Sunday, October 26, 2008

Buy Your Own Domain Suffix

How does .seo sound? Better than .com?

Now you can get your own domain suffix. Seems like domain options to .com just never really took off. I forget what the first one was, maybe .ws or .us, but everyone still seems to want a dot com. The most recent offering was .asia, and I thought I had scored a good one when I went to register Turns out that even though I could register it, the domain registry organization behind .asia had that one on hold.

I'm sure some companies and industries would love to have their company name as a domain suffix.


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Google Chrome Paranoia

Richard Macmanus of ReadWriteWeb shares my concerns of Google Chrome and possible alterior motives, with a post on theories of it being an access collector to get into password protected members-only areas of the web.

A post by Matt Cutts to alleviate concerns by describing when Google Chrome talks to Google doesn't put my mind at ease so much as it comes from inside the Google camp.

And even though Google has denied using your data entered, you can take a step of precaution with UnChrome, which allows you to surf anonomously. But I would be much more paranoid if I installed it from somewhere like a download site.

But stories like this keep my paranois healthy.

I think it's time to get my tin foil hat chromed.