I saw a neat article on Reader’s Digest that discussed a few of the domain names that were originally registered by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. The article discussed how Bezos almost called Amazon “Relentless” and he bought the matching domain name, Relentless.com. According to the article, Bezos also considered using Awake.com and Browse.com.
As you might expect, the domain names mentioned in the Reader’s Digest article are all currently owned by Amazon. I did a Whois History search at DomainTools, and it looks like those domain names have been registered to Amazon for nearly two decades. Unfortunately, this means that people can’t find Mr. Bezos’ personal email address, which may have been possible had ownership records gone back further.
I think we can all agree that the Amazon branding has worked out great for Bezos and the company. Amazon is now one of the most valuable publicly traded companies in the world, and it is because of Amazon that many brick and mortar stores are closing. I think my family orders from Amazon several times per week – although I still prefer to shop at local businesses for other needs (like bicycle gear).
Amazon owns a ton of great domain names. Some of them were acquired in acquisitions and others are operating a separate brand names. Some of these valuable generic .com domain names include Diapers.com, Soap.com, Exchange.com, Kindle.com, and Clothes.com.