Yes, you read that right.
I can't say I've ever heard of this one, but apparently Google reached a settlement with Googles.com at one point. This was, according to Googles.com, a registered domain name before the days of Google.com.
A random press release came out today from Googles.com, talking about how it's looking for partners. On the site, it says:
Googles.com (Not Affiliated with Google) in a continuing effort to redesign it's existing children’s website is seeking equity partners/content providers to help develop and/or fund the relaunch of its children's website. The googles.com domain name was registered before Google.com and the opportunity to develop the children’s website utilizing the domain name googles.com is permitted pursuant to a settlement agreement with Google.
In an effort to achieve a greater children’s audience, Googles.com is seeking equity partners/content providers for this important market.
So I guess stay on the look out for Googles! Perhaps we'll get a look at some content in 2015.
It's unclear what the terms of the settlement were.
Image via Googles.com