Google Registers 78 “Alphabet” & “ABC” Domains 2 Days After The ABC.XYZ Announcement

abc-xyz-googleGoogle announced on the 10th of August that it is creating a new holding company, called Alphabet and the new website is using the domain name abc.xyz.

More than 25,000 .XYZ domains have been registered in the past 3 days, since Google’s announcement. And many domains were registered in .com and other extensions by many individuals.

But what other domains has Google been buying?

Daniel Negari didn’t reveal a lot on the deal on Bloomberg because of the NDA with Google. How much do you think that the domain name ABC.XYZ was sold for? It seems that Google bought the domain name alphabet.xyz for $3,800 from a domain name investor.

The announcement was made on the 10th. Google registered on the 11th of August the following domains:

googleabcxyz.com
googleabc.biz
alphabetgoogle.com
googlealphabet.com
googlealphabet.net
googlealphabet.org
googlealphabet.biz
(and alphabet.capital for googlecapital.com)

Third parties registered the following domains after the announcement:

abcgoogle.org
abcgoogle.biz
abcgoogle.info
alphabetabcxyz.com
alphabetgoogle.net
alphabetgoogle.org
alphabetgoogle.biz
alphabetgoogle.info
alphabetgoogle.co
alphabetgoogle.us
googlealphabet.info
googlealphabet.co
googlealphabet.us

Are these looking for UDRP and legal trouble?

Somehow and for unknown (to me) reason people had registered the following domains years before the announcement:

googlexyz.com
xyzgoogle.com
abcgoogle.com
abcgoogle.net
googleabc.com

And of course these are (some of) the registrations in the legacy TLDs. Now let’s move on to the New gTLDs where the registrations are numerous…

I guess Google of rather its brand protection agency didn’t expect this reaction and the number of the domain names (related to alphabet and abc) that happened after the abc.xyz and Alphabet announcement. So they missed a lot of domains and only started making extensive defensive registrations on the 12th of August. 2 days after the announcement. Too late if you ask me.

Here are the 78 domains that Google registered on the 12th and the 13th of August:

alphabet.tatar
abc.zone
alphabet.irish
alphabet.hiv
alphabet.organic
alphabet.gent
alphabet.whoswho
alphabet.immo
alphabet.frl
alphabet.claims
alphabet.tires
alphabet.apartments
alphabet.plumbing
abc.camp
alphabet.durban
abc.works
alphabet.markets
alphabet.love
abc.claims
abc.global
abc.direct
alphabet.repair
alphabet.koeln
alphabet.ruhr
alphabet.viajes
alphabet.florist
alphabet.wien
alphabet.rich
alphabet.nagoya
alphabet.villas
alphabet.condos
alphabet.qpon
alphabet.bar
alphabet.voto
alphabet.furniture
alphabet.okinawa
alphabet.reise
alphabet.rest
alphabet.schule
alphabet.gripe
alphabet.rodeo
alphabet.horse
alphabet.fishing
alphabet.college
alphabet.vote
alphabet.yokohama
alphabet.guitars
alphabet.supplies
alphabet.fish
alphabet.maison
alphabet.cruises
alphabet.tienda
alphabet.ryukyu
abc.win
alphabet.racing
alphabet.accountant
alphabet.video
alphabet.forsale
alphabet.market
alphabet.dentist
alphabet.auction
alphabet.republican
alphabet.gives
alphabet.navy
alphabet.army
alphabet.vet
alphabet.mortgage
alphabet.airforce
alphabet.consulting
alphabet.haus
alphabet.actor
alphabet.democrat
alphabet.moda
alphabet.dance
alphabet.kaufen
alphabet.futbol
alphabet.berlin
alphabet.immobilien

And here are some (255) of the New gTLD domain names registered by third parties:

