Google Registers TeachFromHome.org & TeachFromHome.Google

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According to my morning DomainTools Registrant Monitor alert email, Google has registered the TeachFromHome.org domain name. The domain name has a creation date of March 10, 2020 and it is registered at MarkMonitor. TeachFromHome.org had initially been registered using MarkMonitor’s privacy proxy service (DNStination Inc.), but it looks like the domain name transferred to Google LLC within the last day or so. It also looks like Google registered TeachFromHome.Google as well. I did not do an extensive search to see if other related domain names were registered in addition to these two.

At the time of publication, TeachFromHome.Google does not resolve to an active website or error page. If you visit TeachFromHome.org right now, you will see a 404 error page, so whatever Google has planned for this domain name, it is not ready to go live yet:

TeachFromHome.org had been registered from 2017 – 2019, but the domain name expired in mid-2019. Using Archive.org, it would appear that the TeachFromHome.org domain name had not been used by the prior registrant. I only see one entry on Archive.org, and it has a “website expired” message from SquareSpace. I do not see any registration archives on DomainTools prior to 2017.

It does not look like Google acquired the matching .com domain name. TeachFromHome.com is owned by a different registrant. That domain name has been registered since 2004.

I would imagine that Google will be launching some sort of tool or service to help teachers and parents educate children whose schools are closed during the coronavirus outbreak. In Massachusetts where I live, quite a few school districts have closed schools, primarily to help “flatten the curve.” To avoid having children fall behind on their studies, I know that schools are working with their educators to formulate plans to teach students during this time.

A company like Google, which already offers resources for educators, can probably help teachers and parents teach their students and children from home. My guess is that TeachFromHome.org will be used for those purposes.

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