When Google unveiled Project Glass, a frame of augmented reality goodness to put over your eyes, many assumed they’d eventually market it as Google Goggles. That assumption is plausible, all things considered. But you have to wonder whether Google wants to steal the name of one of its own existing products, and you have to assume that they won’t be looking at other names.
That’s where today’s story comes in: Google owns a domain that would suggest they could name it Google Eye. The domain “googleeye.com” is a domain that Google registered back in 2003. Since it isn’t a recently registered URL, it’s not guaranteed they’ll use it for the product. But why has Google been holding on to it for 9 years with no use whatsoever?
Perhaps they had a completely different project in mind that never took off. Perhaps this project was in mind but the technology just wasn’t there. There are a lot of possibilities, and the possibility that they could finally put this name to use for Project Glass just adds on to the heap.
It’s worthy to note that the domain will expire June 6th this year, but there’s no reason to believe Google won’t renew it if they’ve let it go on for this long. The name “Google Eye” would be a very good name, in my opinion. It’s simple and it pretty much fits the product without needing an explanation. What do you guys think? [Network Solutions via TechCrunch]