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The launch of the Nexus One handest yesterday was Google’s iPhone moment. Heck, even Andy Rubin – the genius behind Android – is being talked about as if he were The New Steve Jobs.

So this was a very important moment. The world continues to compare and contrast the Nexus One and the iPhone, and argue about whether Apple is competing with Google, or not.

So you would think that Google might have bought the domain NexusOne.com. Wouldn’t you?

But no – that domain is owned, or at least redirects to, a mining equipment company in the Phillipine, Supra Systems. A one Peter Villanueva appears to be the owner of the domain.

Although I daresay most will be able to find the handset on a search engine, this seems like a bit of an oversight. Just slightly.

  • http://blog.rajatpandit.com rp

    lulz! EPIC FAIL!

  • http://www.twitter.com/andrewcocks Andrew Cocks

    Haha. I checked @nexusone on twitter yesterday (still not them, but claimed) but I didn’t think to check the obvious! Silly.

  • Hunter Gillane

    Did they release the name before the announced the phone in December? Seems hard to believe they would have. In that case this guy already had it and undoubtedly wanted an absurd amount of money to give it up.

  • http://tobiasbischoff.com Tobias Bischoff

    No need for google to own that domain, they can just remove it from the index or make it rank super-bad. they are google.

    • http://piss.com Piss

      and now that they are in the DNS business, they can even redirect all its traffic to themselves… ja!

  • john

    It was on available for $1000 in feb 08 ..

  • Daniel Braithwaite

    More importantly though, the name is awful. I like sci-fi as much as the next man but we are not on deep space nine and it is a phone not a spaceship. In fact all android names are crap, apart from the first one which unfortunately is itself quite crap. I do love android though :)

  • http://www.eurodroid.com/2010/01/google-gets-cease-desist-letter-over-nexus-one-name-from-philip-k-dicks-estate/ Google gets “Cease & Desist” letter over “Nexus One” name, from Philip K. Dick’s estate » EURODROID – Google Android phone news

    […] Philip K. Dick’s estate Amazing news. It’s bad enough that Google failed to register the domain NexusOne.com, but today the Telegraph is reporting the estate of sci-fi author Philip K. Dick has requested the […]

  • http://techfilipino.com TechFilipino

    LOL! a Filipino hitting Google hard

  • John Miller

    It does seem a massive oversight!

    I notice they don’t even own neuxusonemobilephone.com or nexusonephone.com

    I thaink someone will get sacked

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  • pete

    It seems to re-direct to random sites each time you hit it

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