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.google
Google 2015 logo.svg
IntroducedSeptember 4, 2014; 8 years ago (2014-09-04)
RegistryAlphabet Inc.
SponsorCharleston Road Registry Inc.
Intended useGoogle's products
Registration restrictions.google domains can only be registered by Alphabet's employees
DNSSECYes
Registry websitewww.registry.google

.google is a brand top-level domain (TLD) used in the Domain Name System (DNS) of the Internet. Created in 2014, it is operated by Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company.[1] It is notable as one of the first gTLDs associated with a specific brand.[1] The company's first usage of the TLD was with com.google, an April Fools' Day joke website that hosted a horizontally mirrored version of Google Search.[2] The domain currently hosts multiple Alphabet Inc. products and services, and plans exist to move other Alphabet properties to .google as well.[3]

In addition, Google also owns the domain .goog[4] (for sites such as partneradvantage.goog and pki.goog), .gle[5] (for shortened URLs such as goo.gle and forms.gle) and .youtube[6] (for sites such as about.youtube and blog.youtube).

Below is a list of websites operated by Google under the domain .google:

References

  1. ^ a b McCarthy, Kieren (26 Nov 2014). "Google turns on shiny new .google top-level domain – but WHY?". The Register. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  2. ^ Williams, Owen (1 April 2015). "Roundup: All Of Google's Jokes For April Fools' Day 2015". TNW.
  3. ^ "Google Registry FAQs". Google Registry. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Configuring DNS on the cloud.goog domain". Google Cloud. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  5. ^ ".gle Registry Agreement". Icann.org. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  6. ^ ".youtube Registry Agreement". www.icann.org. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
  7. ^ "Google Gets Into Domain Sales". TechCrunch. 2014-06-23. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  8. ^ Sawers, Paul (30 March 2016). "Google Domains moves to a '.Google' domain". Venture Beat. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  9. ^ Li, Abner (2021-02-14). "Google launches 'Pixel for Business' to get enterprise buyers". 9to5Google. Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  10. ^ "A new home for Web Stories on Discover". Google. 2020-10-06. Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  11. ^ Li, Abner (2020-03-20). "Google launches 'Teach from Home' hub for remote learning". 9to5Google. Retrieved 2021-02-14.