Posts tagged ‘ccTLD’

September 22, 2011

New Google domains

Google offers search on different regional domains, to give users the most locally relevant results.

These are two examples of regional domains

  • google.fr for France
  • google.dj for Djibouti

In March 2011, Google introduced two more domains, google.iq for Iraq and google.tn for Tunisia. This brings the count of local Google search domains, worldwide, to 184. According to the Official Google Arabia blog, 15 of these domains are now in Arab countries.

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Curious to view the internet from the view point of these domains? Or any other Google local domain?

The GoogleSystem Blog gives a step-by-step explanation for changing Google’s search domain from the default associated with your physical location.

February 11, 2011

Microsoft and Google Enter the Nigerian Digital Real Estate Market

Another African country has joined Libya in the digital real estate market. The country code top-level domain, abbreviated ccTLD, of Libya is the very popular .ly.

Introducing .ng

Nigeria’s official top-level domain is .ng. Domain thisday.ng was the first registered .ng domain in December 2010. Not surprisingly, both Microsoft and Google recently secured places in the Nigerian ccTLD namespace.

Microsoft bi.ng

Microsoft registered bi.ng on 4 February 2011, although it remains parked on Microsoft name servers. Possible uses are a Microsoft URL shortening service. 

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