“”A little less than two years ago we set out to make computers much better. Today, we’re announcing the first Chromebooks from our partners, Samsung and Acer.
“These are not typical notebooks. With a Chromebook you won’t wait minutes for your computer to boot and browser to start. You’ll be reading your email in seconds. Thanks to automatic updates the software on your Chromebook will get faster over time. Your apps, games, photos, music, movies and documents will be accessible wherever you are and you won’t need to worry about losing your computer or forgetting to back up files. Chromebooks will last a day of use on a single charge, so you don’t need to carry a power cord everywhere. And with optional 3G, just like your phone, you’ll have the web when you need it. ”
“At the core of each Chromebook is the Chrome web browser. ”
“Chromebooks will be available online June 15 in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain. ”
However what Google doesn’t own at the moment is the domain name ChromeBook.com
That domain was just registered in Janaury of this year and instead of having Google prominately displayed as the owner on a domain residing at MarkMonitor, the domain name GoogleChrome.com is registered with BigRock.com under prviacy:
Domain Name: CHROMEBOOK.COM
Domain Admin (email@example.com)
ID#10760, PO Box 16
Note – All Postal Mails Rejected, visit Privacyprotect.org
Creation Date: 18-Jan-2011
Expiration Date: 18-Jan-2012
Domain servers in listed order:
As for the domain name Chromebooks.com it doesn’t appear the Google owns that one either.
That domain is registered with Name.com also under privacy although the creation date was back in 2009 for the plural:
Domain Name: chromebooks.com
Registrar: Name.com LLC
Protected Domain Services Customer ID: NCR-1025517
Expiration Date: 2011-07-08 05:43:18
Creation Date: 2009-07-08 05:43:18
REGISTRANT CONTACT INFO
Protected Domain Services – Customer ID: NCR-1025517
P.O. Box 6197
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interestingly neither name resolves so maybe Google is playing possum and really owns both domains.
Or does it?