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Google Just Bought the Entire Alphabet (.Com)

Abcdef ... LOL


When Google first introduced the world to Alphabet, its new parent company now in its first official week on Wall Street, it was unfurled with the cutesy domain

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 —

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, so we’re just being thorough.”

The purchase was first flagged by

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