Wednesday, March 15, 2006

BBC NEWS | Technology | China and the break-up of the net

China and the break-up of the net
The announcement of the Chinese proposal for their own set of domain names could spark the beginning of a a whole new internet, not centrally controlled by the US ICANN system. To be honest this can go one of two ways it will either free up the internet so that it's not as tightly controlled by the US- which makes people very edgy or it will mean that there will eventually be several internet around the the world, creating national private networks.

The only way to resolve this as far as I can see is to hand the whole thing to the UN. They're going to be the only people who can be trusted. The problem then is that all the UN's red tape will be added as well.

So maybe we the US control is what we'll have to put up with.

But then do we let the Chinese people have thier liberty supressed even more by thier authorities?

Monday, March 06, 2006

Big Daddy's still eating my site...

Big Daddy's still not showing my site. Although watching the threads on Websmaster world this should be fixed soon.

I'm not the only one suffering, Google's Big Daddy has put loadds of sites in "Supplemental" results. Think of the YTS kid backing up all the data and then leaving the CD on the number 62 bus. So rather than chase the bus or ring the company, he just decided to add loads on new results which aren't even remotely relevant!

There have been promises to look into the "problem" and have it fixed in a week or two, but my site and company are suffering due to this, and it's not our fault.

However after much soul searching all this has thrown me into a new frenzy of cleaning up odds and ends. Adding totally new content to the site to future proof it. Having all URL's as absolute links so all pages point to www. Addresses. And ensuring all deleted URL's have 301 redirect added to them.

In the next few weeks if and hopefully when the results get sorted out I'll update you on where I've e got in the rankings. Who knows maybe I'll write a book?