Google now owns the alphabet… dot com

Mr. Conductor of Dinosaur Train

Recently, Google reorganized itself, creating a new parent company for its various operations. The parent company’s name is the odd choice of “Alphabet.” It’s been noted by myself and others that Alphabet was forced to buy a few less-than-obvious URLs such as abc.xyz, since the better alphabet-themed URLs are largely taken. Now comes news Alphabet’s decided to … Read more

This domain .sucks

Vacuum

ICANN, the organization that oversees basic Internet infrastructure, has been working to expand the number of top-level domains (TLDs) available. While traditional TLDs such as .com, .net, and .org serve many online users well, they do have a few shortcomings. They don’t serve non-English-speakers who might want a completely non-English URL. Newer domains also increase the chances … Read more