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Domain Split Rolling to Motors Starting Monday (9/29)

Update (8 Oct, 2008): The domain split is now at 100% on the Motors site.

The domain split will be rolling to the Motors site starting Monday (9/29). It will start out at 50% on the site (50% of listings will have the domain split applied) and—if results are positive—will go to 100% on the following Monday (10/6)

This is an improved version of the domain split that rolled out to Motors earlier this year.

This does NOT mean that the domain split will be rolling to ALL eBay sites on Monday. The timing for other eBay sites is still being driven by the new View Item page, and that is incrementally rolling out. And being tested and verified at each stage.

If you haven't had a chance to test your listing under the domain split, you can test it in the Sandbox. Both the domain split and the right rail are working in the Sandbox now. Unfortunately, the Sandbox has the old version of Motors, so you can't test that specifically.

Here is an example of a listing with a wide template and a right rail:
http://cgi.sandbox.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110035258105&ih=001&category=73839&ssPageName=WDVW&rd=1

Here is a post with screenshots at different resolutions:
http://developer.ebay.com/community/blog/article/?category=Blog.Developer&name=http://ebaydeveloper.typepad.com/dev/2008/09/how-the-right-r.html

Here's how to get your listing into the sandbox for testing:
  http://developer.ebay.com/community/blog/article/?category=Blog.Developer&name=http://ebaydeveloper.typepad.com/dev/2008/09/how-to-get-your.html

September 26, 2008 in eBay Motors, Product News, Sandbox | Permalink