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  • Google Buys Plus.me

    1. BY - Apr 30, 2011
    2. Domain Sales
    3. 4 Comments

    Google bolsters +1 domain name coverage with .me purchases.

    Google has purchased the domain name Plus.me, updated whois records show.

    The domain name was apparently purchased in November of last year, but remained under whois privacy protection until today.

    The purchase appears to be related to Google’s +1 tool (pronounced “plus one”), as the company also purchase plusone.me at the same time.

    Plus.me now has Google nameservers but does not yet resolve.

    The sales to Google were certainly a welcome surprise for the sellers, who could not possibly have predicted that Google would launch a service with a name matching their domains.

4 Comments
  • “The sales to Google were certainly a welcome surprise for the sellers, who could not possibly have predicted that Google would launch a service with a name matching their domains.”

    That’s why you should’t sell your domain unless you know who is inquiring about your domain.

  • Rob, Its hard to know who is the buyer if they use broker.

  • You ask.

    No answer. No deal.

  • The pigs get fed…the hogs get slaughtered.

    If you get a really good offer for a domain and the buyer remains hidden, to pass on the deal is stupid. Don’t you think Google can just change the projects name if they can’t get the domain?

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