|Introduced||September 4, 2014|
|Sponsor||Charleston Road Registry Inc.|
|Intended use||Google's products|
|Registration restrictions||.google domains can only be registered by Alphabet's employees|
.google is a brand top-level domain (TLD) used in the Domain Name System (DNS) of the Internet. Created in 2014, it is operated by Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company. It is notable as one of the first gTLDs associated with a specific brand. The company's first usage of the TLD was with com.google, an April Fools' Day joke website that hosted a horizontally mirrored version of Google Search. The domain currently hosts multiple Alphabet Inc. products and services, and plans exist to move other Alphabet properties to .google as well.
Google also owns a number of other top-level domains, including .goog (for sites such as partneradvantage
The .chrome, .gle, .gmail, .google, and .youtube TLDs have all been included in the HSTS preload-list; as a result, popular web browsers will only connect to a webpage in one of those domains using HTTPS.
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