US Professional Sports Team Domain Names (Updated)

In mid-2009, I wrote about the exact match team .com domain names owned by the teams or leagues in the 4 major US sports leagues (MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL). At that time, NBA teams owned 76.7% of the EMD team domain names, MLB teams owned 73.3% of the EMD team domain names, NFL teams owned 53.1% of the EMD team domain names, and NHL teams owned 26.7% of the EMD team domain names.

This morning, I had another look at the team and league domain names to see how much this percentage changed over the past 8 years, and here is what I found:

Percentage of teams that own their .com team name:
NBA: 76.7%
MLB: 90%
NFL: 56.3%
NHL: 25.8%

The league that had the greatest increase in exact match team nickname .com domain names was Major League Baseball. Teams or the MLB acquired five team .com domain names since the publication of my article. Only three MLB teams do not own their domain name, and in the case of the, it is because another professional sports team owns the domain name.

Throughout the major sports leagues, there have been a few new teams added, a couple of name changes, and I previously left off a couple of teams in error, which is one reason the NHL percentage changed (sorry!). One thing I noticed is that quite a few exact match team .com domain names that aren’t owned by the teams may be available for sale. You can visit domain names such as,, and to see messaging on the landing pages.

I broke this out by the individual leagues and teams below. If the team acquired its exact match nickname .com domain name since my initial report in 2009, I bolded the domain name.

National Hockey League Teams – Do they own team name .com?
Anaheim Ducks No –
Arizona Coyotes No –
Boston Bruins No –
Buffalo Sabres Yes –
Calgary Flames No –
Carolina Hurricanes Yes –
Chicago – No Update: Yes –
Colorado Avalanche No –
Columbus Blue Jackets Yes –
Dallas Stars No –
Detroit Red Wings No –
Edmonton Oilers No –
Florida Panthers No –
Los Angeles Kings No –
Minnesota Wild Yes –
Montreal Canadiens Yes –
Nashville Predators No –
New Jersey Devils No –
New York Islanders No –
New York Rangers No –
Ottawa Senators Yes –
Philadelphia Flyers No –
Pittsburgh Penguins No –
San Jose Sharks No –
St. Louis Blues No –
Tampa Bay Lightning No –
Toronto Maple Leafs Yes –
Vancouver Canucks Yes –
Vegas Golden No –
Washington Capitals No –
Winnipeg Jets No –

National Basketball League Teams – Do they own team name .com?
Atlanta Hawks Yes –
Boston Celtics Yes –
Brooklyn Nets No –
Charlotte Hornets Yes –
Chicago Bulls Yes –
Cleveland Cavaliers No –
Dallas Mavericks No –
Denver Nuggets Yes –
Detroit Pistons Yes –
Golden State Warriors Yes –
Houston Rockets Yes –
Indiana Pacers Yes –
LA Clippers Yes –
LA Lakers Yes –
Memphis Grizzlies Yes –
Miami Heat Yes –
Milwaukee Bucks Yes –
Minnesota Timberwolves Yes –
New Orleans Pelicans Yes –
New York Knicks Yes –
Oklahoma City Thunder No –
Orlando Magic No –
Philadelphia 76ers Yes –
Phoenix Suns Yes –
Portland Trail Blazers Yes –
Sacramento Kings Yes –
San Antonio Spurs Yes –
Toronto Raptors Yes –
Utah Jazz No –
Washington Wizards No –

National Football League Teams – Do they own team name .com?
Arizona Cardinals No –
Atlanta Falcons No –
Baltimore Ravens No –
Buffalo Bills No –
Carolina Panthers Yes –
Chicago Bears No –
Cincinnati Bengals Yes –
Cleveland Browns Yes –
Dallas Cowboys No –
Denver Broncos No –
Detroit Lions No –
Green Bay Packers Yes –
Houston Texans No –
Indianapolis Colts Yes –
Jacksonville Jaguars Yes –
Kansas City Chiefs Yes –
Los Angeles Chargers Yes –
Los Angeles Rams – No –
Miami Dolphins Yes –
Minnesota Vikings Yes –
New England Patriots Yes –
New Orleans Saints No –
New York Giants Yes –
New York Jets No –
Oakland Raiders Yes –
Philadelphia Eagles No –
Pittsburgh Steelers Yes –
San Francisco 49ers Yes –
Seattle Seahawks Yes –
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Yes –
Tennessee Titans No –
Washington Redskins Yes –

Major League Baseball Teams – Do they own team name .com?
Arizona Diamondbacks Yes –
Atlanta Braves Yes –
Baltimore Orioles Yes –
Boston Red Sox Yes –
Chicago Cubs Yes –
Chicago White Sox Yes –
Cincinnati Reds Yes –
Cleveland Indians Yes –
Colorado Rockies Yes –
Detroit Tigers Yes –
Florida Marlins Yes –
Houston Astros Yes –
Kansas City Royals Yes –
Los Angeles Angels Yes –
Los Angeles Dodgers Yes –
Milwaukee Brewers Yes –
Minnesota Twins No –
New York Mets Yes –
new york yankees Yes –
Oakland Athletics Yes –
Philadelphia Phillies Yes –
Pittsburgh Pirates Yes –
San Diego Padres Yes –
San Francisco Giants No –
Seattle Mariners Yes –
St. Louis Cardinals Yes –
Tampa Bay Rays No –
Texas Rangers Yes –
Toronto Blue Jays Yes –
Washington Nationals Yes –

Elliot Silver
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  1. That was a good read, some of those team names are super generic, but also have deep pocketed owners who could make the call, still go back to the cowboys saga.

  2. I can’t believe the Dallas Cowboys don’t own They are one of the 5 most valuable sports franchises in the world.

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