Should've googled it first! BMW owns Alphabet.com and has no plans to sell it to Google's new parent company
BMW owns a company called Alphabet and describes website as active
Google's umbrella company does not own the @alphabet twitter handle
Google has rebranded as Alphabet, bringing its many subsidiaries under one umbrella organisation.
But it has already run into a snag with its new name, as reports emerged car manufacturer BMW owns the domain Alphabet.com - and it has no plans to sell up.
The German car maker owns a fleet services company called Alphabet and has described its website as 'very active
'We are not planning to sell the domain,' a BMW spokeswoman told the New York Times yesterday, and the company is looking into whether any trademark infringement has taken place.
The website Alphabet.com has been down since the New York Times report was published due to the extra traffic it is receiving.
Google's new umbrella organisation does not own the @alphabet twitter handle either, with its owner - Chris Andrikanich - tweeting: 'Well, that was an interesting way to end a Monday...' after the announcement from the search giant.