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Google buys the shortest domain of China

Discussion in 'Google' started by Domino, Nov 3, 2007.

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    Google is trying to make inroads into the China search engine market.
    To make the users reach its site quickly, it has obtained the shortest possible domain name in China,
    http://g.cn, and previously users were able to reach it as google.cn.
    Google announced today that it purchased the domain name g.cn in China to make it the shortest possible domain name.
    It said this domain will make the users easy to find.
    Whether this domain name will be able to surpass the Baidu Search engine, we have to wait and see.

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/245069/Google_gets_the_shortest_domain_name_ever
     
    Domino, Nov 3, 2007 IP
  2. ssandecki

    ssandecki Peon

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    Well, its only a PR3 website at the moment, but something tells me that will change shortly. I wonder if in the near future the China search market will meet or exceed the US search market?
     
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  3. ForgottenCreature

    ForgottenCreature Notable Member

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    China has way more people, so I wouldn't doubt it.
     
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  4. ssandecki

    ssandecki Peon

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    Yep, but it will take much time, nothing to expect to see anytime soon.
     
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  5. Domino

    Domino Peon

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    #5
    China is the other half of the world G needs to conquer...
     
    Domino, Nov 3, 2007 IP
  6. ssandecki

    ssandecki Peon

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    #6
    In due time :)
     
    ssandecki, Nov 3, 2007 IP
  7. oseymour

    oseymour Well-Known Member

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    #7
    If we have learned anything over the past 3 weeks its that PR doesn't matter, and they already redirected it
     
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  8. ssandecki

    ssandecki Peon

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    #8
    Considering that was more of a joke to anyone who would understand, yes your right.
     
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  9. ColorWP.com

    ColorWP.com Notable Member

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    #9
    Smart move by G. Chinese people will easily remember and use G.cn insted of the loong baidu.com, unless it's not redirected to it yet. :)
     
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  10. cool_78

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    G.com is very easy to remember, but maybe baidu means something in Chinese that they can also easily remember.
     
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  11. wuweichao

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    #11
    Yes, you are right, I come from China
     
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  12. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    Waiting for baidu to buy b.cn :) Baidu is actually more powerful in China than Google.
     
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  13. Karen May Jones

    Karen May Jones Prominent Member

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    #13

    Awesome, what does it mean?


    Shouldnt that be G.cn instead of g.cn? :p
     
    Karen May Jones, Nov 3, 2007 IP
  14. ForgottenCreature

    ForgottenCreature Notable Member

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    Does China block google for search?
     
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  15. Pierce

    Pierce Peon

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    #15
    uh... doesnt china not redirect google properties to baidu?

    So wasnt this a waste of money for google?

    Pierce
     
    Pierce, Nov 3, 2007 IP
  16. Vadym

    Vadym Peon

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    Ouch. Chinese traffic. No clicks for them ;)

    I dont think it's that wise of an investment. I mean sure, saves about a second of typing, but keeping the whole idea of google.tld is what makes google special in my mind.
     
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  17. Adulu

    Adulu Peon

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    #17
    g.cn pretty cool.[​IMG]
     
    Adulu, Nov 3, 2007 IP
  18. abdussamad

    abdussamad Active Member

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    Of course there are clicks. Google delivers ads based on your geographical location and ads on google.cn are in chinese and from chinese businesses.
     
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  19. Vadym

    Vadym Peon

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    I know, it was a joke, due to the popularity of chinese traffic and their click validity =)
     
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  20. dman_2007

    dman_2007 Peon

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    #20
    any idea how much they paid for it?
     
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