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Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

Friday, October 14, 2005
14 years ago

AFAIK you can enter whatever details you like for whois details. There is no verification system in place to check the details are yours.

The irony is that if someone other than Google did register that domain, they've just made Google the legal owners.

Perhaps someone else registered the domain and Google just issued a cease and desist?

Some sites, like Whois Source – whois.sc – allow you to view a history of any changes made to a whois record too (for a fee) so that may give some more clues. (However, their site seems to be down at the moment...)

Ozh [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

same thing for whois.sc/googleporn.com

Nicholas [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Let's face it. The guys and gals at Google are smart enough to now that world domination would be boring without a dark underbelly, hence gC[put at-character here]sino.

Spam filter kept blocking the word c[put at-character here]sino.

Gootch [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

It is in fact Google who has registered this domain. You can see that they used MarkMonitor.com as the registrar which, from what i can tell, is for ONLY corporate clients. It's probably not cheap to hire MarkMonitor, and I dont think any regular squatter would use a service like this.

My 2 cents.

Jamie [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

If I were a bettin' man, I would bet that this is just to protect an obvious Google variation from becoming a ca$ino. $100 on choice #2 please! My gambling puns are awful :(

I work for a large US software company. We tend to buy up domain names that are obvious squat targets. Of course you can't get 'em all (booble)

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