BODIS : Single letter domain controls some pretty LONG tail ones

When it comes down to short domains, is above ultra-premium; both single letter AND of the “Chinese premium” variety.

Whether it’s worth seven figures or more, it’s impossible to assess, as it’s owned by mega-corporation, CenturyLink, formerly known as Qwest Communications.

The domain was created in 1999, after at least 7 years of being reserved by the IANA.

As a premium, single letter .com domain, it’s interesting that it’s also being used to manage other domains, considerably longer in size.

About three dozen domains are managed by an email address under, and these are some of the longest, 12 characters and up:

For what it’s worth, CenturyLink controls more than 3,600 domain names, and many aren’t pointed anywhere.

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7 Responses to “ : Single letter domain controls some pretty LONG tail ones”
  1. David says:

    “When One Fortune 500 Company Squats on Another Fortune 500 Company’s Intellectual Property”


    …nothing happens. 😛

  2. DomainGang says:

    David – The email isn’t necessarily that of the company. 😉

  3. David says:

    But you reported that the company CenturyLink owns Therefore, the associated email is also owned by them, and as such, they’re squatting on Cisco. 😉

  4. DomainGang says:

    David – Example: Suppose I work for Microsoft and use my work email to register domains, that’s risky in certain ways but not for the sake of registering them.

  5. David says:

    Gotchya. Should’ve done a whois on them before jumping to that conclusion. I initially thought that they were registered to the email with the company also being the registrant – administrative or otherwise; though, no other connections to be found other than CenturyLink employing a squatter. 😛

  6. Tom S says: was a working website for Qwest Corp for it’s employees to use. When Centurylink bought out Qwest Corp., they took over the name.

  7. DomainGang says:

    Tom – That’s exactly what this article says.

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