Domain Discoveries

Tens of thousands of domain names expire every single day. That alone is pretty interesting when you consider the $ involved in simply registering a domain name. Lets say, some 85,000 domain names (which is a pretty accurate estimate) are released from the registries each day. $10 per domain on average, for 1 year registration and that is $850,000! Now consider that many of these expired domain names have been registered for years, some even for 20+ years! Also consider … Read the rest

Apple Inc. got a lot of chatter after it was reported that they registered Apple.car but IMO, that was simply a brand protection registration. Something that wasn’t mentioned in the articles I read, was the fact that the domain name registrations took place on the first day of the Sunrise period for trademark holders. December 9, 2015. Same can be said for Apple.auto and Apple.cars, both registered December 9, 2015 on the first day of Sunrise period. I guess that … Read the rest

Here is the third installment of Domain Movers for today that I had a back log of data I wanted to share. All corporate domain movers.

TPV.com, which was owned by Sunset Publishing Corporation (Time Inc.) had the domain name switch to generic whois data at MarkMonitor, going under the name Matt Serlin / DnStination Inc. The domain name then transferred to GoDaddy.com on October 13, 2015 under privacy protection.

Time Inc. then acquired the domain name FortuneTV.com from … Read the rest

Here is another Domain Movers series that I had in my data pile and figured I would post it to the world instead of just letting the data sit around on my computer.

The following data is related to corporate domain name movements, which almost always goes unpublished unless somebody digs the data.

AstraZeneca AB has acquired the domain name LVNG.com which was parked at Sedo and used Sedo’s transfer service. The domain has been registered since January 27, 2004 … Read the rest

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