Earlier this year in Topeka, Kansas, the mayor declared that the city would be called “Google” in an attempt to get the attention of the company who is looking for a test market for it’s Gigabit fiber optic network. In response to this, today the search giant Google announced that they would be changing their name to Topeka. Is Google really changing its name to Topeka or is it just Google’s April Fools? The company has already announced plans for how it will implement the new name:

“Correspondence to both our corporate headquarters and offices around the world should now be addressed to Topeka Inc., but otherwise can be addressed normally. Google employees once known as “Googlers” should now be referred to as either “Topekers” or “Topekans,” depending on the result of a board meeting that’s ongoing at this hour. Whatever the outcome, the conclusion is clear: we aren’t in Google anymore.”

Such a huge branding change is leading people to believe that Topeka is Google’s April Fools joke. In previous years, Google has celebrated the prank-filled holiday by announcing a joint project with Virgin Group to create a human colony on Mars and a new intelligence boosting drink called Google Gulp. They also announced a service called Gmail Paper which allowed you to print out your emails and send them to you via traditional (snail) mail. The question still remains though, is Google really changing its name to Topeka? The answer should be staring you in the face if you have been following technology news on April 1st.