HomeAway’s acquisition of Stayz included a number of descriptive Australian ccTLD domain names.
Earlier this month vacation rental company HomeAway bought Australian competitor Stayz for a little over $200 million.
In addition to the many defensive brand registrations, it’s interesting to see some of the generic/descriptive domain names Stayz registered for its business.
Some examples include:
booklennoxhead.com (along with a handful of other “book[location]” domain names in .com and .com.au)
Some of these may have previously been used as actual websites.
It appears the company also paid for blocking of Stayz.xxx, and they’re trying to figure out how to “transfer” this block. The filing also notes a difficulty transferring holidayrentals.asn.au and holidayrentals.org.au.