07|18|2011 05:20 pm EDT
After Google launched the goo.gl URL shortener in 2009, they have just announced that they will be using g.co as an official shortcut for their own websites. goo.gl will remain as is. The purchase price has not been revealed. The registry also announced that 500startups.com has acquired and will be using 500.co going forward. Currently the domain just redirects to 500startups.com.