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Category defining names owned/in use by big companies

Discussion in 'Resources & Success Stories' started by Mike Robertson, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Mike Robertson

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    For those interested, we've created a list of premium (.com) names owned by big corps, which can be viewed here.

    We're in the process of putting together one for the .au market. This is what we've come up with so far:

    Bob Jane T-Marts Pty Ltd - batteries.com.au
    SCHWEPPES AUSTRALIA - drinks.com.au
    SCHWEPPES AUSTRALIA - drink.com.au
    CADBURY PTY LTD - chocolate.com.au
    CARLTON AND UNITED BEVERAGES LIMITED - vodka.com.au
    CARLTON AND UNITED BEVERAGES LIMITED - beer.com.au
    Commonwealth Bank of Australia - privatebanking.com.au
    FAIRFAX DIGITAL AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND PTY LIMITED - itjobs.com.au
    George Weston Foods - cows.com.au
    GEORGE WESTON FOODS LIMITED - ham.com.au
    George Weston Foods Ltd - pigs.com.au
    Guinness United Distillers and Vintners Australia Ltd - rum.com.au
    Honey Corp of Australia Ltd - honey.com.au
    ING Bank (Australia) Limited - mortgage.com.au
    Macquarie Bank Limited - businessbank.com.au
    National Australia Bank Limited - smartbanking.com.au
    lion-nathan.com.au - milk.com.au
    Paulos Bros Seafoods - prawns.com.au
    Westpac - bestbank.com.au
    Tennis Australia - tennis.com.au
    GSM (Operations) Pty Ltd - bikini.com.au
    Valvoline Australia Pty Ltd - oil.com.au
    Western Star Trucks Australia Pty Ltd - truck.com.au

    I'm sure there's plenty more. If you have any to add, please post them in the thread or email to hello@domainguardians.com

    Cheers,

    Mike
     
  2. chris

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    This is great Mike, good stuff :)

    I'll add a few later today.

    Cheers,
    Chris
     
  3. DavidL

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    This list (overlaps your list) has done the rounds a few times...

    happybanking.com.au - BANKWEST bankwest.com.au
    bestbank.com.au - St.George Bank stgeorge.com.au
    smartbanking.com.au - National Australia Bank nab.com.au
    mortgage.com.au - ING Bank ing.com.au
    businessbank.com.au - Macquarie Bank macquarie.com.au
    privatebanking.com.au - Commonwealth Bank cba.com.au
    photocopier.com.au - Fuji Xerox fujixerox.com.au
    milk.com.au - National Foods Milk natfoods.com.au
    vodka.com.au - CARLTON AND UNITED BEVERAGES fosters.com.au
    rum.com.au - Guinness United Distillers and Vintners Australia guinness.com.au
    beer.com.au - CARLTON AND UNITED BEVERAGES fosters.com.au
    scotch.com.au - 3M 3m.com.au
    tennis.com.au - Tennis Australia tennisaustralia.com.au
    honey.com.au - Honey Corp of Australia Ltd capilano.com.au
    cows.com.au - George Weston Foods georgewestonfoods.com.au
    pigs.com.au - George Weston Foods georgewestonfoods.com.au
    ham.com.au - George Weston Foods georgewestonfoods.com.au
    itjobs.com.au - FAIRFAX DIGITAL fxj.com.au
    bikini.com.au - Tiger Lily Swimwear tigerlily.com.au
    kettles.com.au - Sunbeam sunbeam.com.au
    toasters.com.au - Sunbeam sunbeam.com.au
    oil.com.au - Valvoline valvoline.com.au
    drinks.com.au - CADBURY SCHWEPPES cadburyschweppes.com
    drink.com.au - CADBURY SCHWEPPES cadburyschweppes.com
    chocolate.com.au - CADBURY SCHWEPPES cadburyschweppes.com
    trucks.com.au - Western Star Trucks westernstar.com
    batteries.com.au - Bob Jane T-Marts bobjane.com.au
    actuaries.com.au - KPMG kpmg.com.au
    fuel.com.au - Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd
    petrol.com.au - Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd
    steel.com.au - BHP
    metal.com.au - Smorgon Steel Group Ltd
    interestfree.com.au - GE Consumer Finance

    Carsales now own cars.com.au and motoring.com.au
     
  4. Mike Robertson

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    Cheers David.

    Yeah, that looks like the list I initially worked off. I removed some of them as they've changed hands. Eg. Sunbeam no longer own Kettles.com.au and Toasters.com.au
     
  5. Mike Robertson

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    Looks like they own Trucks.com.au too. And the singular (Truck.com.au) is owned by Western Star Trucks Australia Pty Ltd.
     
  6. zhenjie

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    Update on Metal.com.au, its now owned by an even larger corporation
     
  7. Mike Robertson

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    ;)
     
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    loans.com.au - LOANS.COM.AU PTY LTD

    It's good to see a quality generic being used like this. I did some work for their parent company a few years back and had a tour around their Brisbane office. It's an impressive setup.
     
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    Would focus on names that aren't redirects and are well known, eg realestate.com.au, news.com.au, drive.com.au, carsguide.com.au. "Unused" or unpopular sites aren't going to convince in my view.
     
  10. Mike Robertson

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    Thanks Shane!

    Good point Snoopy! And cheers for the examples!
     
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    tyres.com.au is owned by Tyre Marketers Australia Limited (Goodyear/Dunlop)
     
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    reinforcing.com.au and .com - OneSteel Reinforcing
    homeloans.com.au - Homeloans LTD
     
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    did i miss the point? there is no mention of OMG?

    tim
     
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    Deal/s.net.au owned by DealsDirect

    Deal/s.com.au/Coupon.com.au owned by Zoupon

    Coupons.com.au owned by Scoopon
     
  15. Lorenzo

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    OMG is not an enduser.
     
  16. Mike Robertson

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    Thanks for the new additions all!

    @Tim - as Lorenzo mentioned, we're trying to build a list of premium domains owned by end users/big corps; which is why OMG have not been included. It can be used as a resource when negotiating domain sales, when pitching to end users.
     
  17. Chris.C

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    Do you plan to make this list public once it has been compiled?
     
  18. Mike Robertson

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    Most definitely. We'll produce a list much like this one.
     
  19. chris

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    Here are a few more:

    Property.com.au - REA GROUP LTD (Property.com.au, Realestate.com.au etc.)
    Jam.com.au - H.J. Heinz Company Australia Limited
    Cordial.com.au - SCHWEPPES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Home.com.au - PHILIP WEBB PTY. LTD.
    House.com.au - EIGHTY-FIRST TRIBUTE PTY. LTD (House)
    Electronics.com.au - Dick Smith
    Bread.com.au - George Western Foods Limited (Tip Top)
    IceCream.com.au - REGAL CREAM PRODUCTS PTY. LTD. (Bulla)

    Cheers,
    Chris
     
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    Hardware.com.au

    Shellbelt Pty Ltd (Woolworths/Lowes)

    LOL @ the current content on the home :rolleyes:
     

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