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Google Chrome’s latest security extension flags small sites as suspicious

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Google recently announced that it has brought two new extensions to Google Chrome which is its browser. With this update, we will have an extension which blocks access to a suspicious website. However, the other extension flags just about any site on the internet as suspicious if you are not having a big brand website such as Forbes or the likes.

This is likely to be a case of False Positives. A false positive is the scenario when the extension, in this case, thinks that a website is suspicious when it really is not. This is because the algorithm mistakenly identifies normal sites as spam ones. However, the funny thing here is that the extension is extremely aggressive and it even flagged the official announcement from Google’s Chromium blog as suspicious as well.

Now, there are also reports of Google Chrome’s new extension being biased towards big websites or brands. Because it has been noticed that if you are not in the top 5000 websites, your website will be flagged as suspicious. Also, if you have never visited the website from a big brand in the last three months then it will not raise a flag of suspicion.

However, there are exceptions to this as well. We have seen that Walmart’s website was still flagged as suspicious by Chrome’s extension. And we definitely know that Walmart’s website is not spammy. Now, the working of this Chrome extension is also slightly worrying.

In the “What’s suspicious about this site” section, there are two points. First is that the “site not in top 5k sites” and “Haven’t visited site in the last 3 months”. Now, it does not mean that the site will automatically be reported but you have the option to do so. This is clearly an issue of reporting innocent websites as suspicious and people will definitely run away from them. Therefore, we hope that Google takes some immediate action on the working of its extension.

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Google now lets you share your search results

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One thing that everyone does when they want information about something is to Google it. This basically means that you type your required information inside search box on Google and the search engine will give you results. However, there are people all around the world that don’t bother to search on Google and rather ask everyone on social media about it. For them, we have to often reply with an advise to “just google it”.

However, it is also known that some people who are elderly do not understand the technology that well. So they often rely on the younger generation to do the task of searching on Google. But for those who know how to Google and just don’t, we have to give them some passive aggressive replies. One of them is to send a link to LMGTFY which is Let Me Google That For You.

Basically, it is a link which sends a particular search query to people and if they click on the link, they will be redirected to Google and see the search results. Now, that task will be possible from the Google Search app itself. Because Google app as well as website now gets a new share button. This means that you can share your Google Search Results.

All in all, you can now just google something for someone and then share the search result with them so they can see the results instead of bothering to search themselves. Also, this functionality is available for every app so you can send the results by sharing on any application as well as copy it to clipboard as well.

You just have to click on the Share button that is seen next to the search bar and it will share the search results for you. Then, you can select any app or service and just share it with ease.

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Mike Mann reports selling of 9 domains in May for $179, 828

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Mike Mann who is known to be a big domain investor as well as a sharp mind in the industry has reported sales of some premium domains for a lot of money. Mike Mann’s report reveals that he sold a total of 9 domains last month. The total amount that was paid by different buyers for these 9 domains was $179,828. It is reported that the average domain sales price was $19,981.

Before getting to know which were these domain names and what they were sold for, we should have a look at who MikeMann is. Basically, MikeMann is the owner of a website called DomainMarket.com which is famous for offering premium domains to the tune of more than 350,000. Now, it does not mean that MikeMann reports every domain sale that DomainMarket makes. Instead, Mike reports what he wants to report and hides others.

Also, it is known that he purchases and sells hundreds of domains every month through market research and other factors. Yet, he only discloses details about the ones that get the highest price for obvious reasons. One more thing to consider here is that Mike Mann needs to sell more than $2.5 million worth of domains so that he can break even in terms of returns on investment.

Talking about the 9 domains that he has reported for May 2019, the highest sale out of those domains has been for Dermacor.com which has collected $29,888 on its own which was purchased for just $7 from Purch in 2009. Other domains include aitko.com, rebelrealestate.com, avoro.com, sundayservice.com, jazzyou.com, havuzlu.com, fancyfarmer.com and pandacloud.com.

Now, one thing that you would have noticed here is that all the domains are having .com TLD which shows that this TLD has the most value which is even more than .net domains. It should also be noted that DomainMarket.com is reporting its monthly reports since 2016.

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Microstrategy announces the sale of Voice.com domain name for $30 million in Cash

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Microstrategy has just announced what is one of the biggest news in Domain industry. This could also be one of the biggest deals done fully by cash as well. Microstrategy has informed the world that it has made the sale of Voice.com domain name. This deal was done in cash and the domain name was sold for $30 million. The company says that the deal was facilitated by GoDaddy which means that the transfer process was done on GoDaddy. And the deal was completed on May 30, 2019. This domain name has been used by block.one who have made the use of Voice.com for its social media platform based on blockchain.

Voice.com is an 18-year old domain as it was first registered in 2001 and it is assumed that the domain expired and was dropped later. Later, Microstrategy bought this domain from a person owning this domain in China for a price which is not disclosed.

Here is MicroStrategy’s statement on this deal:

“Block.one has made a smart strategic decision in choosing Voice.com to be the internet domain name for its new social media platform. The word ‘voice’ is simple and universally understood. It’s also ubiquitous ― as a search term, it returns billions of results on the internet. An ultra-premium domain name like Voice.com can help a company achieve instant brand recognition, ignite a business, and massively accelerate value creation. MicroStrategy holds more than a dozen evocative and powerful domain names. While our focus continues to be on our core analytics and mobility business, we are open to leveraging these domain names in equity or other strategic transactions with well-funded parties”

MicroStrategy also holds many ultra-premium domain names apart from Voice.com which include Wisdom.com, Alert.com, Strategy.com, Hope.com, Courage.com, Speaker.com and iDream.com including others. You can also visit Strategy.com where MicroStrategy has listed all the domains in its possession and you can express interest in any of the domains.

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