Canon launches .canon along with improved global web design

Canon recently launched its generic top-level domain (gTLD) .canon at In doing so, the company plans to migrate away from to .canon, presumably with different divisions and/or geographies occupying subdomains. The company writes: Until now, the URL we used for …

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Notes from Singles Day 2015

And so it has begun: The world’s biggest online shopping day.

In China.

More than $9 billion dollars was spent this day last year and experts are forecasting a number well north of that this year.

As I’ve been doing for the past few years, I’ve collected a few screen grabs of localized websites in China. Here are the latest:



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The top 25 global websites from the 2014 Web Globalization Report Card

UPDATE: The 2017 Web Globalization Report Card is now available. More than ten years ago I set out to create a report that benchmarked global websites. I looked at languages supported. I studied the localized websites. I interviewed the executives …

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