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  1. JudgeMind

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    Here is a sample of a few leaders
    and the additional websites they own.

    Amazon
    Audible.com | Clothing.com | Fabric.com | Goodreads.com | Zappos.com | WholeFoodsMarket.com | and more...

    AT&T
    FastAccess.com | Mobile.com | WebHosting.com

    CBS
    Auctions.com | Builder.com | Buying.com | Computers.com | Gaming.com | Help.com | Kids.com | Marketplace.com |
    News.com | Radio.com | Search.com | Shopper.com | Store.com | TV.com | and more...

    Citi group
    Finance.com | Mortgage.com | StudentLoan.com

    Condé Nast
    Brides.com | Concierge.com | Glamour.com | Gourmet.com | NewYorker.com | Style.com | Wired.com

    Disney
    Go.com | Family.com | Kid.com | Video.com

    Expedia
    HomeAway.com | Hotels.com | Hotwire.com | Trivago.com | Trover.com

    Fidelity
    401k.com | Funds.com | Retire.com

    Getty Image
    FreeImages.com | iStockPhoto.com | Photos.com

    GSK
    GlaxoSmithKline

    Asthma.com | Bipolar.com | ColdSore.com | Depression.com | Diabetes.com | Heartburn.com | Reflux.com |
    SkinInfection.com | ToothBrush.com

    Honda
    Motorcycles.com | Scooter.com

    Intuit
    Banking.com | Payroll.com

    Johnson & Jonhson
    Baby.com | Cancer.com | Cholesterol.com | GetWell.com | Hepatisis.com | Obesity.com | Pregnancy.com |
    WomansHealth.com

    Kraft
    Beverages.com | Bologna.com | Dessert.com | Dinners.com | EatingHealthy.com | LowFat.com | Mayonnaise.com |
    Pickles.com | Puddings.com | Sauces.com

    P&G
    Cavities.com | Clean.com | Condition.com | Conditioner.com | DentalCare.com | Dentures.com | Dishes.com |
    Laundry.com | Nails.com | ShowerGel.com | Tissue.com | Toothpaste.com | Towels.com

    SalesForce
    Data.com | Database.com | Desk.com | Force.com | Site.com | Social.com | Work.com

    Unilever
    Eat.com | PeanutButter.com | Sauce.com | Softener.com | Soup.com | Surf.com
     
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    Amazing overview, thanks for sharing! :)
     
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    A few extra Unilever: whitenow.com , ponds.com , suave.com , liptonicetea.com , lipton.com , lux.com , becel.com + 200s more
     
  4. mems

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    94 Companies Who Understand Domain Names.

    1. Advance.com — Acquired by Advance Publications, Inc. The perfect domain name especially for such a huge company who owns titles such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Gentlemen’s Quarterly (GQ), Architectural Digest (AD), The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, and Wired.

    2. Arrive.com — Acquired by ParkWhiz as a rebrand to Arrive. Love it when companies go from zero to hero. The ParkWhiz name does nothing for me. Arrive is awesome and you can bet more VC’s will now take their call based on name only. They have arrived.

    3. August.com — acquired by smart home company August. Fantastic branding with a word everybody knows. Think about it — for 30 days every year the entire world is saying your brand name. You brand on a word like this and losing is your fault.

    4. AWS.com — acquired by Amazon. Imagine the customer service emails from people saying they went to AWS.com and couldn’t find anything. Now they can. Time is money.

    5. Buffer.com — acquired by Buffer. Final upgrade from bfffr.com -> bufferapp.com -> buffer.com. Read the story here. It’s worth the font.

    6. Bungalow.com — acquired by Bungalow. A real estate company who upgraded from livebungalow.com. If you have to ask why just stop reading now.

    7. Blend.com — acquired by Blend, a company focused on Better Lending. Get the play on words here? Awesome brand name.

    8. BMT.com — acquired by Bryn Mawr Trust. A 3 letter .com matching your brand can almost never lose. Upgrade from bmtc.com — sure it’s technically the Bryn Mawr Trust Corporation but no one cares if you are an inc, corp or llc. Match the brand you advertise, not the name on your bank account. Really good upgrade here.

    9. Cabbage.com — common sense acquisition by Kabbage. Proper spelling is always good to have except when you’re President. Then it doesn’t matter.

