Bing’s parent has caught several social-related and short domain names lately. It appears that the tech giant is doing some kind of social-squatting. As per a report by fusible.com today, Microsoft had registered a short web address using the Chile country code domain (.cl). Bing’s parent also bought socl.com domain name this past summer, and now has turned into a shorter web address so.cl.
The future social network called socl.com was previously reported by The Verge in mid-November of this year. Then two weeks later, in early December 2011, RK Johnston, a Bing’s Test Manager, tweeted about “cool stuff” is coming shortly. With all these new development in social-squatting web addresses and insider info, we could be seeing Bing’s social network for general public soon.