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