List of New Domain Extensions April 2014

There are lots of lists of new TLD’s and gTLD’s (aka domain extensions) out there but they all seem to be missing a few.

Here is our compiled list of new domain names from several sources including ICANN, Wikipedia, ENOM and a few more. By no means is this list 100% accurate and a number of these are not approved yet.

List of new domain extensions:



Was browsing through a few Google products the other day and ran across a few interesting ones.

Google product logos pretty much fall into one of these categories:

  • the Google logo with the name of the product underneath (most of them)
  • some variation of the Google logo (Google Play)
  • a completely different logo (YouTube, Picassa)

But then there are other Google products that just haven’t bothered to update their logo, a few of them using a very weird version!

There were a few more that I didn’t add because they are just duplicates.

Just one question: If Google is all under one umbrella, can’t the products use some kind of centralized logo on a server? Why can’t they just use google.com/logo.png or something like that?

Surely there is someone in charge of branding that cares about this.


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on SEO Outings

SEO outings have been happening more and more frequently in 2013 and 2014.

These SEO outings can happen for a number of reasons:

  • activism - Lots of SEO’s care about the industry and don’t like the fact that large scale corporations are violating the same rules others are being punished for
  • evil SEO outings - competitors trying to get their competition penalized
  • link bait - lots of people just want to get the attention themselves
  • backfired posts - some posts like the famous Rap Genius post was originally written as a “growth hack” but turned into a massive frenzy in the press.

Whatever the case may be, SEO outings are happening at an ever increasing rate.

Here are a few of the latest SEO outings on the web lately:

As an SEO, I run across shady link-building activities almost on an hourly basis. Normally I shrug it off, but when I saw this on Yelp’s terms of service I really felt as if an injustice has been done and it should be talked about. Sure, I knew it could potentially attract some attention for our own blog but I truly felt morally obligated to share what they were doing.

Overall I am kind of torn on the whole thing. I think it is a good thing that we continue to have open discussions about tactics that major corporations are using that might be designed to game the system. At the same time I think posts designed specifically to hurt another company is bad karma and should be avoided.


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