G.me now registered to brand protection company.
The whois record for the domain name G.me recently changed to DNStination Inc., which is the proxy service for brand protection company Mark Monitor:
The change was just triggered on DomainTools yesterday, although the record shows it was altered on April 20.
The domain name was previously a registry reserved domain name.
Although nothing is definitive, there’s a good possibility that Google is the new owner. Google uses Mark Monitor for some of its domain name registrations. Given Mark Monitor’s need to avoid conflict of interest amongst clients, at a minimum I’d assume that Google was aware of any transaction for G.me.
There’s also a Google Chrome extension called G+Me.