A few months ago, Alphabet was formed as a new parent company for Google and many of its divisions. The company made abc.xyz its home on the internet, a cute play on its name. Yesterday, Domain Investing found that Google recently privately acquired abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com from someone who had registered the domain in 1999, apparently waiting for just such a payday.
What will Google do with the new domain? It will probably forward visitors to abc.xyz, but here are some alternative options:
–Redirect to Alphabet Soup, "a site for the young and the 'young at heart.'"
–Embed this waking nightmare.
–Purchase the Typing of the Dead series from a struggling Sega, port the original to Unity, and host it as an Easter egg for those patient enough to type that monstrosity of a URL.
Meanwhile, as my colleague Ross Miller notes, zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba.com is registered to Fabulous.com Ltd. with two name servers: "BUY.INTERNETTRAFFIC.COM" and "SELL.INTERNETTRAFFIC.COM." Watch out Google, Fabulous is coming for you.
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