On October 29, 2007, search engine giant Google registered g.cn in China. It is the shortest domain name in the history.
Google said that this short domain name would help the web users in the country as they would be able to type it in fast.
Market analysts believed that this is one of the most interesting steps taken by the company as they aim to challenge Baidu in China market.
Google had continued to use Google.cn in China market. Currently, g.cn domain is forwarding to Google.cn domain name.
Originally Posted: China Business Daily
Author: Angulo Fu