    10. Casper.com — acquired by Casper Mattress Company. Serious upgrade from caspersleep.com and now the coolest ghost around.

    11. Carrot.com — acquired by OnCarrot. What does On Carrot even mean? Great upgrade. Your customers, staff and Bugs Bunny should be proud!

    12. Chewy.com — acquired by Chewy. The killer startup PetSmart paid $3.35 Billion for.

    13. Chivalry.com — acquired by Chivalry, a company offering “Amazing Relationships Through Amazing Experiences”. Personally I would have rather seen a good scotch buy this one.

    14. Close.com — acquired by Close.io. They know how to close!

    15. Common.com — acquired by Common Living, a co-living company. “Private rooms and beautiful shared spaces in friendly homes.” Another great upgrade to the matching .com domain.

    16. Compass.com — acquired by real estate company Compass. Slogan is “Let us guide you home”. Is there a better real estate brand? The upgrade from domain doesn’t matter. Perfect. Just Perfect.

    17. Copper.com — acquired by ProsperWorks as a re-brand. I won’t explain why they re-branded, you can read it here. It’s everything a re-brand should be.

    18. CT.com — acquired by Cointelegraph, a leading provider of cryptocurrency news. Only 676 two letter .com’s exist. Go Bitcoin!

    19. DCC.com — acquired by Davies Collison Cave in 2017. Awesome upgrade, many typos of Davies and Collison is just a colossal cluster-fudge of a word. Money well spent.

    20. Deserve.com — acquired by the co-founder of SelfScore as a new brand. Perfect name for credit services. We all deserve more credit. They are making it happen.

    21. Discord.com — acquired by Discord. Basically Skype for gamers, only 100x better. The definition of discord is a “disagreement between people”. Today it’s a verb for unicorn.

    22. Doc.com — acquired by Docademic, say that three times.

    23. DropBox.com — acquired by Dropbox. Not a one word but a great upgrade from the getdropbox.com domain. Let’s put this very bluntly. If your domain name starts with “get” you almost always need the better one. It makes you look like an ad all day long. How many ads do you like?

    24. Duck.com — acquired by DuckDuckGo, even when you thought Duct Tape could win every time.

    25. DXL.com — acquired by Destination XL. Common sense upgrade for a public company especially when branded as DXL. Again, match the brand you advertise, not the name on your bank account. Awesome upgrade here.

    26. EEN.com — acquired by Eagle Eye Networks. The thing about this one for me is I would trust a company who owned EEN.com much more than a company who operates on some version of eagleeyenetworks.com or similar. The 3 letter tells me you are real. The long URL tells me I need to do some homework. Yes, you can buy trust with a domain. You can also question that trust with the wrong one.

    27. Enhance.com — acquired by a UK Hosting company. Looks like a small company (I think) but the new domain name makes them look HUGE. That’s a real ROI.

    28. Equality.com — acquired by Salesforce. One of the most important words today. This acquisition is more than just a fantastic domain. It‘s a key story telling asset for employees, applicants, competitors and more.

    29. Facebook.com — acquired by Facebook. Not a one word but Watch the movie — Justin Timberlake says it all.

    30. Fallout.com — acquired by Bethesda Softworks for their Fallout game which is much better than using Fallout4.com since the latest version is Fallout 76 and 15,987 more versions seem possible.

    31. FireFly.com — acquired by Firefly Space Systems. A much better domain name than FireFlySpace.com and one companies like this and this entirely missed the shuttle on.

    32. Fortnite.com — acquired by Epic Games in 2013. Great upgrade from the FortniteGame.com domain. Value today? Who knows, probably a Gatrillion V-bucks.

    33. Freedom.com — acquired by Freedom Mortgage. Not only does the domain match the brand but what better domain to sell the American dream on? Freedom is not free and neither was the domain name - $2,000,000.

    34. Grab.com — acquired by GrabTaxi Holdings Pte. Ltd. from Singapore. Basically one of the ride-sharing power companies who traditional taxi companies like to scream at for being better, more convenient and a hell of a lot cleaner. You know, like people really want those things.

    35. Handle.com — acquired by Debt Collection Company Handle. Automatically provides brand authority and class to a rather negative industry. I love this one. I mean who better to “handle” your debt receivables. And, even better, an upgrade from the (yucky) handle.us domain name.

