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AA.com = American Airlines
American Airlines
Airline
sales: $ 22,9 billion
78,900 people
from Forth Worth / USA
company founded 1930
 
ab.com regist 1988*[n°6]
AB.com = AB / Allen Bradley
Allen Bradley
Automation Equipment
sales: $ x billion
19,000 people
from Milwaukee / USA
company founded 1903
domain ab.com reg 12 oct 1988
still owned
by Allen Bradley
since 1995 part of Rockwell
 
ae.com aquired 1999*[n°60]
AE.com = American Eagle
American Eagle
Clothing
sales: $ 3 billion
12,000 people
from Pittsburgh / USA
company founded 1977
domain AE.com reg 2 jan 1998
by Applied Engineering
bought by American Eagle
 
ag.com aquired 1999*[n°65]
AG.com = American Greetings
American Greetings
Greeting Cards
sales: $ 1,64 billion
18,000 people
from Brooklyn / USA
company founded 1906
domain AG.com reg 7 sep 1994
by Domain Investor
bought dec 1999
by American Greetings
 
ap.com regist 1991*[n°11]
AP.com = Audio Precision
Audio Precision
Technology
sales: $ 0,x billion
38 people
from Beaverton / USA
company founded 1985
domain AP.com reg 21 jan 1991
still owned
by Audio Precision

BA.com = British Airways
British Airways
Airline
sales: $ 14,6 billion
42,000 people
from London / UK
company merger 1974
 
bc.com regist 1994*[n°32]
BC.com = Boise Cascade
Boise Cascade
Wood
sales: $ 2,9 billion
4,600 people
from Boise / USA
company founded 1957
domain BC.com reg 30 aug 1994
still owned
by Boise Cascade
 
bd.com aquired 1998*[n°56]
BD.com = Becton Dickinson
Becton Dickinson
Medical
sales: $ 6,4 billion
28,300 people
from Franklin Lakes / USA
company founded 1930
domain BD.com reg 30 mai 1990
by ??
bought by Becton Dickinson
 
bk.com aquired 2002*[n°71]
BK.com = Burger King
Burger King
Restaurants
sales: $ 2,2 billion
41,500 people
from Miami / USA
company founded 1954
domain BK.com reg ??
by Burger King who lost it ...
reg 10 july 1998 by Investor
bought back by Burger King
 
bm.com regist 1995*[n°43]
BM.com =  Burston Marsteller
Burston Marsteller
PR / Advertising
sales: private
x people
from NYC / USA
company founded 1953
domain BM.com reg 16 mai 1995
still owned
by Burston Marsteller
a Young & Rubicam Company

bn.com regist 1994*[n°35]
BN.com = Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble
Book Stores
sales: $ 5,4 billion
40,000 people
from NY 5th Avenue / USA
company founded 1873
domain BN.com reg 10 oct 1994
still owned
by Barnes & Noble
 
BP.com = BP / ex British Petroleum
BP British Petroleum
Energy
sales: $ 246,1 billion
92,000 people
from London / UK
company founded 1909
 
bt.com regist 1992*[n°16]
BT.com = BT Group / ex British Telecom
BT British Telecom
Telecom
sales: $ 34,5 billion
108,500 people
from London / UK
founded 1981 by privatization
domain BT.com reg 16 june 1992
still owned
by BT ex British Telecom
 
bv.com regist 1993*[n°23]
BV.com = Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch
Medical
sales: $ 3,2 billion
9,600 people
from Overland Park / USA
company founded 1915
domain BV.com reg 2 dec 1993
still owned
by Black & Veatch
 
ca.com aquired 2000*[n°63]
CA.com = CA / Computer Associates
CA ex Computer Ass
IT Services
sales: $ 4,2 billion
13,700 people
from Islandia / USA
company founded 1976
domain CA.com reg 9 feb 1996
by Computer Answers
bought by CA ex Computer Associates
(also owns qx.com)

ci.com aquired 2005*[n°81]
CI.com = CI Investments
CI Investments
Wealth Management
sales: private
12,000 people
from Toronto / Canada
company founded 1965
domain CI.com reg 1 dec 1986
by Cognition Corp
bought by CI Investments
 
cj.com aquired 1999*[n°61]
CJ.com = CJ / Comission Junction
Comission Junction
Advertising
sales: private
xxx people
from Santa Barbara / USA
company founded 1998
domain CJ.com reg 24 feb 1998
by Digimedia
bought 1999
by Commission Junction
 
ck.com aquired 2003*[n°76]
CK.com = CK / Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein
Fashion
sales: private
xxxx people
from New York / USA
company founded 1968
domain CK.com reg 14 dec 1994
by ??
bought 2003 by Van Heusen
 
cp.com aquired 2004*[n°77]
CP.com = Chicago Pneumatic
Chicago Pneumatic
Medical
sales: private
xxxx people
from Franklin Lakes / USA
company founded 1930
domain CP.com reg 19 july 1994
by Unidial
bought 2004 by Chicago Pneu
 
