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Facebook registered a curious bunch of domain names yesterday with the moniker fBoriGin.

It's unclear what the domain names, spotted by blog ubergizmo, will be used for.

When asked by The Register about the - among others - .com, .org, .net and .co.uk registration of fBoriGin, the world's biggest social network declined to comment.

Does the word "origin" hint that Facebook could be developing a site intended for users who want to build up family trees or track down long-lost relatives?

Or, as noted by ubergizmo, the company might simply be protecting its brand from cybersquatters.

There's no record of fBoriGin on the US patent and trademark office's website. It's also unclear why Facebook capped up the letter "G" within the domain name.

Could it point to genealogy, perhaps...? ®

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