Google bought the most ridiculous domain name URL for Alphabet

 
Lynsey Barber
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Anyone trying to out-wit Google can give up.

When the tech company changed its name to Alphabet, many people took a guess at the URLs that it may have forgotten to register in a bid to buy it first, all in the hopes Google would then pay a pretty penny to get its hands on it.

After all, it doesn't own alphabet.com (that belongs to BMW and the car maker doesn't plan on relinquishing it anytime soon), or abc.com (that's a US media company).

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It went with abc.xyz instead, apparently sparking a flurry of interest in the domains ending with .xyz.

Now Google/Alphabet appears to be having the last laugh by registering what is perhaps the most ridiculous domain name possible - and one that not a single person would probably even have considered buying up:

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com

Spotted by domaininvesting.com, the URL has in fact been owned by someone since before Google became Alphabet - since 1999 in fact - meaning they likely landed some cash for it... albeit after a lengthy wait.