diberry - 4:34 pm on Oct 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
Google is also a domain registrar, they know you sold them too.
Just curious: they're not my registrar, and I use privacy guard to keep my name/info out of whois. You're saying they still know who owns every domain? How? And if that's the case, then we didn't need to use their services for them to connect our sites, and all that stuff about spreading sites around different C-classes was a total waste of time.
What's going to happen is MS is going to do an exclusive with a big brand who doesn't require Google. At that point Bing can say, exclusively on Bing. Money will make people do anything. I'm sure a few newspaper type sites might be willing participants in that. I don't see why websites will be any different and in fact you see Facebook using Bing. The next level of that is simply having a brand site blocking Google bot and deindexing completely. I see that day coming.
That sounds very plausible. Someday, somehow, Google's competitors are going to shift things around. The only obstacle is that, having been slapped with anti-trust, MSN has to play nice, but Google can still play dirty. But they're definitely moving aggressively against Google right now - and Apple, in the pad/phone market that didn't exist when MSN was found guilty of predatory practices.