Mel66 - 6:50 pm on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
I still read the forum, but mostly via what people tweet in Twitter. :)
Anyway, I totally agree with you. Not only does this go against the results of extensive tests that you, I, and countless other advertisers have done, it goes against branding. Companies have spent millions to brand BigBlueWidgets.com, but Google, in their infinite wisdom, decides they have to be bigbluewidgets.com Senseless.
And what about the URLs that run together and look just plain wrong? I saw this one on another forum:
Big difference, eh?
Google, you've blown it on this call.