Google Purchases The Alphabet’s Domain –

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Totally serious. And I totally had to say the song to make sure I got it right, don’t judge. Now you’re asking, why would Google want that website domain? Perhaps the purchase is to ensure some Joe Schmoe does not pick up the domain for, oh say, $12 and get access to one of the largest companies on Earth with access to administrative powers, webmaster tools, and all sorts of cool things. One would never even think about messing with administrative powers, posing as the company, and otherwise causing Internet shenanigans. That is unthinkable! It could never happen. It could be plans for further expansion or perhaps even a re-direct to ensure any competitors do not try to weasel their way on to Alphabets’s radar. Either way, you can kiss your hopes and dreams of owning the alphabet goodbye, at least for now.

If you recall not long ago Google decided to split the company into separate entities – Alphabet as the parent company with Google and other various entities formerly under Google under the Alphabet umbrella. All in the name of staying true to being an unconventional company and also freeing both sides to be more ambitious, get a little more focused on long term goals, improving transparency and oversight, empowering entrepreneurs and other companies to flourish, ultimately in hopes of improving the lives of as many people as possible.

Alphabet has officially become the parent company of Google and was unleashed on the stock market as of Monday this week still under the GOOG and GOOGL tickers. What was presumed to be Alphabets official website was listed as, however the only thing you will find there is a nice long note from Larry Page outlining the decision that went into the company as well as the goals, focus, and some other words of encouragement for fanboys and investors. He even takes a poke at the new name:

What could be better? No wonder we are excited to get to work with everyone in the Alphabet family. Don’t worry, we’re still getting used to the name too!

It’s been a few months since the announcement, have you gotten  used to the name change yet? Has it changed your view of the company? Hit us with your thoughts in the comments!

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