Have you checked your domain name lately?

Martin Stabe reports on a strange occurence: Google Germany apparently lost its domain name, Google.de, to a domain squatter last night but quickly got it back.

The lesson: Check all of your domains right now and make sure your web host has them set to automatically renew. Then check them again. Squatters are highly aggressive at swiping even the smallest domain names. If you’re a small media outfit, you won’t have a pack of angry Google lawyers to bail you out.

Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's Sun-Sentinel.com and OrlandoSentinel.com. Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.

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