Company acquires Listen.in domain name.
Google has made a curious domain acquisition — Listen.in.
Technically it’s an Indian country code domain name, so perhaps we should just ignore the obvious phrase “Listen In”.
But it’s more fun if you don’t ignore it.
Of course there’s the new Google music service as well, and this would be a nifty name for it when it rolls out generally.
Still, I find it hard to believe the company would bank a new product on a local ccTLD like .in. The company hasn’t been big on buying generic or even “cute” domains like this in the past.
Listen.in used to be a social music service based in Canada.
What do you think?
[Update: see comments, Ross says the got this domain when they acquired PushLife. It was still in an individual’s name until it just changed hands.]