Amazon’s domain name registrations this week indeed were for AWS announcements, but some are still to come.
On Monday I wrote about Amazon.com’s domain name registrations that foreshadowed services it was likely to announce at this week’s AWS re:Invent conference. Now that the conference is underway, we know what many of these domain names are for.
Monday domain registrations:
amazoninternetofthings.com, amazoniotplatform.com, awsinternetofthings.com, awsiotplatform.com, awsiotservice.com – We already knew what this is for.
amazonquicksight.com, awsquicksight.com: Amazon QuickSight is a cloud-powered business intelligence (BI) service
awsspice.com: This stands for Super-fast, Parallel, In-memory Calculation Engine (“SPICE”), and is used for Quicksight.
amazonsnowball.com, awssnowball.com: AWS Import/Export Snowball is a Petabyte-scale data transport solution
awsappfirewall.com, awswaf.com, awswebappfirewall.com: AWS WAF is a web application firewall that helps to protect web applications from attack by blocking common web exploits like SQL injection and cross-site scripting
amazoninspector.com: Amazon Inspector is an automated security assessment service that helps minimize the likelihood of introducing security or compliance issues when deploying applications on AWS.
Here are some that still aren’t clear:
Amazon registered an additional 13 domain names yesterday, some of which correspond to already-announced products. A third-party registered a number of Amazon AWS related domain name yesterday using the Google registrar. They are for already-launched products. Amazon can recover these domain names through a UDRP or lawsuit.
amazonelb.com, awselb.com – These are for Amazon’s exising Elastic Load Balancer
amazonemr.com – The existing Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) is a web service that makes it easy to quickly and cost-effectively process vast amounts of data
amazonrackspace.com, awsrackspace.com – Rackspace is now supporting AWS.
amazonspaceneedle.com, awsspaceneedle.com – Space Needle is at least the code name for a new analytics service.
awselasticsearch.com – Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a managed service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale Elasticsearch in the AWS Cloud
awsmaria.com, amazonmaria.com – Amazon now supports MariaDB as a fully-managed service on AWS
amazonstoragegateway.com – an existing AWS service connecting an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage
amazontrustedadvisor.com – the existing Trusted Advisor service helps provision resources by following best practices.
awsbigdata.com – No product needed, it’s all about big data!