We are more than 6 months into the unrelenting Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. While the numbers may be stabilizing to an extent, the risk of contracting the illness is still very high around the world. Coronavirus tracking and tracing – along with testing – is playing a role in helping to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
If domain name registrations are an indicator of future services, products, or plans, it appears that Amazon may be planning something related to coronavirus tracking and/or coronavirus tracing. My guess is that it has something to do with the new Halo fitness and health tracking device that Amazon unveiled earlier this week.
According to my Registrant Alert tool from DomainTools, Amazon registered the following coronavirus and Covid-19 domain names this past week:
Strangely (perhaps), some of the names have coronavirus in them and a couple have coronovirus in them. Notably, some of these Covid-19 and coronavirus domain names have “Halo” in them.
In addition to these coronavirus domain names, Amazon also registered quite a few Halo related domain names. Perhaps the Amazon Halo will have Covid-19 tracking and tracing services and Amazon is registering those domain names for future use or for defensive purposes.
Amazon owns thousands and thousands of domain names. The company owns short domain names like Amazon.com and Prime.com, but most link back to Amazon’s primary website. I would be surprised to see Amazon use the longer coronavirus domain names it bought, but I would not be surprised if they were bought for defensive purposes.
Disclosure: I own quite a bit of Amazon stock.