It started with Moniker, is reporting some domains stolen via Network Solutions ( and and now this morning (owned by Network Solutions) sent out an email about a cyber attack:

We have recently identified malicious activity affecting a limited number of customers. Your account has been identified as possibly vulnerable to malicious cyber-attacks, due to a weak password. As your provider, is committed to maintaining the highest possible security for your services. In order to proactively

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Welcome to another domain name diggings from DotWeekly Discoveries which I scour hundreds of thousands of domain names and pick out domains that have been registered, purchased or simply moving by large companies for one reason or another. The domains often lead to very early discoveries….

Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Appears to have purchased the domain name around June 21, 2013 from . The domain was registered at GoDaddy and transferred to the domain registrar MarkMonitor in December 2013 … Read the rest

Amazon has purchased the 3 letter dot com domain name from Mike Cohn of Light Industries. The sale price is currently unknown but I’m going on a limb and thinking it was six figures!

Amazon appears to have purchased on or about June 30, 2014 with a secret domain buyer. Amazon launched the KDP on September 3, 2014 and has just recently revealed they purchased the 3 letter domain and now redirect to as they do … Read the rest

Early last week I ran into a domain name and after doing some digging, ran into some more interesting domain names listed for sale. Upon my further digging, I ran into the Afternic listing page for DnStinations.

DnStinations is a commonly used “generic” whois information for clients of corporate domain name registrar MarkMonitor, often listed as DnStinations Inc. in whois.

I reached out to Matt Serlin, VP of Domain Management at MarkMonitor early last week, but sadly he didn’t reply … Read the rest

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