In today’s latest Domain Movers we detect a lot of newly purchased domain names by some of the largest companies in the world. These “new” domain names can be used in future marketing campaigns, future brands and bunch more.
Not only do we detect newly purchased domains that were owned by somebody prior, we present newly registered domain names by large companies and also domains that are just on the move in some fashion for one reason or another.
Lets get started:
CooperVision has registered the domain names ComfortDrops.com .net .biz and .info adding to its domain name portfolio of over 700 domain names. ComfortDrops.com was registered prior with Key-Systems and owned by a “Funnray” using SedoParking but the domain expired on January 4, 2014.
WorldPay UK Ltd. has registered the domain name YourWorldPay.com adding to its small domain portfolio of under 60 domains. They use WorldPay.com as there main domain name.
Bayer AG registered the domain name JoinMyAim.com adding to its domain portfolio of over 13,000 domain names. They use corporate domain name service CSC Corporate Domains.
AmericanWhisky.com has been acquired by CSC Corporate Domains client Brown-Forman Corporation. The domain name has been registered since June 16, 2002 and was owned by Protopixel Pty Ltd. with the domain being registered at Fabulous.com and parked with Fabulous prior.
Morris Communications, LLC has registered the domain name GameConstruction.com adding to its domain portfolio of over 4,700 domain names. They use the domain name Morris.com as its main domain.
Microsoft Corporation has registered the domain names HoloLensResearch.com / .net. They also registered Surface-Club.com / .net and SurfaceClub.net. They do not currently own SurfaceClub.com according to whois records but that domain is for sale and holds a Sedo.com listing with a $999 BIN.
They also registered the domain names MicrosoftProjectAtlas.com / .net
Microsoft also acquired ResearchNews.com from “Marketing Express” out of Grand Cayman who had the domain listed with DomainNameSales.com at the time. The domain transferred from Rebel.com to Dynadot.com on June 5, 2015 under privacy and on July 1, 2015 transferred to MarkMonitor and displaying Microsoft as the owners. They also acquired the domain ResearchNews.net which was owned by BuyDomains.com. The .org is for sale but currently they did not acquire that one.
Barnes & Noble which long has redirected the two letter domain name BN.com to BarnsAndNoble.com (why they do not use it as a main domain could be discussed) and also included the BN.com domain in its logo, has name servers away from mail9th1.barnesandnoble.com to Akam.net and also removed the BN.com domain from its logo. The domain still redirects to the main website.
Barnes & Noble own several great generic domain names like: Book.com, Books.com, eNews.com, FictionBooks.com, BiographyBooks, BN.tv and more.
Fi.tv has been acquired by a currently unknown MarkMonitor client. Fisher Investments own the .com and are a MM client. The domain was owned by MediaMarket.net prior.
Target Brands, Inc. registered the domain name ExpressLanePickup.com adding to its domain portfolio of over 3,000 domain names.
Electronic Arts Inc. has registered the domain name MutRewards.com adding to its 5,600+ other domain names.
Activision Publishing, Inc. has gained control over the domain name BlackOpsiii.com which is the next installment of Call Of Duty, which is set to release in November 2015. The domain has been registered since November 24, 2012 and has been owned by Marcelo Balieiro Fischer of Brazil according to whois records. The domain transferred into Dynadot (a known registrar to hide corporate domains) on April 20, 2015 under privacy. The domain has since transferred to MarkMonitor and displays Activision as the owners. BlackOps3.com was registered in 2013 and is for sale at DomainNameSales.com currently.
The games name is displayed on the cover as: Call Of Duty: Back Ops III
The official websites page title on CallOfDuty.com lists it as: Call of Duty®: Black Ops 3
Home Box Office, Inc. registered the domain names DelosCorporation.com, ThisIsDelos.com and WeAreDelos.com . HBO has also taken the domain name GirlsInProduction.com and redirects it to page showing “Making Of: Girls Season 5”. They are using Amazon hosting to do the redirect and they registered the domain in August 2013. They also redirected SiliconValleyInProduction.com to that respective page.
