Now Owned by Google | Now Owned by Google


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Shortly after it was announced that Google would launch its new brand Alphabet on, there was a run on alphabet related and .xyz domain names. Judging by a recent Whois change, it looks like Google recently acquired (the full alphabet). As you can see in the screenshot above, the domain name was originally created back in 1999.

Whois records show that Google is now the owner of Prior to the acquisition, the domain name was privately owned and appears to have been parked. At the time of publication, does not resolve, although it would seem wise for the company to forward it to the Alphabet website.

Since it was apparently a private sale, I doubt we will know what Google paid to acquire the domain name, although one can assume it cost more to buy after the news of Alphabet was released. I don’t know if this domain name was important for the company to acquire, but it does not seem like they are going to get from BMW, and it seems pretty unlikely ABC will sell them either.

I did a random search of other domain names that have parts of the alphabet, and most seem to be registered. I also checked the full alphabet in other extensions, and it looks like many of those are registered as well. Several of the main extensions (like .net, .org, .info…etc.) were registered prior to the Google news about Alphabet. I didn’t notice any that were registered to Google, although I admittedly didn’t spend much time looking.

Thank you to Franky T. for sharing.

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Comments (15)


    I’ve a hunch Daniel Negari will seek a pretty penny for his

    October 7th, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    mike berkens

    Funny I know the original registrant of the domain and remember talking to him when he told me he registered it think it was when the length of domain names first expanded

    October 7th, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    M. Menius

    It’s sort of funny. Just a novelty and nothing more. But a conversation piece. And that’s the point! Goal met.

    October 7th, 2015 at 5:26 pm


    Nothing shocks me anymore.

    October 7th, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Xavier Lemay

    I own AZJK . com
    A – Z JoKe.

    Maybe I will get great offers after this announcement.

    October 7th, 2015 at 9:01 pm


    I did not expect they will buy In my opinion for example is bettet for them…but it is Google…sorry Alphabet :)

    October 8th, 2015 at 2:20 am

    What’s your company name? My company name is

    October 8th, 2015 at 8:42 am

      Elliot Silver

      LOL… I presume this was more of a defensive acquisition.

      October 8th, 2015 at 8:52 am


    Kinda silly… doesn’t markmonitor make money off each domain they register on behalf of their clients? I guess Google has money to burn.

    No one in their right mind is going to type that into their browser.

    October 8th, 2015 at 12:43 pm


      Lol its Google…you don’t even have to type a single URL anymore…

      In reply to DNSelect | October 8th, 2015 at 4:48 pm
    October 8th, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Omar Espio

    Well I’m Mexican and I just buyed for only $10.00 USD, PROBLEMO?

    October 8th, 2015 at 5:56 pm


    i own and so await good time to get valued to my inventory sooner

    October 9th, 2015 at 10:47 am


    I own the domain hack, can’t see Google buying it off me any time soon, though.

    November 28th, 2015 at 5:41 pm


    Great domain name ­čśÇ

    August 12th, 2016 at 3:47 pm

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