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:
Domain Create Date:20-May-2010 18:50:32 UTC
Domain Last Updated Date:20-Apr-2012 21:48:10 UTC
Domain Expiration Date:20-May-2014 18:50:32 UTC
Last Transferred Date:20-Apr-2012 19:38:22 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:MarkMonitor Inc R45-ME
Created by:doMEn reserved R5-ME
Last Updated by Registrar:MarkMonitor Inc R45-ME
Domain Status:CLIENT DELETE PROHIBITED
Domain Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Domain Status:CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITED
Domain Status:TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Registrant Name:Domain Administrator
Registrant Organization:DNStination Inc.
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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