cw.com regist 1993*[n°22]
CW.com = Cable & Wireless
Cable & Wireless
Telecom
sales: $ 5,1 billion
13,500 people
from Braknell / UK
company founded 1860
domain CW.com reg 21 sep 1993
still owned
by Cable & Wireless

 
dg.com aquired 2010*[n°107]
DG.com = DG / Dollar General
DG Dollar General
Distribution
sales: $ 10.4 billion
79,800 people
from Tennessee / USA
company founded 1939
domain DG.com reg 11 dec 1986
by Data General
bought june 2010
by Dollar General
 
dj.com regist 1994*[n°30]
DJ.com = Dow Jones
Dow Jones
sales: $ 1,5 billion
x people
from New York / USA
company founded 1882
domain DJ.com reg 10 aug 1994
still owned
by DowJones
 
dk.com regist 1994*[n°34]
DK.com = DK Dorlin Kinderley
DK Dorling Kindersley
Book Publisher
group sales: $ 8,5 billion
xxx people
from London / UK
company founded 1974
domain DK.com reg 6 sep 1994
still owned
by DK now part of Pearson
 
dl.com aquired 2007*[n°86]
DL.com = Dewey & Le Boeuf
DL Dewey & Le Boeuf
Law Firm
sales: private
1,400 lawyers
from NYC / USA
company founded 1929
domain DL.com reg 16 mar 1990
by Digital Link
later Quick Eagle Networks
bought 2007
by Dewey & Le Boeuf

dq.com aquired 2006*[n°84]
DQ.com = DQ / Dairy Queen
DQ Dairy Queen
Fast Food
sales: $ 2,5 billion
2,362 people
from Edina / USA
company founded 1940
domain DQ.com reg 6 march 1995
by Dream Quest / Mrs Cynthia Williamson
bought 03 2006 by Dairy Queen /
Mr Warren Buffet
 
du.com aquired 2008*[n°91]
DU.com = DU / Emirates Telecom
DU - Emirates Telecom
Telecom
sales: $ 1,1 billion
2,000 people
from Dubai / UAE
company founded 2006
domain DU.com reg 30 aug 1994
by B&B
bought 2008 by Emirates Telecom
 
ea.com regist 1993*[n°19]
EA.com = Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts
Entertainement Technology
sales: $ 5,7 billion
8,000 people
from Redwood City / USA
company founded 1982
domain EA.com reg 14 april 1993
by Electronic Arts
still owned
by Electronic Arts
 
ef.com regist 1994*[n°39]
EF.com = Education First
EF Education First
Education
sales: private
27,000 people
from Zug / Switzerland
company founded 1965
domain EF.com reg 9 dec 1994
still owned
by EF Education First
 
ey.com regist 1994*[n°26]
EY.com = Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young
sales: $ 24,5 billion
144,000 people
from London / UK
company founded 1849 / 1989
domain EY.com reg 22 april 1994
still owned
by Ernst & Young

fb.com aquired 2010*[n°108]
FB.com = FB / Face Book
Facebook
Media
sales: $ 0,8 billion
1,700 people
from Palo Alto / USA
company founded 2004
domain FB.com reg 20 may 1990
by Am Farm Bureau
bought nov 2010 for 8,5 million $
by Facebook
 
fp.com aquired 2003*[n°75]
FP.com = Friends Provident
Friends Provident
Insurance
sales: $ 1,5 billion
6,000 people
from London / UK
company founded 1832
domain EY.com reg 21 feb 1994
by Warminster Engineering
bought by Friends Provident
 
ft.com regist 1994*[n°37]
FT.com = FT / Financial Times
Financial Times
group sales: $ 8,5 billion
xxx people
from London / UK
company founded 1888
domain FT.com reg 30 nov 1994
still owned
by Financial Times / Pearson
 
ga.com regist 1995*[n°45]
GA.com = General Atomics
General Atomics
Defense
sales: private
1,300 people
from San Diego / USA
company founded 1955
domain GA.com reg 5 sep 1995
still owned
by General Atomics
 
gd.com aquired 1998*[n°57]
GD.com = General Dynamics
General Dynamics
Defense
sales: $ 31,9 billion
91,700 people
from Falls Church / USA
company founded 1952
domain GD.com reg 26 oct 1989
by ??
bought by General Dynamics

