Google Acquires G.CO to Launch Official Shortcut for Google Products and Services

July 19, 2011 by · Comments Off on Google Acquires G.CO to Launch Official Shortcut for Google Products and Services 

Hosting ServicesMountain View, CA – .CO Internet S.A.S. announced that Google has acquired the domain name G.CO and will use the URL to more easily connect, communicate and engage with customers by launching an official shortcut for Google’s products and services. The Registry also announced that well-known Silicon Valley Seed Fund and Incubator, 500 Startups, will be rebranding its web address from to 500.CO.

Just days ahead of the one year anniversary of the public launch of the .CO domain, on July 20th, 2011, momentum continues to be strong as world-leading companies and entrepreneurs increasingly embrace the .CO platform. Since it launched, the .CO domain has attracted more than one million registrations by individuals, organizations and businesses in more than 200 countries worldwide, including major brands like Twitter, Amazon and Overstock – and hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs around the globe.
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SoftLayer Sponsors StopBadware to Help Combat Malware

June 2, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Sponsors StopBadware to Help Combat Malware 

Webmaster ToolboxDALLASSoftLayer® Technologies, the innovative Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting provider, today announced its sponsorship of the non-profit anti-malware organization StopBadware. Founded in 2006, StopBadware provides tools and resources that help website owners, Web hosting providers, end users, and URL blacklist operators fulfill their respective roles in defending the Web against badware. The organization’s services include:

  • Badware Website Clearinghouse
  • Independent review process
  • Tips for users and website owners
  • Community forum
  • Guidelines and definitions
  • Web hosting best practices
  • Aggregated data & badware trends
  • Reports and insights

“SoftLayer recently demonstrated their commitment to combating badware by supporting our best practices for Web hosting providers,” said Maxim Weinstein, Executive Director of StopBadware. “We’re excited they have elected to extend their support by becoming a StopBadware sponsor.”

“We are proud to sponsor StopBadware,” said Sean Charnock, Senior Vice President of Business Development for SoftLayer. “More than 22 million websites are hosted on SoftLayer’s infrastructure, making us one of the largest providers in the world. With such a reach, we believe it is our duty to strengthen efforts to protect the Internet for everyone.”

SoftLayer joins industry leaders Google, Mozilla, PayPal, and Verizon in supporting StopBadware, which last year spun off from Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Earlier this month, the organization released best practices that guide hosting providers in responding to malware reports. This report is available in full at Read more

Open Networking Foundation Formed to Speed Network Innovation

March 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on Open Networking Foundation Formed to Speed Network Innovation 

Web Hosting BlogOREGON — Six companies that own and operate some of the largest networks in the world — Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo! — announced today the formation of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a new approach to networking called Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Joining these six founding companies in creating ONF are 17 member companies, including major equipment vendors, networking and virtualization software suppliers, and chip technology providers.

In the past two decades, enormous innovation has taken place on top of the Internet architecture. Email, e-commerce, search, social networks, cloud computing, and the web as we know it are all good examples. While networking technologies have also evolved in this time, the ONF believes that more rapid innovation is needed. SDN fulfills this need by enabling innovation in all kinds of networks — including data centers, wide area telecommunication networks, wireless networks, enterprises and in homes — through relatively simple software changes. SDN thus gives owners and operators of networks better control over their networks, allowing them to optimize network behavior to best serve their and their customers’ needs. For instance, in data centers SDN can be used to reduce energy usage by allowing some routers to be powered down during off-peak periods. Read more

Google Web Toolkit Announces New Features

December 10, 2009 by · Comments Off on Google Web Toolkit Announces New Features 

Web Hosting ServicesMOUNTAIN VIEW – Yesterday Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced the newest version of Google Web Toolkit, an open source development toolkit used by thousands of developers around the world for building and optimizing complex browser-based applications.

The drastic improvements in browser speed and capabilities over the past year enable ever larger and richer web applications, but also require better development tools to take full advantage of them. Google Web Toolkit 2.0 is built for these new demands.