    36. Ice.comIntercontinental Exchange paid $3.5M for this domain name in 2018. It’s a whole lot cooler than TheIce.com

    37. Insider.com — great acquisition by Business Insider. They have multiple brands with the word “Insider” attached. If you are going to spend millions branding around a word take note — own the word.

    38. Instagram.com — acquired by Instagram. Not a word (real brand). Point is they started on instagr.am, don’t get me started on hacks.

    39. Invision.com — acquired by Invision which is only logical as an upgrade from Invisionapp.com. They are so much more than an app.

    40. Jump.com — acquired by JUMP Bikes. One of my favorite all time acquisitions and now they can Jump anything not just bikes.

    41. Knock.com — acquired by Knockaway, Inc. as an upgrade from Knockaway.com. Watch this company.

    42. LA.com — acquired by Tribune Publishing when they owned the Los Angeles Times. Unclear whether the domain name name went with the sale of the Times to Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. WHOIS still shows Tribune as the owner and the domain has the same coming soon page on it. Time will tell.

    43. Ledger.com — acquired by Ledger SAS. Logical upgrade from ledgerwallet.com because again, they are more than just a wallet.

    44. Lightning.com — acquired by Salesforce. A company who consistently gets domain names. They own work.com, data.com and many more. The Tampa Bay Lightning never stood a chance.

    45. Lola.com — acquired by Lola, a corporate travel company. When you are trying to compete with and/or secure giants the right name will help. Never underestimate how many doors a great domain can open.

    46. Magnolia.com — acquired by Magnolia Market. Fantastic domain. Great flowers are almost always great brands.

    47. Marcus.com — acquired by Marcus by Goldman Sachs. If Goldman is involved you pretty much can expect the best domain. Take lead from those who rule the world.

    48. Marshalls.com — acquired by The TJX Companies. Seller was UK Superbrand Marshalls Mono Ltd. Finally some good news for America. I mean really, who hasn’t visited Marshalls.com looking for the blue-light specials. Or maybe that’s K-mart. I have no idea.

    49. Monday.com — acquired by Monday, a company transforming the way teams work together. Almost $100M raised to date, meaning you are never getting the domain name for a whole lot more than that.

    50. Mya.com — acquired by conversational ai company MYA Systems. Upgrade from hiremya.com. Not having Mya.com is almost like Apple not having Siri.com. If you are going to give your ai a personal name buy the exact domain!

    51. NWM.com — acquired by NatWest Markets. NatWest is owned by the RBS Group (Royal Bank of Scotland) who owns RBS.com so keeping with the family tradition this only makes sense.

    52. Onyx.com — acquired by Onyx Enterprises their slogan says it all. “We are Onyx”. Yep. You are not ONYXwhateveryouwerebefore.com. Why? That’s what you are telling everyone!

    53. Packet.com — acquired by Packet Networks. An upgrade from Packet.net thank be da heavens.

    54. Pitch.com — acquired by German startup Pitch. Homepage reads “The future of presenting starts here.” Says enough to me. Perfect domain name. After all, how less professional do gopitch or pitchapp or pitchworld sound? If you want to learn how to Pitch then Pitch sounds like THE expert. You can’t buy that kind of authority. Oh wait, you can — with the best domain name!

    55. Pilot.com — acquired by Pilot, a bookkeeping service. Who would you trust more with your bank statements? Someone with a super name like Pilot.com or someone with a second tier name. All things equal, a one word .com will likely win every time.

    56. Presto.com — acquired by Presto, a company who digitizes the dining room for restaurants. Great domain name.

    57. Prime.com — acquired by Amazon. Need I say more?

    58. Pro.com — acquired by a Home Services company. Seriously would you hire a contractor from Pro.com or Rocco123.com? The name gets them business. Rocco makes you consider insurance.

    59. Purple.com — acquired by Purple Innovation, LLC (the Purple Mattress Company). Upgrade from onpurple.com. With $1,000, $2,000 and $3,000 products you don’t want consumers typing in the most obvious domain version of your brand only to find competition. Secure the domain!! My guess is the ROI earned from owning this domain name has already returned the purchase price and more. Going forward the registration costs are $10 a year. Win-Win-Win.

    60. Sierra.com — another acquisition by TJX companies to match their exact brand names. An upgrade from SierraTradingPost.com. This Management team gets it.

