently, but rather we’d included everything in the HTTP site’s report. In the last months, we’ve heard from you that you’d like to use…

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 4 readers -
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