Domain Movers:,, & More

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The following data is related to corporate domain name movements, which almost always goes unpublished unless somebody digs the data.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 which was parked at Sedo and used Sedo’s transfer service. The domain has been registered since January 27, 2004 and was owned by a Greg Doumanian.

General Motors LLC appears to have acquired the domain name, which was under whois privacy at GoDaddy prior but has since transferred to CSC Corporate Domains and displaying GM as the owners.

BenefitMall has acquired the domain name which was owned by Mediablue Inc prior and has been registered since May 14, 1999 and was using at the time of the transaction. has changed ownership according to whois records. The domain name was owned by Dipcon AB of Sweden and now is showing ownership by Varner Retail. This domain screams Amazon, due to its “everything from A-Z logo) so a little surprised they didn’t buy it

Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH have acquired the domain name and are redirecting the domain name to The domain name was owned by Deniz Aytekin according to whois history and was listed for sale on a stand alone for sale page., Inc. has acquired the domain name from portfolio. I would just use a sub-domain and saved some $$. has been acquired by

DeLaval International AB registered

Capita plc registered

Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC  registered

Target Brands, Inc. registered

The Absolut Company registered

ABC Inc. / Disney has acquired the domain name from a AccessEforms, LP according to whois records, which is a forms management service. The domain name has been registered since May 22, 1997.

To add to the .com domain, ABC also acquired from which had a listing price of $2,388 and has been registered since May 28, 2002.

Why did they do this? A rebranding effort for ABC Family, which will be rebranded to Freeform starting in January 2016. and a slew of other websites reported the rebranding on October 6, 2015 and that was the day prior ABC took ownership of the domain name on October 7, 2015 when it transferred to CSC Corporate domains according to whois records. It normally takes about 5 days to transfer a domain name between two registrar, which would mean the transaction may have taken place about October 2, 2015. redirects to the sub-domain name

Microsoft Corporation has moved the domain name to Hostgator hosting. This is not something I see from the company… so something is up with it. It was moved onto an IP address that holds Kumo .ca .ch .cl and a few other Microsoft owned domains like and

There is a logo and login page upon visiting but nothing else.

In 2009, Microsoft announced Kumo, which was a rebrand of its “Live Search”. A screenshot in that 2009 article, looks very similar to Bing today. Microsoft has allowed the search engine software Kumo trademark to lapse but several Kumo trademarks exists by others, but I didn’t see any new or recent filings.

The domain name is still on Hostgator hosting but whois is now showing, Inc as the owners of the domain name, so it appears Microsoft has sold The website resolves, but is broken for me. has been sold by Frank Schillings Name Administration Inc. The domain name had a listing price of $78,000 and has moved to hosting but a site doesn’t resolve yet. MOUNTRIGI MANAGEMENT GROUP, LTD. were the buyers according to whois records.

Hasbro has registered the domain name

Reddit Inc. has launched a new standalone website called The domain name came out of privacy protect from 1&1 and transferred to Gandi SAS on April Fools day, 2015!

Since the domain name came out of privacy protection, it makes it harder to tell if they owned it while under privacy protection or not. The domain has been under privacy protection since around when it was created on July 9, 2007. When did Reddit acquire it is the question.

Kraft Heinz Foods Company has officially taken control of which it won in a UDRP.

Uber Technologies, Inc. has acquired the domain name The domain was registered on April 7, 2014 by Lin Zongxing of China.

ABC, Inc. registered the domain name adding to the 16,000+ domain name portfolio owned by the company.

Ebay Inc. registered the domain name then 3 days later registered the .net, .org, .info, .biz and .us domain names.

Amazon Technologies, Inc. registered the domain name

Thomson Reuters Holdings Inc., owners of MarkMonitor, have listed the domain name for sale, which has been registered since February 22, 1996. The domain name has a for sale lander on it. They have also done the same on

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