Google to Encourage Americans to Get Online

By: Bill Hartzer - June 17, 2011

As you may or may not know, I usually monitor the domain name purchases of some of the major online retailers and web properties. Certain domain name purchases catch my eye, and I try to post about it when something noteworthy is in the works. Usually, when someone has plans for something, they will purchase the domain name related to the new product or service–and companies planning big campaigns or products and services are no different.

In an interesting move, Google has purchased a bunch of domain names related to encouraging people to get online. This large purchase of 45 domain names today includes names such as,, and The list of domain names purchased today by Google indicate to me that they’re planning some sort of nationwide campaign to encourage Americans to “get online”. But, of course, this is all just speculation on my part.

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The list of domains that include “get online” tends to be centered around the individual States. But in some cases, Google has combined certain markets, such as the “Carolinas” and “Dakotas”. Noticeably absent are certain States such as Texas.

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Bill HartzerBill Hartzer currently is the President of, a Strategic Online Marketing Consultancy that includes services such as search engine optimization, social media marketing, and online reputation management. Bill Hartzer formerly managed the Search Engine Marketing division of Vizion Interactive and MarketNet, leading interactive marketing and website design firms in the Dallas, Texas area.

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  • Aaron

    Maybe they’re planning versions of what they’re doing in Canada (, Australia ( and Ireland?

  • Guillaumeb

    I guess it’s more a preparation for their future optical fiber network currently under work

  • Aviran

    We already heard about Google wanting to get a whole city online, for free.

  • fahad