Yep, Google bought G.me and it now forwards to Google+
Friday, July 27th, 2012
Google adds another one letter domain name to its collection.
In May I wrote about how Google may have purchased the domain name G.me. The domain name was registered to Mark Monitor’s DNStinations, which often times registers domain names on behalf of the company.
Now it’s official: Google was the buyer.
The nameservers for the domain also point to Google.com now. Type g.me in your browser and you’ll be forwarded to the plus.google.com.
The domain name was previously a registry reserved domain name, which means Google probably bought it directly from the .me registry.
Google has acquired a number of other “g dot” domains, including g.co. Google uses g.co as a URL shortener.