Don’t know how much notice this has gotten, but Google owns the domain Google.org, which they intend to use for the Google Foundation, their philanthropic arm. The site right now is just a placeholder, saying:
We hope to have a lot more to share with you on this front in the coming year. Check back here for updates.Its also got this quote from founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, although how they said the same thing at the same time is a question in and of itself:
We hope that someday this institution will eclipse Google itself in overall world impact by ambitiously applying innovation and significant resources to the largest of the world’s problems.What other Google domains could we see? Google.edu, the Google School? Google.gov, for when Google takes over the government? Google.mil, for when Google builds its own army (to take on Microsoft, natch). Any others?