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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. twodogs

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    A few more for your list;

    Bakedbeans.com.au - H.J. HEINZ COMPANY AUSTRALIA LIMITED
    Spaghetti.com.au - H.J. HEINZ COMPANY AUSTRALIA LIMITED
    Tuna.com.au - H.J. HEINZ COMPANY AUSTRALIA LIMITED
    Cheese.com.au - Delre International Cheese
    Weddingcakes.com.au - Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses Pty Ltd

    TD.
     
  2. Mike Robertson

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    Thanks so much for the new additions everyone - greatly appreciated. Keep 'em coming!
     
  3. Blue Wren

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    It's an interesting list to read so thank you Mike. :)
     
  4. Mike Robertson

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  5. DomainNames

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    You may wish to add Cricket Australia who bought cricket.com.au for over $100,000 and let their name cricketaustralia.com.au drop recently. Goes to show the real value of a good one word generic name!

    some have changed but this list from 4 and half years ago also is good to see who was buying premium generics in addition to using their own brands

    http://www.domainmarketplace.com.au...e-investing-in-premium-generic-comau-domains/

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

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    Cheers, I'll get Cricket.com.au added to the list ASAP.

    That list looks familiar, I'm pretty sure I worked my way through it, but I'll go back and double check to make sure I didn't miss any!

    If anyone else has any additions, feel free to post here or send to me directly (email or PM).

    Cheers,

    Mike
     
  7. DomainNames

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    add:

    concrete.com.au
    Registrant - Pioneer Construction Materials Pty Limited
     
  8. DomainNames

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    Water.com.au
    registrant - Water Corporation ( Government)
     
  9. goldnugget

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    Thats interesting...I thought Gov Departments always had to use .gov in their domains.
     
  10. James

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    Probably not if they have access to the domain they would use it.

    I mean from a marketing point of view domains like - http://australiaday.com.au/ are run by Govt departments.
     
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    CADBURY Schweppes Empire was split 2008
    Schweppes is owned by Asahi Breweries
    ■drinks.com.au now owned by SCHWEPPES schweppes.com.au
    ■drink.com.au now owned by SCHWEPPES schweppes.com.au

    cadburys is owned by kraft
    ■chocolate.com.au now owned by CADBURY cadbury.com.au
     
  12. DomainNames

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    Safes.com.au CHUBB
    Paint.com.au DULUX
    Doors.com.au Corinthian
    rooftiles.com.au MONIER
     
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    Timber.com.au BORAL
     
  14. helloworld

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    retire.com.au - Stockland
     
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    Sofas.com.au FREEDOM furniture
    Kitchens.com.au FREEDOM furniture
    Awnings.com.au LUXAFLEX
    Blinds.com.au LUXAFLEX
     
  16. twodogs

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    Some more to add.....

    banking.com.au ING

    fairerbanking.com.au MEBank

    soy.com.au Lion Nathan
    buorbon.com.au Lion Nathan

    Ladders.com.au Hills

    fuelcards.com.au Southgate Fleet Management
     
  17. DomainNames

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    Copiers.com.au OLIVETTI
     
  18. DomainNames

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    anyone still doubt big companies dont want to buy Premium one word generic .com.au names???
     
  19. snoopy

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    Companies of a certain scale most probably do, but it is typically for peanuts and as we've seen from this thread, most are unused. That is why a very big chunk of good quality names are in the hands of speculators.

    As an example I just typed in banking.com.au and it doesn't even resolve. I couldn't be bothered typing them all in because I know what the results will be, redirects, DNS errors and the very occasional actual usage.
     
  20. DomainNames

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    The point is they buy them. If you own one you can try to sell it to a company of their size if its good enough and they want it. Whether they use it or not is not the point of them buying it. They buy it so no one else does in many cases also

    Snoopy some people make a lot of money selling names ( including many on this forum). Isnt that one reason you are here because you own some good names also and want to develop. buy or sell them?

    That small list proves the point they have value to someone and so do the daily sales results at netfleet.com.au Drop / Fabulous etc