    61. Sportsmans.com — acquired by Sportsmans Warehouse as an upgrade from SportsmanWarehouse.com. Warehouse always sounded cheap to me. I may even visit now. Who am I kidding? If there is no room service I’m not going.

    62. Swarm.com — acquired by Swarm Fund, a crypto company using the swarm.fund domain name. Amazing domain name.

    63. Rain.com — acquired by Rain Autonomics. Upgrade from Rainnet.com which is probably the worst suffix around. Is it Rainnet.com or Rain.net? Good news is they bought Rain.net also in the same deal.

    64. Rock.com — buyer still unknown. I hope it’s Dwayne Johnson but highly doubtful. He’s the only one who deserves this domain.

    65. Ring.com — acquired by smart home / doorbell company Ring. Founder Jamie Smirnoff paid $1M for the domain name, later estimating the name turned out to be worth between $30 million and $50 million to the company. He sold Ring for over $1B to Amazon, he would know.

    66. Snap.com — acquired by Snapchat. Perfect acquisition, especially when they define themselves as “a camera company” not a chat company. Think about what you do and want to do. If removing a word means also removing boxing your brand in then hey, it’s probably worth jumping on.

    67. Square.com — acquired by Square, one of the largest payment processing companies in the US. They still use squareup.com as the public site but we all know that will likely eventually change.

    68. Sandbox.com — acquired by a large full-service design agency this domain is perfect. High end design is killer competitive. Owning sandbox.com is already an ice breaker for pitches and sometimes it’s that ice-breaker which wins the account.

    69. Super.com — acquired by The Super! Fund. Solid acquisition and certainly the best domain for their brand.

    70. Surround.com — acquired by Bitfury Group Limited. All I know is they work with music and automatically I think they are pros. Any conference they attend people will now comment on this name. Can you do that with your brand? Probably not.

    71. Trailblazer.com — acquired by Salesforce. Trailblazer is a key word for Salesforce developers and partners. When almost 200,000 people come to your hometown every year for a conference built around Trailblazing you really should own the .com. If not for you, for them. Well done.

    72. Tree.com — acquired by LendingTree. Fantastic move. The brand LendingTree already has billions of goodwill but the company is also highly invested in the word Tree. Registered marks include InsuranceTree, DegreeTree, ServiceTree, TuitionTree and more. Again, when you are building around a word — buy the word!

    73. Tesla.com — acquired by Tesla Motors. Even with rocket ships and gazillions it doesn’t mean you get your best domain. The word Tesla is actually a last name and many companies use Tesla in their company name. Some as homage to Nikola Tesla, the renowned Serbian inventor. Elon Musk finally acquired this for a reported $11M after 10 years of trying. Persistence pays. Wait, Musk just made another $11m since I started typing. What does money really matter anyway?

    74. TN.com — acquired by Tuft & Needle. Another player in the billion dollar mattress business. That’s three on this list.

    75. Triangle.com — acquired by Canadian Tire. Perfect addition for their Triangle Rewards program. Note that selling off a rewards program to a third party does happen and having such a great domain likely adds value if the time ever comes. Plus when companies like Square.com and Box.com have become a hit why not acquire a primary shape if you can.

    76. Tube.com — The fact that Amazon acquired this domain name instead of YouTube makes me question who is in charge of YouTube domains. This domain probably gets millions of natural visitors a year (people typing it in). At the very least, it’s a name you don’t want a competitor with gazillions to have. First world problems I know.

    77. Turbo.com — acquired by Intuit. Basically a financial planner system branded like TurboTax. Intuit owns TurboTax so this a great acquisition. However, the whole branding and lookalike logos make it pretty confusing. I would imagine many consumers think Turbo is TurboTax and TurboTax is Turbo. Whatever, they make billions every year and I’m not getting paid for these words. Rock on.

    78. Twitter.com — Acquired by Twitter. Upgrade from original domain name twttr.com. WTF was that? But hey, now they are billionaires and you (and I) are not. Who’s really winning?

    79. UI.com — acquired by Ubiquity Networks. Like you need a reason not to shorten Ubiquity. I’m not going to look at what they previously used. It sucked compared to UI.com. Well done.

    80. URW.com — acquired by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. Why? Do I really need to explain the tsunami of typos with any other domain name option for these 3? I mean it’s bad enough employees have to say all of these but imagine the time wasted trying to spell email addresses? URW.com could have been a billion dollars. Worth every penny.

