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Got a dot in the name? Browser says it's a domain..

Located in General Domain Discussion started by HotKey, Jan 20, 2019.

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  1. HotKey

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    Had to rebuild a couple of my lander sites this month for my domains. Happened to notice a cool feature afterwards from Chrome and Firefox. Perhaps it's been around for awhile, but I never noticed because a lot of times once you build a site, you just let it sit there and do its thing, unless there's a reason to go in and modify things.

    Basically, if you bring up a web page that has some domains on it and highlight one, the browsers will give the option to use the domain as a link, even if it's not set up as a link in the html code! Even applies to new G's too, which I though was pretty neat.

    You have to highlight the domain and the option comes up with a right-click on the mouse. Not sure if it can be done on mobile or not, but I would imagine there is some sort of right-click equivalent as to desktop..

    So what does this mean for the placement of the dot? It means the dot has finally found its place, and the only place it should be found, which is right smack in in our domains :) Ok, I suppose it comes in handy for full-stop sentences as well. Which may be interesting should someone forget to put a space after the sentence ends and begins the next.

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  2. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. Gold Account

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    Yes, that's a nice feature - it "even" works with my "super - confusing" domain dash-dot.top as you will see if you try it. *

    * As OP described it: Mark it, then click with right mouse button on it to open the menu, there you will see the corresponding command (Chrome: "go to" / Firefox: "open link").
     
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  3. HotKey

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    Thanks for that, Kingof. And I agree, very confusing domain. Personally, I think .top should be banned from any right-clicks, really.

    Joking, joking. Kind of..
     
  4. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. Gold Account

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    And I think .com should be banned from the world wide web hahaahaaa
    No, of course not - what I want to say, is, that this
    right - click - function was fortunately not exclusively created for .com - domains as you know of course, it is "friendly" to every .newww
     
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  5. HotKey

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    Exactly! Level playing field, all TLDs being recognized as a domain on the right-click go-to function. Actually, have not tried on ccTLD..
     
  6. crabfoot

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    That feature has been in lots of browsers for a long time - but it reminds me of something which is not often mentioned.
    There are a few words in Spanish which have a double L and are not pronounced like the typical lly sound. In order to distinguish them from the commoner "ll" they get a dot between the two Ls. So excello is written excel.lo in Spanish - I saw that on a wine bottle once and it kicked me into investigate mode.

    That sometimes explains odd behaviour from search engine parsers. WTH, now you know.
     
  7. HotKey

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    Thanks, I was hoping someone would clarify re. that feature being new or not.

    I've never seen that double ll separated with a dot before when in every day vocab. Was it just a branding thing? And particular to Spaniard Spanish, rather than Latin American Spanish? Typically I see "ll" used with a "yo" sound, such as in pollo (chicken). Whereas the "ll" in excellente (excellent) is more a hard "le" sound..

    Highlighted excel.lo and right-click, at least the browser doesn't give the got-to option, knows it's not a valid ccTLD.
     
  8. HotKey

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    Whoops, there is no double l in excelente, don't know what I was thinking. Spanish getting rusty.
     
  9. crabfoot

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    I guess you are right, but I have no experience of Latin American Spanish except to say that they don't lisp a lot, and the Spaniards don't like it. Yes, Castilian Spanish, if we're being polite.

    The Spaniards have been getting very uppity about their language for a while, especially since Catalan has become an official language. Accents appear all over the place these days - they were not evident 50 years ago.
    WTH the Catalans get upset if you say anything in Castilian, while the Andalusians have their own quaint forms of speech. Easier to speak English and let them figure it out ...
     
  10. creataweb

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    Yep been around awhile and YouTube does this too, you may notice it in comments when somewhere puts the dot with no spaces before and after end of a sentence.
     

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