Amazon probably owns one of the largest portfolios of new gTLD domain names. A day doesn’t go by without me reading my DomainTools Registrant Monitor email and seeing at least several new gTLD domain names added to Amazon’s portfolio. Amazon seems to be doing most of its buying for protective reasons than for proactive usage, but they have a lot of new gTLD domain names.
If you watched the Masters golf tournament over the past several days, you may have noticed Phil Mickelson sporting a KPMG hat. Viewers who decided to check out KPMG.com would notice something that a few domain investors emailed me about during the prior few days. KPMG, one of the largest management consulting and accounting firms, shifted its primary url from KPMG.com to Home.KPMG.
Yesterday morning, Kevin Murphy from Domain Incite predicted that Constantine Roussos’ company (DotMusic) would prevail in the application to operate the .Music domain registry. “it seems to me the balance of evidence right now is strongly pointing to a win for DotMusic over sole remaining rival bidder MMX,” Kevin wrote yesterday. It looks like Kevin’s prediction was on point.
Earlier this evening, Constantine Roussos reported that his company prevailed and will become the operates of .Music:
Someone I follow on Twitter retweeted something from Jason Calacanis that referenced a .University domain name associated with the noted venture capitalist. Angel.University is a “workshop for individuals interested in becoming professional angel investors.” The workshop series is hosted by Jason in various locations:
I am on a mission to teach people how to angel invest 🦄
(tweet me if you’re joining) pic.twitter.com/GnLtIzN0ff
— 🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄 (@Jason) April 1, 2019
Last week, a NamePros member with the username Maple Dots wrote about how a company called Jane switched urls from JaneApp.com to Jane.App for its website. There was quite a bit of discussion about the domain name change and the company’s branding that followed. In my opinion, the domain name change is totally acceptable and maybe even more memorable; it’s the Jane branding that could use some work.
If you are watching the men’s NCAA basketball tournament (aka March Madness), you may have spotted a Google Cloud television commercial that highlights the company’s G.CO domain name. MarkMonitor VP Statton Hammock took a photo of his television to catch the tail end of Google’s television spot with the url:
— Statton Hammock (@StattonHammock) March 22, 2019