Saturday, November 13, 2010

Facebook acquires fb.com ahead of 'Project Titan' announcement

Facebook has acquired the domain name fb.com, in advance of its Monday event, which is widely believed to be an announcement of a Facebook webmail product, dubbed "Project Titan." Domain Name Wire was the first to note the Whois record update for fb.com.

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The Whois record for the domain name fb.com has just been updated to list Facebook as the administrative and technical contact. In addition, the domain namespace servers are now set to point to facebook.com.

It's still unclear what domain name Facebook will use for their new webmail project. However, they probably wouldn't use facebook.com as that would be used for their own internal email. Instead, fb.com would fit nicely: the fact it only takes two keystrokes is certainly a plus.

We will find out on Monday, at 10 AM PST.




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