Sallie Mae & PNC Get an F

Sallie Mae & PNC Get an F


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I was checking out the Whois information for a couple of education related domain names, and I came across and Somewhat surprisingly, these domain names appear to be owned by financial giants PNC and Sallie Mae (or a related company). It’s a smart move to own great domain names like these.

PNC Bank is the registrant of, and Student Loan Funding Resources, LLC (with a Whois contact email is the registrant of the singular Unfortunately, neither of these great assets are currently resolving to any type of website. They aren’t even being used for forwarding purposes to these companies’ primary websites. shows that both domain names had once been used. The most recent screenshot for shows the website was in use in 2011. The most recent screenshot for shows that the website was in use in February of 2013. I don’t know why these great descriptive domain names aren’t currently resolving though.

These domain names are each worth quite a bit of money, and I am surprised they aren’t being utilized by their owners.

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Comments (6)


    simple mktg strategy

    Large companies doesn’t need help to promote themselves, they are focused only on preventing others from entering their sectors.

    And they do it in any way, even the most disgusting

    June 11th, 2013 at 11:35 am


    Good Article!

    June 11th, 2013 at 11:10 pm


    Nice article,I have a very generic domain name that I want to sell to a bank. Any advice Elliot,know any domain brokers that deal with education DN?

    July 3rd, 2013 at 12:32 am

      Elliot Silver

      Ryan Colby of Domain Holdings had asked me about education domain names last week.

      July 3rd, 2013 at 8:39 am


    Thanks Elliot. Elliot checkout Discover is now using the domain name. Such a great name.

    July 3rd, 2013 at 8:14 pm


    Elliot did you checkout is now using the domain name. That’s a great domain name.

    July 8th, 2013 at 1:23 am

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