Company registers over 40 domains, but can’t get its hands on some key ones.
Will your Amazon.com packages be delivered by drone in the future? That’s the vision of Jeff Bezos. And millions have already watched a video (embedded below) of how Amazon envisions it working.
Amazon is pretty thorough with defensive domain name registration, and Amazon Prime Air is no exception.
I count over forty domain name registrations the company made related to Amazon Prime Air yesterday and today. The list includes many country code domain names and variations on the service, including AmazonPrimeAir.ccTLD in many ccTLDs, as well as AmazonAir.ccTLD. It also registered PrimeDrones.com as well as domains in other languages, such as primeluften.com.
But the company wasn’t able to corral a number of the most important domain names, which are already in use by other companies.
For example, PrimeAir.com is registered to HEICO Aerospace. The opposite order AirPrime.com is owned by Sierra Wireless, Inc. And AmazonAir.com is owned by a charter flight company in Venezuela.
It’s possible someone even beat the company to AmazonPrimeAir.com, which is registered with privacy at GoDaddy on November 19. Although Amazon usually registers domain names at brand protection registrar MarkMonitor, it’s possible that it stealthily registered this one at GoDaddy so no one would be tipped off about the company’s plans.