Symantec now left with two .brand domain names.
Security software firm Symantec has sold its two non-brand top level domain names to XYZ, the company behind the .xyz top level domain name.
XYZ says the .security domain name can be used for anything from private security to building security to internet security, with domains like ComputerSoftware.security and DowntownLosAngeles.Security.
The company notes that a lot of security companies use the term protection in their brand names and slogans. Protection can also be used in broader terms, such as brand protection, fire protection and environmental protection. Possible domains include TravelAbroad.protection and Homeowners.protection.
Symantec originally applied for six top level domain names. It lost auctions for .Cloud and .Antivirus. After selling .Protection and .Security, it is only left with the brand domain names .norton and .symantec.
It originally envisioned its non-brand domain names being open for public registration after an initial test period.