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Re: Sitefinder II, the sequel...
At 12:32 PM -0400 7/13/06, Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx wrote: >On Thu, 13 Jul 2006 11:48:55 EDT, "Patrick W. Gilmore" said: >> >> On Jul 13, 2006, at 11:35 AM, Larry Smith wrote: >> >> >> Is it? If you type "fobar" and the domain does not exist, is it rude >> >> to return foobar? Or is it helpful? >> > >> > Hmmm, while a "good" question - how about another example, >> > someone mistypes whitehouse.gov - do you return the "real" >> > whitehouse.gov or >> > the whitehouse.com site ??? >> >> Note: "and the domain does not exist". Whitehouse.gov absolutely >> exists. > >So... I enter "whitehorse.gov". Who wins, the guy at 1600 Pennsylvania, >or the guy who's got whitehorse.com parked at GoDaddy? Depends on what each has paid for the ad placement? An what happens when this gets it's first big competitor? If they have any success at all, there will surely be more of them. You as a business owner will have to stake out search prominence in each. Kind of back to having to get a name in every top level to protect yourself. >I can see this as being *loads* of fun in combination with browsers >that auto-complete URLs for you (I know of at least one that will keep >auto-completing a typo in preference to what you *wanted*. Blech. ;) > >"Where do you want to go today?" :) Indeed. >Attachment converted: Kayak:Untitled 79 ( / ) (0045831D) Cheers, -- Ken Eddings, Hostmaster, IS&T, eddingsk@xxxxxxxxx, eddingsk@xxxxxxx Work:+1 408 974-4286, Cell: +1 408 425-3639, Fax: +1 408 974-3103 Apple Computer, Inc., 1 Infinite Loop, M/S 60-MS Cupertino, CA 95014 The Prudent Mariner never relies solely on any single aid to navigation.