Even Google forgets to renew its domains

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tl;dr Google forgot to renew a domain used in their documentation. It was mildly embarrassing for them. And possibly a minor security concern for some new G-Suite domain administrators Background Choosing a good example domain, to use in documentation, is hard. You want something which is obviously an example, so that users understand they have…

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Domain hacks with unusual Unicode characters

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Unicode contains a range of symbols which don’t get much use. For example, there are separate symbols for TradeMark – ™, Service Mark – ℠, and Prescriptions – ℞. Nestling among the “Letterlike Symbols” are two curious entries. Both of these are single characters: Telephone symbol – ℡ Numero Sign – № What’s interesting is…

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What's the future for the .tel domain name?

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Good news! is being relaunched with a slew of new features which frees it up from its previous shackles. What is .tel Your address book is probably a mausoleum – stuffed with the rotting corpses of long dead phone numbers. Perhaps you took my business card back in 2002, duly entered it on your Palm…

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