Premium generic domain name has transferred domain name registrars and potentially has been acquired by DuckDuckGo from Google Inc.

Google Inc. has owned the premium generic domain name since it acquired On2 Technologies in 2010, who owned the domain name prior.

DuckDuckGo, which operates a privacy browser, has said that by Google owning, that it confuses its users. This is not something I believe but they have mentioned it:

DuckDuckGo Tweet

Well, has now transferred to domain name registrar NameCheap under whois privacy. The domain was registered with brand protection service MarkMonitor prior and owned by Google Inc. Although whois records are under privacy, it IS the same domain name registrar that uses. Also, the Name Servers are using Amazon services both on and Whois

Right now, things are pointing to DuckDuckGo acquiring the premium generic domain name from Google but we will see with a little bit of time.

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4 Responses to DuckDuckGo May Have Acquired From Google
  1. Google has purchased from a Wing brand company. I have been monitoring the the prior it’s sale possibly was sold weeks ago for an undisclosed amount. I owned which was also purchased by Google for $5,000.00 USD through

  2. Thanks for sharing!
    Nice upgrade and good purchase for them.


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