Google allowed its blogspot.in domain to expire in June and is now up for sale. The search giant implemented a feature back in 2012 that redirects blogger blogs to specific blogspot URLs fields that are being accessed from links on this basis, and blogspot.in was one of them. To keep URLs up and running, domain holders – in this case Google – need to pay a registration fee to renew their ownership of the domain. However, Google missed it and now the domain is up for sale for only $ 5,999 (about Rs 4.49 lakh). The domain contains over 40 million old URLs that stop working if Google’s ownership loses.
When a user from a certain country tried to access the Blogger entry, a country specific URL opened on the user’s browser. It was implemented by Google in 2012 to “more quickly comply with content take-down requests”, according to a report by BleepingComputer. But, about two years ago, Google stopped redirecting to country specific URLs, one of which was blogspot.in. The domain has 44 lakh links that Google was maintaining until June this year, when it canceled its registration.
Reportedly, the blogspot.in domain was purchased on June 24 by an Indian company called domainming.com and is now being sold in the Sedo domain market for $ 5,999. It can be used to spread malware, scams, or blackmail SEO. Practices, publication noted.