When visiting TodaysBigThing this evening, I noticed a very strange trend. When clicking on a page, the address at the top wasn’t showing up like expected. Why were several, different sub-domains that TBT doesn’t own coming up in the top bar? Watch and see….

 

Is this the future of SEO? Should websites be allowed to buy subdomains of other websites to sell or profit off of? Could this be a new form of hacking? Since the subdomains are listed as a part of the IP hosts of TodaysBigThing, I doubt hacking is the obvious answer. This could bring to light shady practices within the online marketing industry or just plain strange SEO behavior. All these websites are hosted on 1und1.de which simply means, there could be some sort of ‘deal’ going on. What do you think is going on here?