* Google’s name origins go all the way back to 1997 and a name brainstorming session between the two graduate students Sean Anderson and Larry Page in the Computer Science Building at Stanford University. Sean came up with the name googolplex, which Larry then shortened to googol.
Later on, while checking if the domain googol.com was available for use, Sean mistakenly searched for google.com. Not only was the domain still free, Google was also unanimously agreed upon as the better name choice and eventually registered as a domain on September 15, 1997. One year later, on September 27, 1998, the website was finally launched.