In my daily DomainTools email, I noticed some interesting Coinbase-related domain name registrations. These domain names were registered via the DNStination privacy proxy service operated by MarkMonitor. Coinbase, Inc. uses Mark Monitor for its Coinbase.com domain name registration, so it seems highly likely that the company registered these domain names as opposed to a third party.
Some of the more interesting domain name registrations I noticed:
There were quite a few other Coinbase-related domain names in the daily email, and there are likely additional domain names that were not tracked. From my quick scan, it does not appear that these domain names are resolving to an active website or forwarding anywhere at the time of publication.
Most large companies register a portfolio of brand related domain names. This is especially so with companies that use brand protection services like MarkMonitor. Some domain names are registered for business purposes (present time or the future), and others are registered for brand protection and defensive purposes. It remains to be seen how these domain names will be used or why they were registered. These could be registered for a specific business use or they could simply be to keep them out of the hands of unrelated third parties.
I’ll keep an eye on some of these domain name registrations to see if these domain names are used.