Companies That Own Keyword Domain Names

List of Companies That Own Keyword Domain Names

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In my opinion, much like sharing DN Journal’s sales chart to prospective buyers, sharing a list of companies that use or own keyword .com domain names is a good way to encourage prospects to purchase their own keyword domain names. If a company learns that larger companies are utilizing keyword domain names, they might want to acquire their own keyword domain names.

Dominic Mueller complied a list of large companies that own keyword domain names, and I believe a few others have done so as well. I was just sent a link to Domain Guardians’ website, where they have compiled an even larger list of “premium domain names owned by companies.” Their report contains nearly 400 keyword domain names owned by large companies and brands.

I listed a few others they didn’t note below:

  • Pacific Coast Feather Company – Featherbeds.com
  • Pacific Coast Feather Company – DownComforters.com
  • Dreyers – FrozenYogurt.com
  • Vail Resorts – SkiRentals.com
  • Vail Resorts – Snow.com
  • Landor – Branding.com
  • US Navy – Navy.com
  • IAC – Green.com
  • Orange – Orange.com

If you are approaching end user buyers with exact match keyword domain names, you might want to send them a link to Domain Guardians’ list to show them how other companies are using exact match domain names for their own businesses.

One tip if you do this. Make sure you actually have keyword domain names that you can compare apples to apples. Even if it’s a smaller niche industry, it’s likely important for the companies you will be pitching.


About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.


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Comments (12)

    Michael Conner

    I couldn’t agree more, it’s a great way to give potential buyers a point of reference. I frequently refer to competitors that own keyword names when dealing with buyers.

    Great post!

    November 18th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Telling buyers about the domain names owned by their competitors is a smart move.

      November 18th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Ohad Adi Weitzman

    In Marc Ostrovsky’s Book Get Rich Click there is a section on domains in which he also lists the keyword names owned by companies.

    November 18th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    rob sequin

    250 domains owned by major brands from the list I created in 2009 at my http://robsequin.com/creative-domain-marketing.htm page.

    November 18th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I thought you had created a list, but I could not find it. Thank you for sharing it. Perhaps someone can look through both lists and merge.

      November 18th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Scott Alliy

    Related story. I was in an outlet mall today. Asked a boot vendor which section Oshmans was in? No clue… Then asked how about Sports Authority? She knew instantly. Sports Authority used to be Oshmans Sporting Goods.

    Think how easy it is to lose a brand once you stop promoting it?

    November 18th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      Elliot Silver

      People only know the name of the company on their paychecks :)

      November 18th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Jakub

    any ideas what suncare.net could be worth? .com owns Johnson & Johnson…

    I still don’t know if better try to sell or develop

    November 18th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    AB

    Great topic, we’ve been compiling a similar list for .CA’s in the .CA section of DNF…

    http://www.dnforum.com/f510/can-u-add-2-list-end-users-use-canadian-generics-thread-484770.html

    And Ilze Kaulins has kept this list up-to-date on her site…

    http://excellent.ca/pressroom.php

    It’s been a fun and eye-opening exercise

    November 19th, 2012 at 8:58 am

      Elliot Silver

      Smart move. Great to know lists like these are around because when I want to share one with a potential buyer, I can never seem to find any!

      November 19th, 2012 at 8:59 am

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