    81. User.com — Acquired by UserEngage as an upgrade from UserEngage.com

    82. Valley.com — acquired by Valley National Bank. Not only is this domain name one of the best around it’s also a great upgrade from the three word valleynationalbank.com domain. A real bonus is now those customers sending [email protected] loan documents may actually get them to the right place. Any financial services company should learn from this one. If you want to be the best get the best. New companies like RobinHood, n26, Simple and more are kicking butt at branding. Valley just got a lot cooler, you probably didn’t.

    83. View.com — acquired by View as an upgrade from the viewglass.com domain. View has raised almost $2B in funding so far. Whatever they paid for view.com was worth securing their word on the net forever and not boxing the brand in to just glass.

    84. Vicarious.com — acquired by Vicarious, a company focused on developing artificial general intelligence for robots. Fantastic, powerful, abstract word. Backers are pretty cool also like Bezos, Zuckerberg, Samsung, Khosla and more. Robots got game.

    85. Visible.com — acquired by Visible, a phone service in an app. I don’t get this one nor the word’s connection to cellular service. Whatever, it’s short and sweet. Anytime in doubt just remember somebody pitched a script called Sharknado and today there is the original Sharknado movie, Sharknado 2: The Second One, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming and The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time. Go Visible Go!

    86. Visor.com — acquired by an online personal tax advisor company, Visor. Previously used the myvisor.com domain. Great upgrade.

    87. Vivo.com — acquired by the China’s Vivo Mobile Communication Co. Monster sale at $2,100,000 by a monster company and a great upgrade from vivoglobal.com

    88. Walker.com — acquired by Walker Manufacturing. Big company with a whole lot of mowers. If you or your company name is Walker forget it, you are never getting this domain. You snooze you lose. Walker Manufacturing is the winner.

    89. We.com — acquired by Tencent for WeChat. Basically the best product most of America has never heard of. WeChat is essentially China’s version of Skype, messenger, text, PayPal, all things wireless and everything else all in one. You likely do not exist if you are not on WeChat to over half this world. This is also one of the best examples of how naming is an extremely competitive global environment, and only one company can own the perfect .com domain name. WeWork is raising millions and worth billions but even with all that cash they will never be We.com

    90. Wing.com — acquired by WING, a Google Moonshot Company. With the money they have you can likely bet on something flying there. Awesome domain name and 100% relevant to secret Moonshot projects.

    91. WW.com — acquired by Weight Watchers for a re-brand. Love the “WW. Weight Watchers re-imagined.” slogan. Love the double-double two letter .com even more.

    92. WMP.com — acquired by West Monroe Partners. Another huge company acquiring the exact match 3 letter .com domain. Nothing screams authority like a perfect three letter .com, maybe only a two letter.

    93. Workplace.com — acquired by Facebook for their Workplace product. Smart acquisition. When you are likely investing hundreds of millions in a product you want to own the word. Facebook is very good at this. The unlimited budget doesn’t hurt either.

    94. Zoom.com — acquired by Zoom Video Communications. You know that worldwide video conferencing company using .us (yuck) forever. One of the top 10 upgrades in 2018 for sure.

    1. Other Companies That Understand Domain Names
    1800 Contacts owns…
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    Contacts.com
    ContactLenses.com
    Glasses.com

    Flowers.com (1800 Flowers)

    Abbott Labs owns…
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    Gout.com
    InfantFormula.com
    RA.com

    Brick.com (ACME Brick)

    Adobe owns…
    ————-
    Director.com
    Flash.com

    Aluminum.com (Alcoa)

    Amazon owns…
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    Shirt.com
    Shopping.com

    KitchenCabinets.com (American Woodmark)

    Amtrust owns…
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    Checking.com
    HomeEquity.com

    Games.com (AOL)
    Ceiling.com (Armstrong)

    AstraZeneca owns…
    ——————-
    AcidRefulx.com
    GERD.com

    Mobile.com (AT&T)



    Avis Budget owns…
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    AutoRental.com
    RentaCar.com

    Loans.com (Bank of America)

    Barnes & Noble owns…
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    Book.com
    Books.com

    Hunting.com (Bass Pro Shops)

    Bayer owns…
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    Aspirin.com
    Impotence.com
    MultipleSclerosis.com

    Incontinence.com (BMS)
    Towels.com (Bounty)

