Google is a very strong brand, but in the Chinese market, branding the company under the letter ‘G’ may be a bit easier, especially for the mobile or newbie user. Google now owns one of the shortest possible domain names for the users in the Chinese market, G.cn.
Google says that this short domain name would help the web users in the country as they would be able to type it in fast. G.cn now redirects to Google.cn.
G.com however, leads to nothing and is owned by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.