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Google grabs shortest domain name: g.cn

Google has unveiled a new domain name in China, www.g.cn, which takes users straight to the main search page.

Google has unveiled a new domain name in China, www.g.cn, which takes users straight to the main search page.

An excerpt from WebProNews:

G.cn takes users straight to Google.cn, where everything will perform just as it always has (or hasn't). For Google fans who are at a traditional keyboard, it's a neat time-saving measure. Where the search giant really hopes to succeed, though, is probably with users who prefer Baidu.

While the name trick may not appear as a major differentiator, it goes to show that Google is trying all and sundry to grab market share from China's Baidu.com which accounts for about 74.5% of the Chinese search market as opposed to Google's 14.3%. (ChinaTechNews)

Now, considering that a shorter name might make a big difference on a mobile device, do you feel the idea is nifty?

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Considering that a shorter name might make a big difference on a mobile device, do you feel the idea is nifty

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