Q.com : Single letter domain controls some pretty LONG tail ones

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Q.com

When it comes down to short domains, Q.com 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 Q.com 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 Q.com, and these are some of the longest, 12 characters and up:

tolerancenow.com
starvacation.net
spaceweekend.net
sbbeachhouse.com
galacticport.com
cooperatenow.com
spacevacation.net
preownedcisco.com
openyourminds.com
findperception.com
eyesoftheearth.com
chooseidentity.com
preownedforsale.com
discovernothing.com
choosetolerance.com
buysellpreowned.com
thinktankboulder.com
seeinperspective.com
chooseacceptance.com
buyselltradeused.com
intelligentmatter.com
choosewhatmatters.com
discoverperspective.com
preownedciscohardware.com
preownedciscoequipment.com
preownednetworkhardware.com
preownednetworkequipment.com

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 “Q.com : 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”

    >preownedcisco.com
    >preownedciscohardware.com
    >preownedciscoequipment.com

    …nothing happens. 😛

  2. DomainGang says:

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

  3. David says:

    But you reported that the company CenturyLink owns Q.com. 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:

    Q.com was a working website for Qwest Corp for it’s employees to use. When Centurylink bought out Qwest Corp., they took over the q.com name.

  7. DomainGang says:

    Tom – That’s exactly what this article says.

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