Re: Google Buys The Entire Alphabet
Although it's quite a ways off from April, I had to double-check the date to make sure I wasn't missing some other prankster-related holiday. Especially where this is the first I'd heard about Google's restructuring, I thought you might be pulling my leg saying 'Google's parent company'. This is actually a pretty sensical move, though - think how tiny a drop in the bucket $1300 (the listed value on dnscook - and I suppose that's after the acquisition. it probably cost them less) is for Google. Your SEO explanation sounds solid - curious laypeople hear the name 'Alphabet' thrown around relating to Google, so they punch 'Alphabet' into, well... Google to see what the fuss ia bout, and lo and behold they find that (heretofore unrelated) domain name. Google wants to make sure they're grabbing that mindshare.