#GuardDuty : Dot .com #domain buyer already built “generic” web site

The current registrant of GuardDuty.com acquired the domain via Sedo, the day Amazon announced its Guard Duty AWS service. At that time, we speculated that the buyer could have been Amazon, that has registered AmazonGuardDuty.com. Later on, the domain was moved to Uniregistry and that meant the buyer is most likely a domain speculator. Indeed, […]

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#GuardDuty : Amazon AWS service #domain in the hands of a #domainer?

Amazon rolled out GuardDuty, an AWS service, a few days ago. As with every new product launch, it’s important to secure key domain names that would be useful when promoting a service to the general public, and to protect one’s brand. In the case of GuardDuty, Amazon appeared to have been negligent, or tardy. The […]

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Amazon’s #GuardDuty launched with no matching .com; #Sedo to claim #domain sale

When you’re as huge as Amazon is, it’s all about your brand; GuardDuty is one of the latest products in the highly profitable AWS range. It’s no secret that Amazon is making the bulk of its money from AWS, its successful galaxy of cloud services. The market place is competing against mega-retailer Wal-Mart, driving prices […]

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Bidding for Bezos : Amazon HQ2 bid by Las Vegas, uses .Vegas domain

Amazon HQ2 will be Amazon’s second headquarters in North America. The company founded by Jeff Bezos, plans to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow its second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs. Several cities have applied for the much coveted “honor” and associated growth, via a public process. Applications closed […]

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Food for thought : Amazon.com buys Whole Foods for $13.7 billion dollars

Amazon is blurring the digital and real world, announcing the acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion dollars. This massive new purchase of a real world retailer indicates the aggressive direction that Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, has designed for his company. The acquisition of Whole Foods for $42 dollars a share represents a 27% premium […]

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Do.com : Productivity software & domain now part of Amazon Chime

Amazon has acquired Do, creators of productivity software, along with the matching two letter .com domain, Do.com. The acquisition occurred in February, and the buyer was not announced at the time. According to the earlier announcement: “We’re proud to announce today that Do.com has been acquired. While we would like to share more, we will […]

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TwitchStarter : Amazon lawsuit ends bot-selling business on Twitch domains

Amazon, owners of the Twitch broadcasting network for gamers, filed a lawsuit against seven bot makers, last June. The defendants have been selling software that artificially boosts user viewer numbers on Twitch; the lawsuit alleged that the Twitch bots degraded user experience, tarnishing its brand by making it “harder for Twitch users to discover legitimate […]

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Amazon invests in .TUBE domains for content streaming

Amazon is another mega-corporation known for its investment in media-related products and services. The company founded by Internet visionary, Jeff Bezos, has become the destination of choice for consumer products. They just so happen to own Twitch TV, an online gaming stream service that they paid $970 million dollars to acquire. For reference, Twitch TV […]

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WorkMail: Amazon new service arrives without first securing the dot .com

Amazon announced WorkMail today, a hosted email service for corporations that aims at competing against Microsoft Office 365. Presented as Amazon WorkMail, the service is a secure, managed email and calendaring solution that would also compete against similar Google offerings. Naturally, Amazon secured AmazonWorkMail.com – a domain registered yesterday, according to DomainTools. Unlike Microsoft that […]

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Chinese domain squatter gets slammed over Amazon trademarks!

Sole WIPO panelist, C. K. Kwong, was right: the incorporation of words which are identical or confusingly similar to the Complainant’s said four registered trademarks consisting of or comprising the respective words “amazon”, “fire”, “kindle” and “goodreads” in the Respondent’s 14 disputed domain names within a period of 2 years from April 10, 2012 to […]

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Exclusive interview with Peter Kay, owner of Twitch.com

When we broke the news of the huge purchase of Twitch by Amazon to the domainer community, some appeared shocked by our statement that Twitch .com has become a seven figure domain name. The $970 million dollar all-cash purchase of Twitch and Twitch.tv is indisputably a punch in the face of Google, that was also […]

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Twitch .com owner hits jackpot as Amazon buys Twitch for $970 million dollars

The owner of the domain name Twitch.com hit the proverbial jackpot yesterday, as Amazon announced the acquisition of Twitch Interactive for $970 million dollars in an all-cash deal. There is one minute detail: Twitch operates from Twitch.tv. Evolving from Justin.tv, a personal broadcast medium from 2007 to Twitch.tv in February of 2014 was the result […]

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