Cre8asite forums. Google - Urchin and GoogleAnalytics.com. [ Search Engine Optimization, Usability and Web Design. ] bragadocchio posts about a thread at Threadwatch called GoogleAnalytics.com - Urchin on it's Way?, about a new domain name that Google registered, in light of Google's purchase of Urchin.
He also links to a patent application release with Urchin's name on it at: United States Patent Application: 0050165889: "United States Patent Application" System and method for monitoring and analyzing internet traffic - this " at how data from specific users is kept together using a "Visitor Centric Data Modeling" approach. It also provides some interesting techniques for trying to identify who thoses visitors are."