Google acquires One World Many Stories domain for an unknown project

One World Many Stories

While Google regularly acquires domain names with ‘Google’ in them, the company occasionally purchases other domains that have no direct tie to the company’s products. 

That’s what happened earlier this month when OneWorldManyStories.com changed owners from the magical ventriloquist Steve Taylor to the search engine giant Google Inc.

Google hasn’t announced any plans for the web address, but it already has plenty of names it owns that sit unused.  So this is yet another domain that may end up collecting dust.

For those of you wondering who Steve Taylor is, he’s a magical ventriloquist who helps motivate young people to read and hosts The “One World – Many Stories” Magic & Ventriloquism Show! with Rudy O’Riley.  According to Steve’s website found at stevetaylorpro.com, he has been performing since the age of twelve and his summer shows have been sold out for the past fifteen years.

It appears the domain name may have expired, and then was acquired by Google through MarkMonitor.  I’ve reached out to Steve Taylor to find out more information.

Here’s a look at the updated Whois record.

Registrant:
        DNS Admin
        Google Inc.
        1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
         Mountain View CA 94043
        US
         +1.6502530000 Fax: +1.6502530001

    Domain Name: oneworldmanystories.com

        Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com
        Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com
        Registrar Homepage: http://www. markmonitor.com

    Administrative Contact:
        DNS Admin
        Google Inc.
        1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
         Mountain View CA 94043
        US

    Created on…………..: 2011-09-07.
    Expires on…………..: 2013-09-07.
    Record last updated on..: 2011-09-07.

    Domain servers in listed order:

    ns4.google.com
    ns2.google.com
    ns3.google.com
    ns1.google.com

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