Turns out, Google also had its sights on another Alphabet-y URL. Specifically, the actual alphabet.
Google Inc. is now the proud owner of — I kid you not — abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com.
Why not! As of now, the URL leads to an inactive site. The buy may have been a defensive move to ensure that an Apple or a Facebook or somebody else couldn’t scoop up the site.
Here’s how Google explains it, via a spokesman: “We realized we missed a few letters in abc.xyz, so we’re just being thorough.”
The purchase was first flagged by DomainInvesting.com.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.