It appears Garett Rogers has gotten a little too excited about some recent domain name activity at Google. Rogers has learned of a number of domain names that were transferred to the search engine’s ownership, including:
Here’s what he has to say about the activity…
Now here comes the speculation. Given this group of new domains, Google may be getting ready to provide a pay service for webmasters that will help in the quest to “get on Google”. If this is indeed what is happening, the service would probably guarantee faster crawl/indexing speeds.
I love speculation as much as anyone, but I doubt Google would launch any new service with a hyphenated domain or a “.net”. My guess they acquired the domain names as part of an effort to police their trademark. Although, if they do launch the “Google Express”, I’ll take two roundtrip tickets to Miami please.