The Coca-Cola Company has acquired the domain name The-Bridge.org according to whois records. The domain has been registered since April 16, 2013. Coca Cola doesn’t appear to own TheBridge.com or TheBridge.org etc so this purchase currently fits in the “hmmm” category currently. The-Bridge.org was listed for sale on Afternic with a $500 make offer minimum but that listing remains.
NetNames has acquired the domain name PingIt.com from Vertical Axis. Barclays was the buyer, and they own PingIt.net and PingIt.us, which are also registered with NetNames.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation did a spin-off of Halyard Health Inc. in October 2014 and now KCC is redirecting the domain names FaceMask.com, FilterMask.com, KCHealthCare.com, LabGloves.com, NitrileGlove.com, PurpleNitrile.com and Safeskin.com to specific pages on on HalyardHealth.com. For an example, Facemask.com redirects to https://products.halyardhealth.com/childs-face-mask-disney.html . IMO that is NOT a good idea. They are redirecting to 1 product, yet 39 products exist on HalyardHealth.com when I searched that relate to different types of face masks. At a minimum, the domain should do a server side redirect to https://products.halyardhealth.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=face+mask which displays the 39 different face masks offered. LabGloves.com goes directly to HalyardHealth.com and a quick search on the website reveals… nothing. One would need to click “Products” which reverts to the sub-domain products.halyardhealth.com. Then one needs to search “lab gloves” and 14 results reveal products but several of those are “lab coats”. A quick search using “gloves” and 8 results are displayed. The domain should redirect to that search at a minimum IMO!
Several nice and useful domain names that IMO are not being used all that great!
Hayneedle Inc. which owns the domain name Telescopes.com and Binoculars.com has had those domain names transfer out of Ascio to GoDaddy and go under privacy protection. Name servers also changed at the time of the transfer. The IP address remains as Hayneedle, and the same websites prior resolve currently. It is currently not clear for the reason of this movement. Hayneedle.com remains at Ascio. Hayneedle owns about 3,800 domain names according to DomainTools.com with nearly all of them with NetNames / Ascio.
In general, Hayneedle owns many great generic product domain names like Cribs.com, DiningTables.com, Benches.com, DartBoards.com, ChristmasLights.com, Pans.com, Hammocks.com and many more.
Hayneedle’s Wikipedia page states “In the spring of 2014, all of the niche sites previously in operation under the Hayneedle, Inc. umbrella were rolled into the flagship, hayneedle.com, in an effort to offer everything home on one convenient site and further solidify the brand as a single, identifiable experience.”
Limited Stores, LLC (TheLimited.com) has registered two new domain names and those are TheNewLookOfLeadership.com and NewLookOfLeadership.com.
ResetTheRules.com |.net |.org have been registered by a currently unknown MarkMonitor client using the DnStination Inc. in whois records.
Netflix, Inc. registered the domain name NflxAdTech.com. NFLX is the stock ticker for Netflix and there is an ad:tech.
Johnson & Johnson registered the domain names FlossSampleOffer.com, FreeListerineFloss.com and ListerineFlossSample.com. According to Listerine.com, REACH floss brand has now become Listerine floss. Out of the department of WTF, J&J has not registered the domain name ListerineFloss.com as it’s available to register (I would advise you not to register it either due to the Listerine trademark) but it would be a wise and make sense domain for J&J to own with the brand switch from REACH floss to Listerine Floss.
Southwest Airlines registered several new domain names and those are: FareOff.com |.net Fare-Off.com |.net, SouthwestTransfarency.com |.net TimeForTransfarency.com |.net and Transfarency.net (they do not own the .com but it’s for sale on Sedo for $950 BIN) LowFaresNothingToHide.com |.net, DemandTransfarency.com |.net
These registrations may have something to do with the DOJ investigating potential airline price collusion that was announced recently.
WhiteSquad.com has been acquired at Sedo by a currently unknown MarkMonitor client from HugeDomains.com. The domain had a $2,095 BIN and has been registered since March 28, 2010.
OJG.com which had been registered at Internet.bs under whois privacy has transferred to MarkMonitor under the generic DnStination Inc. whois information. Name servers have been set to att.net but a website doesn’t resolve at time of publishing.
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