New features include:

* Performance Profiling with Speed Tracer: Speed Tracer is a new tool built using modern HTML5 technologies that allows developers to diagnose performance problems in the browser, providing insight that hasn’t been available before about low-level operations deep within the browser.
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Google Commerce Search Now Available to Power Retail Websites

November 5, 2009 by · Comments Off on Google Commerce Search Now Available to Power Retail Websites 

Webmaster News MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) today announced a new hosted enterprise search product, Google Commerce Search™, to power online retail stores and e-commerce websites with the speed and accuracy customers expect from Google™. While e-commerce has advanced significantly in the past 15 years, search technology has been a barrier to online retail growth.

The average online retailer conversion rate is just three percent1 but could potentially be five to ten times higher.2 Commerce Search will help retail website stores reach their full potential as commercial hubs by improving the shopping experience for customers and the associated conversion rates for retailers. Read more

New Online Marketing Platform – Declares Independence for Businesses

June 18, 2009 by · Comments Off on New Online Marketing Platform – Declares Independence for Businesses 

AITWebsite ToolsFayetteville NC – In the current economy, many businesses are bringing their marketing and PR efforts in-house and targeting their consumers directly in an effort to cut costs and improve ROI. According to the Center for Media Research this move to be independent is being shaped by “four trends impacting consumer-centric marketing: consumer adoption of new, low cost distribution formats such as social networks and opt-in email, a shift in advertiser spending to highly targeted online venues, the migration to cost-cutting virtualized platforms and the emergence of new capabilities due to game-changing moves by both new entrants and existing players”.

What does that mean for businesses that rely heavily on interactive media to “get the word out” including small businesses, publishers such as newspapers, e-magazines and domain monetization entrepreneurs? According to, a 14 year old web host and domain registrar, migrating traditional media services online is simple using the company’s cloud computing technology that is both robust, and affordable. “We provide multiple domain name registration, dedicated and virtual servers, search engine placement, email marketing, security with a customized firewall and actual sales leads in a one-stop-shop,” said Sean McCoy, VP of Sales and Marketing.

AIT’s Enterprise Class hosting plans boast over 2gbs of RAM, 250gbs of disk space, unlimited data transfer, Ready4Design2007 web design software, MCART e-commerce platform, and guaranteed web traffic that is relevant to any business. These features and many others are supported by dedicated resources using IBM hardware and VMware starting for less than $50 a month during the months of June and July of 2009, visit for more information about this alternative to the Enterprise Hosting Plan.

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FatCow Works with Google to Integrate Google Services for Websites into Hosting Control Panel

June 12, 2009 by · Comments Off on FatCow Works with Google to Integrate Google Services for Websites into Hosting Control Panel 

WebHost ToolsBURLINGTON, Mass. – FatCow, a leader in Web hosting services for individuals and small businesses, worked with Google to become the first Web hosting company to implement the Google Services for Websites console that customers access directly from the hosting control panel. The goal of Google Services for Websites is to enable customers to maximize the potential of their Web site and provide easy access to expanded services such as Webmaster Tools™, AdSense™ and Custom Search™.

Google Services for Websites allows Web site owners to easily install, activate and access their Google Web tools through a central location on the hosting control panel. Product Managers from Google and FatCow worked closely together to develop Google Services for Websites and provide hosting customers with a superior user experience. Read more

Fatcow Offers Customers Google Search Technologies

February 12, 2009 by · Comments Off on Fatcow Offers Customers Google Search Technologies 

Webmaster NewsBURLINGTON, Mass. – FatCow, a leader in Web hosting services will now provide customers the ability to easily incorporate Google Custom Search technologies into their Web site, directly from their hosting control panel. In addition to this free service, customers also have the option to upgrade to Google Site Search™ for enhanced controls over branding, presentation and indexing with On-Demand Indexing.

High quality site search has been shown to improve user experience, increase user engagement and frequently leads to higher conversions on Web sites. Incorporating Google Custom Search into FatCow’s hosting platform allows customers to manage all their Web site services through a single interface, simplifying the process of building and optimizing a Web site, and saving Webmasters time, so they can focus on user needs rather than Web site maintenance. Read more