It is now confirmed that Amazon acquired the Podcast.com domain name, and the company is now forwarding Podcast.com to a page within its Audible-brand website. Jamie Zoch tweeted and emailed me about the sale of Podcast.com in 2019 when the domain name transferred under privacy to MarkMonitor using their DNStinations, Inc. privacy proxy service:
Huge #domain sale, as Podcast(.)com transfers into corporate brand protection service MarkMonitor out of Moniker. Buyer and seller are currently unknown! This follows yesterdays news of Podcaster(.)com selling as well. #podcast #brand #category Google? Amazon? Apple? pic.twitter.com/jz1tStiF2J
— Jamie Zoch (@DotWeekly) June 18, 2019
As you can see by visiting Podcast.com, Amazon was the buyer of the domain name. In addition to the forwarding, the Whois record at DomainTools now shows Amazon Technologies, Inc. as the registrant of Podcast.com:
Another domain name that was mentioned as possibly acquired by Amazon was Podcasting.com. That domain name also forwards to Audible, and Whois records show Amazon is the registrant of that domain name, too. Jamie also mentioned that Podcaster.com changed hands, but that domain name does not resolve to an active website, and the domain name is still registered under privacy proxy.
Judging by the screenshot history at DomainTools, it would appear that Podcast.com had been parked at Uniregistry. Historical Whois records at DomainTools show the domain name was previously registered to Domain Capital, a New Jersey company that offers domain name financing.