Brand Marketing

Warner Bros. Discovery Acquires WBD.com

WarnerMedia and Discovery completed a massive merger, and the combined company is now known as Warner Bros. Discovery. The news was announced on the company’s @wbd Twitter account:

Smartly, the company acquired the WBD acronym-matching WBD.com domain name for this newly merged media company. WBD.com is now being used for the company’s website. Whois records show Discovery, Inc. is the new registrant of the WBD.com domain name:

Tiny Upgrades to Tiny.com

A year and a half ago, Andrew Wilkinson, Co-Founder of a company called Tiny, shared some thoughts about how he felt when someone referred to his company as “Tiny Capital,” because the company’s slightly off-brand domain name was TinyCapital.com:

SEOJobs.com Launched to Help People Find SEO Jobs

Peter Askew is one of the most prominent domain name-first web developers I know. His company owns several Internet properties that operate on domain names that tell visitors exactly what they would expect to find on the website. He has successfully built niche brands like RanchWork.com, DudeRanch.com, and VidaliaOnions.com (my personal favorite).

Late last year, Peter announced his acquisition of the SEOJobs.com domain name for $15,000. Peter found the domain name listed for sale on Afternic, and he tried to buy it for $9,750. The registrant held firm at the $15,000 price, and Peter decided to buy it.

Like Peter’s other projects, the business idea behind SEOJobs.com is clear – it has been (re)built into a website to help people find employment in the field of Search Engine Optimization. I say rebuilt because SEOJobs.com had previously operated as a job board for SEO jobs, but Peter’s acquisition only included the domain name.

Bread.com Acquired by Alliance Data Systems

In a DomainTools Domain Monitor alert email I received over the weekend, I noticed that Bread.com was unlocked and pending transfer away from GoDaddy. The domain name transfer was completed, and the Bread.com domain name transferred to MarkMonitor. The new registrant of Bread.com is Alliance Data Systems Corporation:

Gravity Forms CEO Comments on Gravity.com Acquisition

The Gravity.com domain name has been acquired by Gravity Forms, a custom form building platform for WordPress-based websites. The domain name acquisition was announced on the company’s Twitter page yesterday morning:

I reached out to Carl Hancock, the Founder of Gravity Forms, to ask him about the domain name acquisition.

Abbott Forumla Lawsuit Domain Names Registered En Masse

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This morning, I was looking through a list of newly registered domain names and I noticed a registration trend. A whole bunch of domain names appear to be registered related to Abbott and formula litigation. The domain names are registered to DNStination Inc., MarkMonitor’s privacy proxy service.

To give you and idea about the types of domain names that appear to have been registered, here is an assortment:

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