Google Fails to Renew GrandCentral.com
By on May 21st, 2008

The one who tells us to keep our domains registered for more than a year apparently forgot to do it themselves.

Miserably Google guys forgot to update their own acquisition GrandCentral.com, check out the screenshot below, and to top it they apparently forgot their own teachings to not update a domain for only one year.

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Pic Credit: [TechCrunch]

The domain actually expired yesterday and is down for most of the US users was renewed as I wrote this post.

If you do not believe the above snapshot here is a recently take snapshot which can also be obtained using who.is records of GrandCentral, in the new snapshot you will clearly see the domain was updated today and the biggest mistake the Google guys committed was to update it only for a year. Come on folks with the billions you have what’s the problem for updating it for 10 years, or does this mean that Google is planning to do away with GrandCentral.com and bring it under Google services just like they did with Writely and other domains? Quite a few questions to be asked with this step.

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What is GrandCentral?

GrandCentral doesn’t replace your phones; we just link them together and help them do more. How do we do that? We give people One Number…for LifeTM – a number that’s not tied to a phone or a location – but tied to you.

With GrandCentral, you can be reached with a single number, answer a call at any phone you want, seamlessly switch phones in the middle of a call, and even know whether a call is important before you take it.

Via: [TechCrunch]

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    Although those shots are genuine, I wouldn’t always believe whois, I’ve a few domains I won and are I know are up to date but the whois shows otherwise.

    • Keith Dsouza

      Well yes everything in this world can be wrong, but as I had pointed out the renewal date shows that the domain was updated on May 21st 2008 actually.

 
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