31 January, 2012

Blogger top level domains changed

I had an alert from the SEO team today morning - top level domains for some blogs appear to have been changed. I quickly opened up my blog (this one!) and sure enough,  Google has decided to change the URL of my blog from .com to .in.
I resent that, but thats only my opinion. What if I had printed a t-shirt with my blog's URL on it.
Funnily enough, the older url - saurabh-kumar.blogspot.com also returns a 200OK server response, which means that technically, that address also exists. 

This is slightly shady of Google. Matt Cutts has been preaching all along about migrating websites properly and not having the same content on 2 pages and so on. I think that today, my blog exists on two URLs - http://saurabh-kumar.blogspot.com and http://saurabh-kumar.blogspot.in.
I wonder if this has something to do with the IP used to update this blog. What if I now move back to the UK for a few years -will my blog then be on saurabh-kumar.blogspot.co.uk. Will I need to change my blog URL every time I move? Will all my readers (5 of them) need to keep a track of my location before they can read my posts?

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