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Will #Amazon give away 2-letter #domains under its desired new #gTLD?

The battle of the Amazon continues, and we’re not talking about Jeff Bezos divorcing from his wife. While Mr. Bezos gets to keep 75% of his Amazon stake, the corporate application for dot .Amazon is ongoing, a full seven years after its 2012 application. So what’s holding up the decision of granting dot .Amazon to the […]

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#Domain joint ventures : #Amazon moves HQ2 to Asheville, North Carolina

Devastating news for NYC that lost its Amazon HQ2 sponsorship; big news for Asheville, North Carolina, that will be hosting the mega-corporation’s new distribution hub. The project creates 32,000 new jobs, from floor janitors to Amazon coffee shop baristas. The news was shared on the business wire as a new, well-funded strategic partnership initiated by […]

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National Landing : Some #Amazon employees have no clue of the HQ2 chosen name!

Amazon chose the name “National Landing” for its second headquarters, located in parts of Arlington’s Crystal City and Pentagon City and Alexandria’s Potomac Yard. It seems that the official name of the HQ2 was kept a secret and even JBG Smith, a developer of high-quality, mixed-use properties in the Washington, DC market, didn’t announce the […]

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#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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