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I usually don't like how every google product is just a subdomain or a folder of the google.com domain. Products with runaway success need to have their own domain. Can you imagine if Facebook was at microsoft.com/facebook? Or Twitter was at google.com/twitter? That would seriously slow down adoption.



Have you considered the cookie implications of every Google product living on a separate domain? We'd have to login so many times.


Gmail.com redirects to mail.google.com, but they own the domain, and I ALWAYS type that in instead of typing mail.google.com.

Picasaweb.com is the same way.

I get your point, and it's not a bad one, generally speaking, but my gmail and picasaweb logins are automatic after I've logged in to any other google service -- I just cleared my entire browser history / passwords / cache etc., to make sure.


Bingo. It's not a bad domain, and I think they'll want to be sure users are logged into other google services when they're using it.


gmail.com googlemaps.com


Those may exist, but check the URLs in Google’s global navigation.

mail.google.com/

maps.google.com/




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