Back in June 2011, DotWeekly editor Jamie Zoch spotted a change in the Whois records of the domain name Wallet.com. Jamie speculated that either Zynga or Google was the buyer of the domain, which was privately registered making it difficult to know the owner’s identity.
As of today, the buyer is no longer a secret, thanks to another change in the Whois records.
Whois Privacy was removed this week from Wallet.com revealing Google Inc. as the official owner, who paid an undisclosed amount of money for the name.
When you type wallet.com into your browser, you are taken to google.com.
In May 2011, Google announced Google Wallet, a mobile app that allows users to make their phone a virtual wallet. The web address for the site is <www.google.com/wallet>.