Will Hiybbprqag.com Domain Really Help Google Recruit New Employees?

The screenshot below is of Google's "Jobs" page, but it can also be reached by going to hiybbprqag.com, which does a 302 redirect to the Google.com URL.Say what? And who? And why?"Hiybbprqag" is one of the nonsense words that Google used in its sting operation against Bing over the past few months. The day the […]

The screenshot below is of Google's "Jobs" page, but it can also be reached by going to hiybbprqag.com, which does a 302 redirect to the Google.com URL.

Google Jobs page

Say what? And who? And why?

"Hiybbprqag" is one of the nonsense words that Google used in its sting operation against Bing over the past few months. The day the story was published on February 1st, the same day this domain was registered. (It's also the same word that Stephen Colbert made famous on his show on February 2nd.)

The domain registrant is a Google employee working in the company's Taipei office. According to DomainTools, Chih-Chung Chang registered the domain on February 1. His name may not be familiar, but that's the same address listed on Google.com for the company's office in Taipei.

Hiybbprqag.com

Assuming this is a Google employee, we have to also assume he registered the domain on his own since it uses a personal name, not Google, as the registrant. And even though the search results pages are now filled with references to "hiybbprqag," could the domain and redirect be some kind of way to attract any engineers/programmers who are digging into Google's original experiment?

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