    CA owns…
    ———-
    Platinum.com
    Security.com

    Calvin Klein owns…
    ——————–
    Bras.com
    Underwear.com

    TurboCompressor.com (Cameron)
    Soups.com (Campbells.com)

    Cars.com owns…
    —————-
    Auto.com
    Car.com

    Warehouse.com (CDW)

    Citigroup owns…
    —————–
    Finance.com
    Mortgage.com
    StudentLoan.com
    Thankyou.com

    Burgers.com (CKE Restaurants)
    GarageDoors.com (CloPlay Doors)

    Clorox owns…
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    Bleach.com
    Grease.com
    Salad.com

    CNET owns…
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    Computers.com
    Download.com
    Downloads.com
    Gaming.com
    Help.com
    Labs.com
    MP3.com
    News.com
    Radio.com
    Search.com
    Store.com
    TV.com

    Designer.com (Corel Draw)

    Diageo owns…
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    Malts.com
    Rum.com
    Scotch.com

    Dial A Mattress owns…
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    Mattress.com
    Sleep.com

    Tires.com (Discount Tire)

    Discovery Channel owns…
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    Animal.com
    Turbo.com

    Disney owns…
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    Movie.com
    Movies.com
    Video.com

    Beauty.com (Drugstore.com)
    IceCream.com (Dryer’s)
    Pipeline.com (EarthLink)
    Handbags.com (eBags, Inc)

    Eli Lilly owns…
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    ADHD.com
    BipolarDisorder.com
    Fleas.com

    RentalCar.com (Enterprise Rent-A-Car)
    Movies.com (Fandango, Inc)

    Fidelity owns…
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    401k.com
    Funds.com
    Retire.com
    YourRetirement.com

    Tuxedos.com (Flow Formal Alliance, LLC)
    Snacks.com (Frito-Lay)
    VirusProtection.com (F-Secure)
    Florist.com (FTD)

    GE owns…
    ———-
    AutoLeasing.com
    CarLeasing.com

    ReInsurance.com (General Re)

    GSK owns…
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    Asthma.com
    Bipolar.com
    Depression.com
    Diabetes.com
    Heartburn.com
    HeartHealth.com
    Osteoporosis.com
    Reflux.com
    RestlessLegs.com
    SkinInfection.com
    ToothBrush.com

    Acne.com (Guthy-Renker)

    Hallmark owns…
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    Easter.com
    Greetings.com

    Stores.com (Hammacher Schlemmer)
    Casinos.com (Harrah’s)
    Game.com (Hasbro)
    Hats.com (Hats.com, LLC)

    Honda owns…
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    Motorcycles.com
    Scooters.com

    Printers.com (HP)

    Intel owns…
    ————-
    Chips.com
    PC.com

    Intuit owns…
    ————–
    Apps.com
    Banking.com
    Payroll.com

    J&J owns 23,999 including…
    ———–
    Baby.com
    Cancer.com
    Cholesterol.com
    GetWell.com
    Hepatitis.com
    Obesity.com
    Pregnancy.com
    ThePill.com
    WomansHealth.com

    Gift.com (JCPenney)
    Tequilas.com (Jose Cuervo)
    Plate.com (Kenilworth Steel)
    SUVs.com (Kia Motors)

    Kraft owns…
    ————-
    CreamCheese.com
    Mayonnaise.com
    Pickles.com

    TennisShoes.com (K-Swiss)
    DryWall.com (Lafarge)
    RealEstate.com (LendingTree.com)
    Floors.com (Mannington Mills)
    PetCare.com (Mars)
    FirstAid.com (McAfee)

    McGraw-Hill owns…
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    Construction.com
    Sweets.com

    Flu.com (MedImmune)
    Back.com (Medtronic)
    CervicalCancer.com (Merck)
    Word.com (Merriam-Webster)

    Microsoft owns…
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    GPS.com
    Juice.com

    Economy.com (MIS Quality Management)
    Navigation.com (Navteq)
    Vitamins.com (NBTY)
    Meals.com (Nestlé)
    LifeInsurance.com (Northwestern Mutual)

    Novartis owns…
    —————-
    AlzheimersDisease.com
    GenitalHerpes.com
    RespiratoryHealth.com
    Shingles.com

    Nunes Co. owns…
    —————–
    Lettuce.com
    Salads.com
    Vegetables.com

    Winery.com (NY Times)

