Google PR: BGN Does Not Influence
Stefan at OgleEarth reported that Google's PR manager and chief counsel have noted that the U.S. government has never requested any name changes in their database. Go figure? They're right. A friend at the BGN told me that the BGN "is ONLY for the U.S. Government, and has never sought influence from, or, to influence commercial organizations like Google." My friend went on to say, "we would at least hope they would follow our lead though for standardization purposes." That's legitimate.