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8 Top Domains Owned by Disney: Go.com, ABC.com, Video.com...

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By James Iles, Mar 20, 2019
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    The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, had humble beginnings in 1923, with Walt Disney moving to Hollywood after the bankruptcy of his previous firm. Along with his brother Roy, the pair built the now world-famous company.

    With over 200,000 employees and an annual revenue of over $59 billion, Disney is now one of the largest media companies on the planet, operating a plethora of movie studios, media networks, and vacation resorts.

    The company also owns and operates a portfolio of several thousand domain names. Here are our top eight names from their portfolio, extracted using DomainIQ’s “related domains” toolkit.


    Go.com

    This two-letter .COM has been one of the main hubs for Disney traffic online since the late 1990’s. The idea was that Go.com would act as a portal, allowing visitors to easily navigate to various Disney-owned properties.

    Although the domain name is still active with plenty of content, Disney have reportedly been migrating services away from Go.com.

    As a domain name, Go.com would easily be worth a seven-figure fee. It’s an imperative two-letter domain with similar potential to the Do.com domain, which moved to China in 2018.


    Family.com

    Disney is, at its core, a family orientated entertainment company, so it makes sense that Disney owns Family.com. Archival copies of the domain’s content show that Disney was actively using the domain as far back as 1997.

    In its current guise, Family.com redirects to a Disney sub-page offering recipes, Disney crafts and more. Family.com is being put to good use by the right end user.

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    Kid.com

    Three-letter .COM’s that double up as common dictionary words are few and far between. Domains such as Fix.com, Mob.com and Say.com have all sold for six-figure fees within the past few years, meaning that the Disney-owned Kid.com is likely to be valued in a similar ballpark.

    The name is currently underutilized by Disney, however, simply redirecting to Disney’s main website.


    ABC.com

    As one of the largest media conglomerates, Disney owns a number of top brands. Among those is the American Broadcasting Corporation, which Disney merged with in the mid 1990s in a $19 billion deal.

    The domain is one of Disney’s most prized in its portfolio, used to redirect visitors to ABC’s home page. In 2015, Google announced a restructuring process that resulted in a parent company called Alphabet. Unfortunately for Google, ABC.com wasn’t available, with the company branding on ABC.xyz instead.


    Video.com

    Given Google’s strong ties with the online video industry (YouTube), Video.com may be another domain they’d like in their portfolio. However, the name sits firmly in Disney’s account and has done since the 1990s when it was used to redirect visitors to Disney’s main website.

    This is a strong, category defining domain name. Even though the video is an outdated technology in itself, the term “video” is still used abundantly to describe the popular medium.


    Dig.com

    Our second three-letter word of the list is a commanding brand name, Dig.com. Kevin Rose famously built the popular news aggregator on Digg.com, but Disney have owned Dig.com since around 2001.

    The domain, which could easily attain a six-figure sales price, currently redirects to Disney’s corporate website.


    Venom.com

    For a family-friendly brand, you may not expect Disney to have domains such as Venom.com in their portfolio. This can be explained by the fact that it is a domain that is owned by and associated with Disney’s Marvel brand, which it acquired in 2009 for around $4 billion.

    There was a movie released by Sony in association with Marvel in 2018 called Venom, but the movie’s promotional material didn’t include this strong brand name.


    Fam.com
    Our list concludes with a pronounceable three-letter .COM, Fam.com. While not as strong as Kid.com earlier in our list, Fam.com could still be a powerful brand name. The domain came into Disney’s possession after their acquisition of For Family World in 2001.

    DomainIQ’s WHOIS history tool showing that the domain only moved into Disney’s portfolio in 2013. Before that, it remained listed as owned by International Family Entertainment, Inc, a previous name for Fox Family World.
     
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    James is the lead writer for NamePros' Blog and founder of Iles Media, a domain name broker working on both acquisitions and outbound sales. For all inquiries relating to stories and interviews, please email: [email protected]

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  6. TERADOMAIN

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    Thanks for sharing
     
  7. dande

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    Only one will change someones life
     
  8. Bob Hawkes

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    Wow that is quite the set of domains! Family and Kid are great, but the ones that would really fetch a huge amount if sold are Video and especially ABC (not that they will ever let that go) and Go. Thanks for another great article, James! Was fantastic to meet you at NamesCon.
    Bob
     
  9. dande

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    Any of these names is capable of 7-figures
     
  10. Bob Hawkes

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    If they ever sold Venom (which seems as @James Iles said an unusual name) it would be interesting to see who would brand on it. It is not a natural for many, I would think. Of course it might be great for a site that covered US politics!

    Bob
     
  11. Kingslayer

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    Amazing domains, in my opinion ABC/Video and Go are the 3 main standouts.
     
  12. Mister Funsky

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    Now that the company Walt started has purchased the fox, no doubt they will get more cherry names. Go.com is the best name but they will not part with it until their bubble begins to burst.
     
  13. Rex Powers

    Rex Powers Grrr8Domains

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    I have attempted to sell them ATEAM.com....BUT NO OFFERS.....YET!
     
  14. WillW

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    When you wish upon a name.....
     
  15. dande

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    Why trying to sell them ATEAM? Anything special in it?
     
  16. FolioTeam

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    I like Go alot
     
  17. Rex Powers

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    Action Characters/MOVIES!!
     
  18. maxtra

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    Another great portfolio

    Thanks for sharing
     
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    Try Universal Studios Universal Studios is a major motion picture company and former competitor to Walt Disney. They also had a show staring George Peppard And MR T called the A-TEAM.
    Not all of Universal is now under Disney as far as i know it was split up it may well be but perhaps you just need to find some decision makers.
     
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  21. Fancy.domains

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    Yep, maybe some even close to 8-fig.

    Thanks for sharing @James Iles !
     
  22. Ostrados

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    Wooow :woot:
    go.com is my fav
     
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