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Do you know what the original name of Gmail.com was?

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Gmail is synonymous with emails. You may have switched on to another browser considering the privacy issues Google’s Search Engine has been currently facing. But whether you use the Search Engine or not Gmail must be there in your device. But did you know the household mailing platform wasn’t originally named Gmail.com? Initially the whole service was started by Google Employees as a...

Google launches a new TLD

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Google has just launched a new TLD. Yes, the extension .day is now available. The extension aims to bring different organisations, businesses and individuals together to a platform where they can present their cause, promote their brand and bring attention to their mission. Many of the domain names have already been taken. Domain Names related to certain certain Causes are taken by different...

How did the apps perform in 2021

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2021 has come to an end. A new year awaits, full of exciting news and possibilities. However, it is also the time to look at how different things performed in the year. Today, we are discussing the app sector. A report by App Annie, has stated a huge jump in people spending on apps worldwide. The 2021 figure stood at $135 billion. This is a whopping 20% increase as compared to the figures of...

After the most popular domain name, TikTok also besieges the app space

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In a recent post we talked about how TikTok dethroned Google as the most popular domain name in 2021. Now, after conquering the domain name space TikTok has also acquired the top spot amid the apps in 2021. A blog by apptopia discusses the Most Downloaded Apps in 2021. TikTok is ranked 1, with Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram at successive places. The blog also discusses the most...

The Top 10 most popular domain names of 2021

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So, the year has come to an end. Another year of pandemic. Yes, it’s been almost 2 years of Coronavirus now! The world has changed a lot in this year, but what’s the status of most popular Domain Names?  Cloudflare has published the list of the most popular Domain Names in 2021. And the list has been a bit of a shocker, for all the non-millennials at least. Google.com has lost...

Google gives TapTap a premium domain without any charges

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Business is a fierce venture. People, in the strive for victory in a competition, venture into unfair territories. Seldom do we find instances of kind and dignified gestures. However Google has entered into one of those surprising rare actions.  TapTap is a game sharing platform from where you can download various kinds of interesting games. The Shanghai based company has been gaining a lot...

Google Fails To Renew BLogspot Domain, Breaks Millions Of Websites

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Google just made a big howler. Their most recent blunder has downed millions of websites hosted on its blogging and publishing platform, Blogger which it acquired in 2003. The reason is not a server outrage, but the lapse in responsibility by a certain someone. It has lost ownership of blogspot.in, its India-specific domain for Blogger. The domain expired and the concerned person didn’t renew it...

Meet The .New Addition To Google’s Portfolio

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Google Meet has joined the troupe of its .new domains. You can now simply begin a new meeting by typing meet.new in the address bar. This will open a fully functional Google Meet session in your web browser from where users can send invite links as well as host the meeting. You can also add numbers at the end of the domain to differentiate between multiple accounts and bookmark them whenever you...

Domains Come Into Focus As Chrome Clips URLs

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Google is back at it again – experimenting with what shows up in users’ omnibox and address bar when they use Chrome. Google has tried on and off since years, to hide those parts of URLs it deems “irrelevant”, or just not show them at all, displaying the keywords the user typed, instead. This time it has hidden the http:, https: and www. prefixes whilst showing just the domain name. For example...

Surge In Look-alike Domains Forces Zoom To Seek Google’s Help

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Zoom, the popular video conferencing app might be negotiating with Google Cloud to make its calls safer. The COVID-19 restrictions had skyrocketed the use of Zoom with institutions and companies forced to operate remotely. With its increased usage, in no time were experts able to expose and call out Zoom on its erroneous and risky policies, including several loopholes in users’ security and...

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