The Australian publication Channelnews.com.au, just declared Donald Trump as the “World’s Biggest Owner Of Domain Names”.
Yes according to the story, The Donald only has over 3,600 domain names.
My God how did no one in the domain industry recognize Mr. Trump as owning the most domain names in the world with 3,600?
In the domain industry we know there are companies that own 1 Million + domains and many that own hundreds of thousands of domains.
Even out little company sold just 70,000 domains last year or 20X the number of domain names that the “largest holder of domain names in the world owns”.
Here is how the story goes:
“Who is the biggest owner of domain names in the USA. The answer might surprise you – but, then again. perhaps not …
It is – ah, you guessed it – Donald Trump”
“Donald and his Trump Organization have bought up more than 3600 Web addresses”
Most of the domain registrations are defensive in nature which of course all major corporations engage in.
We have called out companies over the year who failed to register a bang on domain name defensive domain registration that the companies had to go after in a UDRP because they let someone else register it.
Compare how the media covered Taylor Swift when she bought defensive .xxx, .porn and .adult domains.
She was praised for her intelligent decisions to defend her brand rather than to allow trolls to register the domains: