Earlier this week, Google registered a slew of .com domain names related to music and clouds.
A tipster points out that the Internet company registered names like GoogleBass.com, GoogleAlto.com, GoogleSoprano and GoogleTenor.com along with GoogleNebula.com, GoogleThunder.com and GoogleLightning.com.
None of them resolve to an actual website (at least not yet), but WHOIS searches reveal they were all registered by Google last Wednesday.
Alto, bass, soprano and tenor are of course well-known human singing voice types (although, technically, alto is not a voice type but in fact a “designated vocal line in choral music based on vocal range”). Lightning, thunder and nebula all have something to do with clouds (nebula is Latin for ‘cloud’).
A TechCrunch t-shirt if you can find more domain names Google registered on April 6.
Update: that didn’t take long. Other domains registered by Google last Wednesday: GoogleChill.com, GoogleChills.com, GoogleColossus.com, GoogleHangout.com, GoogleHangouts.com, GoogleIon.com, GoogleIons.com and GoogleSparks.com.