Recent domain name registrations add fuel to idea that Amazon will create a competitor to YouTube.
Amazon.com has expanded its domain name registration activity for domain names including ‘AmazonTube’ and ‘OpenTube’, suggesting that that the company is considering creating a rival to Google’s YouTube.
Last week I wrote that the company registered the domain names AlexaOpenTube.com, AmazonAlexaTube.com, AmazonOpenTube.com. The registrations came shortly after Google escalated its fight with Amazon over how the latter provides access to YouTube on its devices, such as the Echo Show.
After those initial registrations, the company registered variations of AmazonTube and OpenTube in many extensions. These include legacy extensions (OpenTube.biz), country code domain names (AmazonTube.ca) and new top level domain names (OpenTube.xyz).
The company already owns AmazonTube.com, a domain name it registered in 1998. OpenTube.com is registered to someone in Great Britain and the website is perplexing.
Dozens of new domain name registrations suggest that Amazon is gearing up for a fight.