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Yep, Google bought G.me and it now forwards to Google+

July 27, 2012Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, g.me, googleComments Off on Yep, Google bought G.me and it now forwards to Google+

Google adds another one letter domain name to its collection.

In May I wrote about how Google may have purchased the domain name G.me. The domain name was registered to Mark Monitor’s DNStinations, which often times registers domain names on behalf of the company.

Now it’s official: Google was the buyer.

The nameservers for the domain also point to Google.com now. Type g.me in your browser and you’ll be forwarded to the plus.google.com.

The domain name was previously a registry reserved domain name, which means Google probably bought it directly from the .me registry.

Google has acquired a number of other “g dot” domains, including g.co. Google uses g.co as a URL shortener.


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Did Google just buy G.me?

May 19, 2012dnstinations, Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, g.me, google, mark monitorComments Off on Did Google just buy G.me?

G.me now registered to brand protection company.

The whois record for the domain name G.me recently changed to DNStination Inc., which is the proxy service for brand protection company Mark Monitor:

The change was just triggered on DomainTools yesterday, although the record shows it was altered on April 20.

The domain name was previously a registry reserved domain name.

Although nothing is definitive, there’s a good possibility that Google is the new owner. Google uses Mark Monitor for some of its domain name registrations. Given Mark Monitor’s need to avoid conflict of interest amongst clients, at a minimum I’d assume that Google was aware of any transaction for G.me.

There’s also a Google Chrome extension called G+Me.


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