Msg#: 3371993 posted 10:56 am on Jun 19, 2007 (gmt 0)
Literally, it might be known as Voustube, Voitubo or Vocetubo, but the world's most popular video-sharing site introduced local-language sites in nine countries on Tuesday that will all just go by YouTube.
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the co-founders of YouTube, which was acquired by Web search leader Google Inc. for $1.65 billion last year, told a news conference here that the nine country sites will eventually feature locally popular content.
YouTube unveiled national sites for Brazil (http://www.youtube.com.br), Britain (http://youtube.co.uk), France (youtube.fr), Ireland (youtube.ie), Italy (http://it.youtube.com), Japan (youtube.jp), the Netherlands (youtube.nl), Poland (youtube.pl) and Spain (youtube.es).
Msg#: 3371993 posted 5:29 am on Jun 20, 2007 (gmt 0)
Youtube.jp was actually registered about a year ago by someone Japanese. Looking at the whois today it looks like perhaps the person had the domain taken from them, because the date is back to June 12, this year.
There's currently a law firm's name on it so I expect Google Japan got it given to them.
Msg#: 3371993 posted 8:45 am on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)
I'm sure Youtube.co.uk was also owned by a aquatter as it just bought up one of those spammy search holding pages. I went there by accident as recently as a month ago, so I'm sure Google has only recently accquired this.