LL .com : United #Domains has been using UD.com for a dozen years

United Domains is an ICANN accredited domain name registrar located in Cambridge, MA., and a sister company to Sedo. Both domain industry corporations operate under the United Internet AG umbrella, which is based in Germany.

The company was founded in 2000 and it was subsidiary of Lycos Europe from 2004 until 2008. In 2009 it became part of United Internet AG.

And now for the interesting part: Since 2008, United Domains is using the premium, two letter .com domain UD.com as a URL forwarder to its main web site, UnitedDomains.com.

UD.com used as a URL forwarder to UnitedDomains.com

The domain UD.com was acquired for $99,000 dollars, according to Namebio, although the exact date listed there is inaccurate. The transaction occurred on October 10, 2008.

Who was the owner of UD.com prior to its acquisition by United Domains?

According to the historic WHOIS from DomainTools, UD.com was used by UD Incorporated, later known as Univaud, and currently known as Univa.

UD.com was registered in 2000, by a US company called United Devices.

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