Facebook registers domains for something called “FB Origin” Whois record

This week, the social networking giant Facebook registered several domains for something called “FB Origin” ranging from dot-com to dot-biz.

On the same day the company held a media event where it unveiled 60 new apps that you can add to your timeline, Facebook registered,,, and even

The domains were registered through the brand protection company MarkMonitor.

I scoured through the list of new apps, looking for something with the name “Origin”, and didn’t find anything.

Though it’s only speculation at this time, with all these new domain registrations, it appears Facebook has plans to launch a new product or service called “Origin” to go along with its other services like Timeline. 

At the time of this story, none of the domains resolve to a web page.

Discussion: Techmeme, @RobinWauters, ZDNet (blog), All Facebook, Inside Facebook, Marketing Land and Ubergizmo

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[…] Summary: Why has Facebook registered domains for ‘FB Origin’? Why did the company not register domain names for ‘Facebook Origin’? Will Facebook users ever see Origin or is it just for internal use? On the same day Facebook unleashed new Open Graph apps for its Timeline profile, the company registered multiple domain names for something called “FB Origin.” A quick whois lookup shows the following six domains all belong to Facebook as of yesterday (via Fusible): […]

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