According to a recent Whois update tracked by the DomainTools Registrant Monitor, Google has acquired the Streams.com domain name. Prior to this most recent Whois change, the domain name had been registered to DNStination Inc., the privacy proxy service operated by MarkMonitor.
Jamie Zoch tweeted about the change of registrant earlier this year, and he speculated that Google might have been the buyer behind the purchase because of the nameserver settings:
Streams(.)com which was acquired in October 2017 by an unknown MarkMonitor client has set Name Servers to GoogleDomains… so owner may be revealed soon and may be Google. #streams #ai #health https://t.co/oeL3x3ZvAJ
— Jamie Zoch (@DotWeekly) January 10, 2019
With the latest Whois update, the domain name acquisition has been confirmed.
At the time of publication, Streams.com does not resolve to a working website. The registrant change could indicate the company is planning to launch something on Streams.com or otherwise use the domain name for something else in the near future. Perhaps it could even be related to the company’s recent Stadia news. It may also be nothing more than a housekeeping matter and not indicate anything is coming soon.
Whatever the case may be, Streams.com is a great domain name and it will be neat to see how Google uses it.