Google lost control over the Indian regional domain of blogger, which is “blogspot.in” and someone other than google has renewed it under their name.
Back in 2003, Google bought Blogger (Formerly known as blogspot). As the web keeps on developing, Google needs to ensure anyone who utilizes Blogger has a simple and easy to use panel, so that the publishers can have a good experience in publishing their contents to the web.
That is why Google is trying to introduce an updated, enhanced and clean looking web experience for blogger.
Google has been working a lot in trying to make blogger dashboard more user friendly. As a result, they even have updated the blogger dashboard, which is more responsive than ever, means you can easily and seamlessly edit, update or create new posts on your blog using mobile phones.
Blogger was made so that people can easily create a website or personal blog for them. Recently Blogger platform is facing some issues regarding their Indian blogs and domains. As you know, blogger gives you a free blogspot domain whenever you create a blog. The domain looks like http://yourdomain.blogspot.com, but depending on regions the domain ending changes like people from india will go to blogspot.in, while people from uk will go to blogspot.co.uk automatically. Regardless of that, all these domains point to the main “blogspot.com” domain.
Somehow, Google lost control over the Indian regional domain of blogger, which is “blogspot.in” and someone other than google has renewed it under their name. As a result all the blogs that are being visited from india are getting an error, that might effect their SEO very badly. This has put millions of sites at big risk!
As seen on the image of whois look up above, the domain registry was updated last month, yet it’s not clear exactly when google lost control over this domain. Even though the Blogger service is free, anyone would expect for a big company like google to keep themselves updated about their product’s expiry dates and be a little more serious about these.
As noticed by The Next Web, Google basically lost control of “blogspot.in” domain earlier in June this year. An agency called http://domainming.com has gotten full control over it and has put it on sale for $5,999, means anyone can have this domain by buying it for as little as $5,999!
Fortunately, Google still has control over the blogspot.com domain, where all the regional domains points to. Still, by losing control over the blogspot.in domain, Google has screwed up big time as many saying that this might have broken over 4 MILLION! blogs on the internet. BleepingComputer has emailed Google requesting information regarding this issue but they never received a reply from them.
As it is owned by someone else, the blogspot.in domain no longer redirects to the original blogspot.com domain. This has the potential to do some big real damages just like the recent twitter hack. $5999 isn’t that much for such a big company like Google, but if they don’t buy the domain now then someone with evil intention might purchase it and use it for something worse. They can easily redirect all those millions existing domains to some malware infected site or phishing site or can even redirect them toward some scam sites. This way hackers can easily spread viruses or scammers can easily spread scams everywhere.
Google losing control over a domain is really unlikely, as a result everyone is shocked. I hope google will buy this as soon as possible before someone deals some big damage using it. What do you think? Will google buy it or will they just block it off? Lemme know on the comment section down below!