    Office Depot owns…
    ——————–
    OfficeSupplies.com
    School.com

    Oracle owns…
    ————–
    Retail.com
    Sales.com

    Orbitz owns…
    ————–
    Lodging.com
    Trip.com

    Otis Elevator owns…
    ———————
    Elevator.com
    Escalator.com
    Lift.com

    Coffee.com (Peet’s Coffee)

    PetSmart owns…
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    DogFood.com
    Dogs.com
    Pet.com
    Pets.com

    Arthritis.com (Pfizer)

    Philips owns…
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    SemiConductors.com
    Speech.com

    Shirt.com (Phillips-Van Heusen)

    PortaJohn owns…
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    HandSanitizer.com
    Toilets.com

    Proctor & Gamble owns…
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    Cavities.com
    Clean.com
    Dandruff.com
    DentalCare.com
    Dentures.com
    Laundry.com
    Tissue.com
    Toothpaste.com

    Pharma.com (Purdue Pharma)
    Eat.com (Ragu)
    FundRaising.com (Reader’s Digest)
    Film.com (Real Networks)

    Roche owns…
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    RheumatoidArthritis.com
    Weightloss.com

    RR Donnelley & Sons owns…
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    Dictionary.com
    Reference.com
    Thesaurus.com

    Sanofi-Aventis owns…
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    Allergy.com
    Hypertension.com
    Parkinsons.com
    Stroke.com

    IcedCoffee.com (Sara Lee)
    Ticks.com (SC Johnson)
    AllergyRelief.com (Schering-Plough)
    Outfits.com (Scott-Wynne Outfitters)
    LawnCare.com (Scotts)

    Scripps – Food Network owns…
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    Food.com
    Pickle.com

    Beds.com (Select Comfort)
    LNG.com (Sempra Energy)
    Benzene.com (Shell)
    Painting.com (Sherwin Williams)
    Ultrasound.com (Siemens)
    Gasoline.com (Speedway SuperAmerica)
    moments.com (Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.)

    Sun Microsystems owns…
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    Network.com
    ServiceProvider.com

    Shades.com (Sunglass Hut)
    Educate.com (Sylvan Learning)
    Van.com (Symantec)
    Tacos.com (Taco Bell)
    Tubing.com (Teel Plastics)
    Trademark.com (Thomson)
    Lasik.com (TLC Vision)
    Jobs.com (TMP Worldwide)
    Pasta.com (Torino Pasta)

    Toys-R-Us owns…
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    eToys.com
    Toys.com

    Vacations.com (Travelocity)
    AntiVirus.com (Trend Micro)
    Cement.com (TXI)
    Trailer.com (U-Haul)

    Unilever owns…
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    BakingSoda.com
    Eat.com
    MouthWash.com
    Sauce.com
    Softener.com
    Soup.com

    Data.com (United Business Media)

    USG owns…
    ———–
    Plaster.com
    SheetRock.com

    Underwear.com (Warnaco)
    Weather.com (Weather Channel)
    Weddings.com (WeddingChannel.com)

    Whirlpool owns…
    —————–
    ConsumerFinance.com
    FoodProcessors.com
    TrashCompactor.com

    Ties.com (Wild Attire Inc)
    Ammunition.com (Winchester)
    Wine.com (wine.com, Inc.)
    Drinks.com (Wine eTailer)

    Xerox owns…
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    ColorPrinters.com
    Documents.com

    Clothes.com (Zappos.com)
     
  5. Grego85

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    omg.. tv.com...

    I need to change my pants now
     
  6. BrandCollectors.com

    BrandCollectors.com Restricted (DM)

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    Holy Moly what a collection 👍👍👍
     
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    go.com :woot:
    killer name..
     
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  8. Mister Funsky

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    Thanks to both of you for posting this info...it is a bit of encouragement as renewals come due!
     
  9. oskaaay

    oskaaay Founder, GetDomainData.com

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    their domain collections are really nice and valuable. Kudos for the compilation too
     
  10. Samer

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    More interesting facts:

    Toys R Us back from bankruptcy! 1st in NJ

    2009, ToysRUs bought Toys.com for 5.1M
     
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  11. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    Thank you @JudgeMind and @mems for the superb lists. In many ways lists like these teach us more about good names than simply sales, as a surprising number of even the 5 and 6 figure sales have ended up underused or unused.

