Google bought g.co domain

2011 July 18, Google official blog announced Google bought the domain name g.co:

g.co, the official URL shortcut for Google websites

Google needs more shorter domain name to replace the current shorter service: goo.gl;

When you visit g.co, you can find the following text:

You’ve arrived at this page because you typed or linked to “g.co”, Google’s official URL shortcut just for Google websites.

Whenever you see a short “g.co” link, you can trust that it will always take you to a Google product or service.

We also have a public URL shortener at goo.gl. You can use this to shorten up URLs across the web.

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