abcxyz.ventures
alphabet.vlaanderen
abc.support
alphabet.guide
alphabet.press
alphabet.finance
alphabet.limited
abcxyz.email
alphabet.host
alphabet.news
alphabet.business
alphabet.investments
alphabet.financial
alphabet.healthcare
alphabet.wtf
abc.capital
alphabet.tech
alphabet.exchange
alphabet.design
alphabet.network
alphabet.hosting
alphabet.engineer
alphabet.fund
alphabet.partners
abc.computer
alphabet.wang
alphabet.gift
alphabet.photo
abc.foundation
alphabet.tokyo
alphabet.computer
alphabet.properties
alphabet.careers
alphabet.foundation
abc.international
abc.florist
alphabet.training
alphabet.international
alphabet.glass
alphabet.tools
abc.dating
abcxyz.fr
abc.city
alphabet.buzz
abc.guide
abcxyz.us
abc.credit
abc.fail
alphabet.ceo
abc.toys
abc.careers
alphabet.holdings
alphabet.land
alphabet.sexy
alphabet.enterprises
alphabet.limo
alphabet.systems
alphabet.cab
abc.wtf
alphabet.solutions
alphabet.social
alphabet.support
alphabet.today
alphabet.technology
alphabet.management
xyz.wtf
alphabet.trade
alphabet.domains
alphabet.nu
alphabet.ren
alphabet.media
alphabet.university
alphabet.black
alphabet.services
alphabet.pub
abc.shoes
alphabet.marketing
alphabet.solar
alphabet.kim
alphabet.watch
alphabet.expert
alphabet.guru
alphabet.blue
abc.gallery
abc.estate
abc.land
alphabet.wiki
alphabet.industries
abc.management
alphabet.supply
alphabet.quebec
alphabet.pictures
alphabet.associates
alphabet.career
alphabet.london
alphabet.cologne
alphabet.webcam
alphabet.jetzt
alphabet.fail
alphabet.vacations
alphabet.cooking
alphabet.parts
alphabet.productions
alphabet.flights
alphabet.cleaning
alphabet.report
alphabet.events
alphabet.bargains
alphabet.works
alphabet.christmas
alphabet.care
alphabet.surgery
alphabet.gratis
alphabet.capetown
alphabet.green
alphabet.bio
alphabet.audio
alphabet.loans
alphabet.insure
alphabet.vegas
alphabet.dental
alphabet.country
alphabet.cash
alphabet.discount
alphabet.blackfriday
alphabet.clinic
abc.team
alphabet.toys
alphabet.eus
alphabet.desi
alphabet.codes
alphabet.moscow
abcxyz.love
alphabet.cool
alphabet.bike
alphabet.clothing
alphabet.lighting
alphabet.singles
alphabet.voyage
alphabet.equipment
abcxyz.photos
alphabet.contractors
abcxyz.tips
alphabet.graphics
abcxyz.news
abcxyz.video
abcxyz.click
abcxyz.space
abcxyz.life
abcxyz.ren
abcxyz.uno
abcxyz.graphics
xyz.technology
abcxyz.directory
alphabet.community
alphabet.town
alphabet.house
alphabet.builders
alphabet.coffee
alphabet.bid
alphabet.best
alphabet.vision
alphabet.catering
alphabet.estate
alphabet.dating
alphabet.zone
alphabet.boutique
alphabet.pink
alphabet.red
alphabet.shiksha
alphabet.holiday
alphabet.recipes
alphabet.camp
alphabet.shoes
alphabet.uno
alphabet.exposed
abc.farm
alphabet.brussels
alphabet.deals
alphabet.fashion
abc.best
alphabet.gifts
alphabet.restaurant
alphabet.casino
alphabet.pizza
abc.boutique
alphabet.diet
alphabet.chat
alphabet.surf
alphabet.flowers
alphabet.direct
alphabet.casa
alphabet.work
alphabet.institute
alphabet.delivery
alphabet.energy
abc.buzz
alphabet.tips
abc.holdings
alphabet.adult
abc.singles
alphabet.cricket
alphabet.bingo
abc.associates
alphabet.golf
alphabet.credit
abc.bingo
alphabet.beer
alphabet.life
alphabet.gold
abc.chat
alphabet.tennis
alphabet.aero
alphabet.church
alphabet.camera
alphabet.nrw
alphabet.accountants
alphabet.poker
abc.vacations
alphabet.legal
alphabet.plus
alphabet.tours
alphabet.team
alphabet.cafe
abc.career
alphabet.loan
alphabet.construction
xyz.audio
abc.cafe
abcxyz.wtf
abcxyz.work
abcxyz.guru
abcxyz.be
abcxyz.today
alphabet.diamonds
abc.house
abc.enterprises
alphabet.bzh
alphabet.reisen
alphabet.bayern
alphabet.tax
alphabet.rentals
alphabet.moe
alphabet.coach
alphabet.alsace
alphabet.lat
alphabet.cheap
xyz.toys
abc.church
abc.training
alphabet.sale
alphabet.reviews
abc.properties
abc.recipes
alphabet.software

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

16 comments

  1. This just shows how incompetent are Google’s executives. Securing of strategic domain names is a critical step that should be done way before the name is announced to public. Shopping spree within all new gTLDs is nonsense and dumb action.

    Or should we just say: “New gTLD program will end Google dominance” ? 🙂

  2. It also has the appearance of a welfare program for new TLD operators.

  3. This destroys all barriers of common sense. If you look carefully there is only one domain listed in this entire article that casts light on this nonsense. abc.FAIL

    Honestly….this simply makes all extensions even dotcom worthless…this article proves that in itself.

    Great job reporting info though I must say!!!!

  4. Interesting article. I wonder if it makes a difference the Alphabet name against the ABC name? For instance ABC.support – I wonder if Google would have a good case against these as there must be hundreds of companies that use ‘ABC’ – compared to Alphabet, where there would be less? I’m surprised Google didn’t acquire all the ABC new tlds before making the announcement!

    • The thing here is that abc.xyz seems to have a real connection to the new company “Alphabet”.

      But some “abc” and “alphabet” trademark holders will argue that some domains such as alphabet.army or alphabet.fish have nothing to do with the Google companies and are infringing on their rights.

  5. Why not just leave it at abc.xyz, brand and take legal action on anyone stepping on toes.

    Google being their historic invented name is different, but ‘alphabet’ and ‘abc’ are generic. Moreover there is talk about BMW and a trademark issue, however as far as I could see, Google does not own ‘Alphabet’ or ‘ABC’ as a trademark? Although there are a couple/few of each in the US.

  6. Just found another two both owned by google, ABCD.XYZ, ABCDE.XYZ

  7. I heard from a Korean friend of mine that a famous Korean girl group sang a song whose lyrics include abcxyz (yes, in English) in quite many phrases. What a foresight!

  8. .Fail is an understatement

  9. Thanks Konstantinos
    I agree with your points.
    I remember seeing ab.cd up for auction last month on flippa. That could have been an even greater domain for them as its shorter!

  10. Big G dont give a s**t – 25 000 in 3 days? huh

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