Nice spot on ZDNet:
“Google registered thirty variations of a “syndicated search” domain on the September 15th:
What does it all mean?
Anyones guess, really. Perhaps Google just grabbed the names before someone else did. Garrett thinks it may be some form of open search service, which may allow developers to syndicate search results to be consumed by aggregators.
I can’t see any other mention of it at the moment. Something to watch out for over the next few weeks…