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Google Acquires Shortest Domain Name
Google has managed to purchase the shortest Domain Name in the world. For an undisclosed figure, it acquired g.cn, which now redirects to the Chinese version of its search engine site.
Such brief domains are not possible to register as new, as ICANN locked them out a couple of years after domain registration began. A few companies managed to purchase single-letter domains before the ban was put in place: q.com is owned by Qwest, and z.com by Nissan. Unfortunately for Google, g.com is reserved by ICANN for internal use.