eBates has acquired the domain name BuyNow.com from Rakuten. Rakuten purchased Buy.com in May 2010 for an estimated $250 Million and in January 2013 Buy.com was rebranded to Rakuten.com .


eBates appears to be getting ready to launch something on the newly acquired domain name BuyNow.com but currently only a Coming Soon message appears on the site.

Ebates Performance Marketing, Inc. became the owners of BuyNow.com on March 27, 2014 according to whois records.

From what I can tell, over … Read the rest

Here is another round of my company domain name movers of domains recently registered, purchased or simply moving by some of the largest companies in the world. Not a huge list today as activity seem rather slow for some reason but I was able to at least dig ups some.

Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A.

Registered the domain name BeerInControl.com

CBS Radio Inc.

Has acquired the domain name FantasyFootballRadio.com for an undisclosed amount.

The Coca-Cola Company

Has acquired the domain name Finley.comRead the rest

Amazon.com has announced a new product / service today and it’s a Square / Paypal Local competitor. Local Register is the name given to the product which first appeared on Amazon’s website yesterday (8/12/2014).


Amazon appears to have secured the exact matching domain name LocalRegister.com in the nick of time, as it appears they acquired the domain name Today (8/13/2014) which now shows Amazon as the owners and is the most recent update. The domain has been registered since 2002 … Read the rest

Paypal is in the process of rebranding its Bill Me Later® brand to Paypal Credit®. Makes sense to me, I like the Paypal Credit name because it sounds nice and it ties the service directly to the Paypal brand.

Paypal / eBay = HUGE company. Tech Company. Tons of employees. Smart people. They know what cName and A  records are, most do not.


This brings up the valid question, did anybody from Paypal, its tech team etc. try to visit: paypalcredit.comRead the rest

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