Google buys CRR.com domain from Telepathy.
It would seem that good .com domains are still highly prized, even by new top level domain name applicants.
Google has acquired the domain name CRR.com, and I have no doubt it was acquired for the company’s new TLD subsidiary Charleston Road Registry. [Update: the domain now forwards to Google’s registry page.]
Google currently uses the long domain name CharlestonRoadRegistry.com to promote its new TLDs. I’m somewhat surprised it is sticking with this brand for spreading public awareness of its new TLDs, but if it plans to use the brand then using a shortcut of CRR.com makes a lot of sense.
Congrats are in order to Nat Cohen and his company Telepathy, which sold the domain name to Google. Based on my knowledge of Telepathy’s domain name sales, I’d bet the domain was sold for either a high five figure amount or a low six figure amount.