    Great work - this thread deserves to become a community favourite (y).

    I read on Quora (sometimes by not always a good source) that a typical large company has thousands of names. Does someone know of a reliable source for such a number? I guess I could use DomainIQ to check some companies, at least if they registered under one registrant contact.

    Bob
     
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  12. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    thought i read .tv, lol

    Samer
     
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    A big advantage to companies owning generic .coms in their sector is it eliminates the potential for a competitor or new company to start a business on them with a branding head start. There are plenty of examples of companies using their domain as their business name (cars.com, hotels.com, booking.com, etc) and upon hearing an advertisement for one of these brands, you know exactly what they sell or do. If a laundry delivery startup needed a name, they’d need to use a brandable or non-.com because P&G owns Laundry.com. Very smart business to own generic domains in your sector.
     
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  14. gtldomainer

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    Great collection, thanks for sharing. Names that we can only dream to own someday! :xf.smile::xf.smile:

    When we look at lists like this, we feel like all good one words are gone! But there are many yet to be dug out, I believe.
     
  15. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    Some of the names have no direct link to the kind of product or service? Like to me purple does not evoke mattresses, or the link between carrot and real estate leads is pretty tenuous to me. I mean if you are huge and have a huge budget, you can promote to make the association known. It strikes me though, that if you are a smaller company with a much smaller marketing budget, there may well be advantages to a descriptive name that people know instantly what the area of your product is. Therefore I see a role for a variety of types of names, if we look beyond the huge companies to the much larger total pool of companies seeking names.

    Bob
     
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    Bob, Purple my #2 best commercial all time.

    Have no idea what Purple means for mattress but any concern had, out window, when found, own “Purple.com” not “GetPurple” LOL

    also, feel mattress companies own the brands; Casper owns “Casper.com”both great domains

    My #1 best commercial all time: 1 min 33 long.
    never used either, but we can learn from both.

    Samer
     
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    JudgeMind Owner - BrandAim.com PRO VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    I believe some of these companies see the value a strong one word .com has.
     
  19. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    I don't dispute at all the value of generic one-word .com :xf.smile:, my point was simply that if the association with the service was not clear the company has to have a marketing budget to make the association known.
    I don't in the least dispute that Purple is a fantastic name, and a huge step up from GetPurple. Also kudos to the company that from humble beginnings, with an innovative idea, great research and development, smart marketing at both the wholesale and retail level, and brilliant branding have brought the company and product to the strong position that it is in today. They seem to have handled the transition to a public company very well.

    But to my second point, let's look at their marketing budget. In their most recent full year financial report (fiscal 2018) they spent $103.8 million on marketing, and $79.2 million in the previous year. You might say small change for a big company, but it really isn't. Their entire costs of creating and shipping products for the same years were $173.2 and $111.8 million. On research and development they spent just over $2 million in 2018. Marketing is a huge chunk of their budget.

    So when they purchased purple(.)com for $900,000 in 2017 that was a fair spend but it was tiny compared to their entire marketing budget.

    Again, I am not questioning how well purple works for them. Their marketing and branding is masterful, and the branding psychology of purple, the mix of energy of red and calming of blue, the association with royalty and royal treatment, the tie-in of purple to creativity and innovation, etc. all works great for an innovative mattress company that wants to be different from other mattress companies. They are doubtless successful in marketing and at top of Google (even not counting their advertisement).

    My point is, if you only have a $15,000 per year marketing budget and you are a fledgling startup, there are strong arguments to use a more descriptive name if the company is consumer facing. And some day you will grow and be able to buy and effectively use that million dollar generic name :xf.smile: with no descriptive association that will not box your company in. That is why various types of names sell, and that is good for domainers. Names should not be a one type fits all and anything else is considered a failure.

    Thanks again for a fantastic post and thread. I definitely have this thread bookmarked for reference.

    Bob
     
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  20. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    thank you for this awesome list!!
     
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  21. topdom

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    UPS owns

    the-brown-truck.biz
    the-brown-truck.info
    ...

    and maybe millions of such treasures since 2002.
     
  22. PhongSGC

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    you know how to contact to sell domains? thx :D
     
  23. Matt Morgan

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    You also know who to contact to purchase them domains too

    Whether they will sell them to you is another matter lol.
     
  24. PhongSGC

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    for these big comps, should we send outbound email leads? Or totally waste of time?
     

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