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Google Job: Product Management Lead, gTLD Registry

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Google posted a job listing that might be of interest to someone with domain name industry experience. The company is looking to hire a Product Management Lead for its gTLD Registry team. The job appears to be based in New York City, San Francisco, or possibly remotely.

Google operates nearly a dozen new gTLD extensions. Two of its most popular and widely used extensions include .App and .Dev. The company also operates .Day, .New, .Page, and a few others. It is possible that Google would be interested in applying for additional extensions once ICANN opens its next round of new gTLD applications or the company could acquire currently operating extensions.

The job description doesn’t give a ton of information about the role, but the responsibility section offers more details about what the person will be responsible for doing. Here’s an excerpt with general details about the job:

Google Developers Explain .Day Domain Names

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Until reading an article in Cnet yesterday, I had no idea that .Day was a domain name extension. Apparently, it is an extension being operated by Google, and the idea is that people or groups will buy .Day domain names to promote meaningful days. The WWF, for instance, could buy Wildlife.Day to celebrate Wildlife Day.

Here’s a short video posted to the Google Developers account on YouTube promoting .Day domain names:

Gmail Outage Impacts on Domain Investors

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Yesterday was a bad day for Gmail users. There was an outage that impacted many Gmail users. Some people experienced downtime with Gmail, and they were unable to access their email for a period of time. Other users faced potentially bigger issues, with emails sent to them being returned to the sender as undeliverable. The Verge has more information about the outage, but here’s how domain investors were impacted.

Set Google Alert for Your Domain Keywords

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I want to share a tip that might be helpful for domain investors, particularly those who have longer tail or unique keyword domain names. Use Google Alerts to monitor the usage of keywords that make up your domain names. This will not only give insight into businesses that begin using the keywords on their website, but it will also let you monitor the ongoing usage of them.

One domain name I own is WhiteEagle.com. I can set a free Google Alert for the term “White Eagle” and choose the Alert options that are most important to me (language, types of websites, region…etc). Every time a website or web page is published and archived in Google with that keyword term, I will be notified via email. I can set up alerts to be sent immediately, daily, or once per week, depending on how frequently I want to be updated about new search results. Google Alerts can be set up for a wide variety of keywords and keyword phrases related to my domain names.

How Google is Using Google TV Domain Names

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Yesterday, Google announced that it was bringing back its Google TV brand. This is not really all that interesting to me, but the domain name situation was something that caught my attention. First things first, check out the one minute introductory video shared on Google’s official Twitter account:

GoogleMeet.com Sells for $1,950 After Google Meet Rebrand


GoogleMeet.com appears to have expired at the end of January, and the domain name made it through the deletion process. The domain name was then caught by drop catching auction platform DropCatch.com, and GoogleMeet.com was sold for $1,950 on Friday. The sale was confirmed and archived in NameBio, and it was shared on Twitter:

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