Project Titan is coming. On Monday. That’s what we’ve heard from sources with knowledge of Facebook’s secret mail project. And since we broke that news, there has been a lot of speculation about what domain Facebook might use for these new email addresses. Currently, the popular choice is fb.com. But while it seemed like Facebook acquired it earlier this year, no one knew for sure. Now it looks like we do.
As the site Domain Name Wire points out, the Whois record for the domain name has just been updated. While Markmonitor.com is still listed as the registrar name, Facebook is all over the records now as well. Most importantly, the domain namespace servers are now pointing to facebook.com. And Facebook is listed as both the administrative and technical contact.
All of this doesn’t mean that Facebook will use the domain for their mail project, of course. But the timing is interesting, obviously. AllFacebook also reports that Facebook is using fb.com internally now.
Markmonitor.com is a service used by many big-name clients to hide their domain transactions. It was thought that fb.com sold to Facebook in September, but no one knew for sure because of this mask. But the nameserver change doesn’t lie. Facebook is the father!
Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1 billion monthly active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 weeks, half of the schools in the Boston area began demanding a Facebook network. Zuckerberg immediately recruited his friends Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin to help build Facebook, and within four months, Facebook added 30 more college networks. The original...