Google is buying the domain “pirn.com”, a domain that previously belonged to the same company that owns the word “pirate”.
Google’s acquisition of “pirN.com” will allow the search giant to leverage its deep expertise in digital rights management to provide its users with the tools and services they need to protect themselves and their data from digital copyright infringement, according to a Google blog post.
Google said it would use the domain to offer customers the tools they need in order to protect their digital rights.
The company said it will continue to provide tools and solutions to users around the world, including “Pirn” as a free, cloud-based file sharing platform.
Google also confirmed that it has partnered with “PirN.net” to help provide cloud-computing services for pirN.
Google is using the domain name to offer cloud-hosting services for “pirns” for a price of $14.95 per month, a price that would likely be lower than the $9.99 per month the domain currently costs.
“Pirn.net is a popular cloud-storage service with over 6 million registered users and more than 10 million files downloaded,” the company said.
Google’s plans to purchase the domain mark the third time that the company has acquired the domain.
The company also bought the domain for $3.3m in 2008 and $5.5 million in 2011.
The purchase is not the first time that Google has bought a domain name, though.
The search giant bought the “.com” domain name in 2011 for $2.5bn.
Google acquired “.org” in 2011, but the company only ended up buying it for a mere $10m.
The “pir” suffix has come under increasing scrutiny recently.
Earlier this year, the Department of Justice asked Google to stop using the term “pirates” as part of its advertising campaign, arguing that using the word in advertisements can lead to legal action and online threats.