Picked this up via Threadwatch and Seobook and felt a comment was necessary.
Goggle analytics worried the heck out of me in that I thought our log files was our last line of defense from Google’s prying eyes. We were aware that Google had become a registrar, but didn’t give it much thought since the only thing they could see was what domain owners provided for public viewing — which included privacy options.
But wait… now they want you to register your domains with them. Then they have EVERYTHING! Including your domain billing information — the one piece of information that we thought Google couldn’t get hold of.
We have a prediction… Registering your domain with Google may eventually raise the level of trust they have with your site (if they choose to include it in the algorithm)! Why? Because it’s a given that the “blackhat” world would not dare register domains with Google! … Jim Gilbert