Google bought domain

2011 July 18, Google official blog announced Google bought the domain name, the official URL shortcut for Google websites

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

When you visit, you can find the following text:

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

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

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