GE.com = GE / General Electric
GE General Electric
Technology Conglomerate
sales: $ 185,5 billion
323,000 people
from Fairfield / USA
company founded 1878
 
gm.com regist 1992*[n°13]
GM.com - General Motors
GM General Motors
Automobile
sales: $ 34,1 billion
204,000 people
from Detroit / USA
company founded 1908/2009
domain GM.com reg 15 jan 1992
still owned
by GM General Motors Company
 
gn.com regist 1994*[n°24]
GN.com = GN Store Nord ex Great Northern Telegraph
GN Store Nord
ex Great Northern Telegraph
Telecom / Audio Equipment
group sales: $ X billion
4,150 people
from Balerup / Denmark
company founded 1869
domain GN.com reg 3 feb 1994
still owned
by GN Store Nord
 
gp.com regist 1996*[n°50]
GP.com = Georgia Pacific
Georgia Pacific
Paper
sales: $ 19,2 billion
50,000 people
from Atlanta / USA
comapny founded 1927
domain GP.com reg 17 nov 1996
still owned
by Georgia Pacific / Koch
 
gq.com regist 1994*[n°30]
GQ.com = Gentlemen´s Quarterley
Gentlemen´s Quarterley
Fashion Press
group sales: $ 5,1 billion
xxx people
from NYC / USA
first issue 1957
domain GQ.com reg 17 may 1994
by Conde Nast
also owns VF.com

gs.com regist 1991*[n°12]
GS.com = Goldman Sachs
sales: $ 45,2 billion
32,500 people
from New York / USA
company founded 1869
domain GS.com reg 5 april 1991
still owned
by Goldman Sachs
 
gt.com regist 1996*[n°48]
GT.com = Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton
Accounting
sales: $ 3,5 billion
29,200 people
from Chicago / USA
company founded 1924 / 1986
domain GT.com reg 24 april 1996
still owned
by Grant Thornton
 
HM.com = H&M / Hennes & Mauritz
H&M (Hennes Mauritz)
Fashion
sales: $ 16,2 billion
53,480 people
from Stockholm / Sweden
company founded 1947
 
HP.com = HP / Hewlett Packard
HP (Hewlett Packard)
Computers
sales: $ 114,5 billion
325,000 people
from Palo Alto / USA
company founded 1939
 
in.com aquired 2009*[n°98]
IN.com = IN.com by Network 18 India
Network 18
Media conglomerate
group sales: $ 3,1 billion
xxx people
from New Delhi / India
company founded 1886
domain IN.com reg 20 mai 1997
by
bough 2010 by Network 18 /
Mr Raghav Bahl

jj.com regist 1998*[n°55]
JJ.com = JNJ / Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson
Consumer Goods
sales: $ 63,7 billion
118,700 people
from New Brunswick / USA
company founded 1886
domain JJ.com reg 10 sep 1998
Johnson & Johnson
owns 29,925 domains !
including ky.com
 
jm.com regist 1997*[n°51]
JM.com = Johns Manville
Johns Manville
Insulation Products
sales: not published
7,000 people
from Denver / USA
company founded 1858
domain JM.com reg 13 mai 1997
and still owned
by Johns Manville /
Mr Warren Buffet
 
js.com aquired 2004*[n°80]
JS.com = JS Group
JS (Jahangir Siddiqui)
Conglomerate
sales: $ xx billion
18,000 people
from Karachi / Pakistan
company founded 1970
domain JS.com reg 16 april 1995
by Jordan Solutions
bought 2004 by JS
 
jt.com alive 2009*[n°100]
JT.com = JT / Japan Tobacco
Japan Tobacco
Tobacco
sales: $ 51,5 billion
31,500 people
from Tokyo / Japan
company founded 1985
domain JT.com reg 2 sep 1997
by Downtown.com
bought by Japan Tobacco
 
ki.com aquired 2001*[n°67]
KI.com = KI.com
KI.com ex Krueger Int
Furniture
sales: $ 0,6 billion
2,800 people
from Green Bay / USA
company founded 1977
domain KI.com reg 1 feb 1991
by KI Networks
bought by KI.com

ko.com alive 2008*[n°93]
KO.com = Coca Cola, corporate site
KO Coca Cola
Beverages
sales: $ 31,9 billion
92,400 people
from Atlanta / USA
company founded 1892
domain KO.com reg 21 may 1993
by ??
bought by Coca Cola
 
kp.com aquired 2005*[n°82]
KT.com = Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente
Health Care
sales: $ 34,4 billion
181,900 people
from Oakland / USA
company founded 1945
domain KP.com reg 20 may 1997
by owner of ol.com
bought by Kaiser Permanente
 
kt.com aquired 2006*[n°85]
KT.com = KT / Korea Telecom
KT exKorea Telecom
Telecom
sales: $ 16,7 billion
35,500 people
from Seongnam / South Korea
company founded 1981
domain KT.com reg 22 june 1995
by Kronos Technologies
bought by Korea Telecom
 
lc.com alive 2010*[n°104]
LC.com = Luxury Collection by Starwood
Luxury Collection
Hotel
sales: $ 5,2 billion
145,000 people
from White Plains / USA
company founded 1969
domain LC.com reg 20 mar 1994
by Heat Hill
bought by CSC Corp
for Starwood Hotels
 
LG.com = LG Group / Life´s Good / Lucky Goldstar
LG exLucky Goldstar
Electronics Conglomerate
sales: $ 104,3 billion
177,000 people
from Busan / South Korea
company founded 19xx

lh.com received 2009*[n°99]
LH.com = LH / Lufthansa
Lufthansa
Airline
sales: $ 34,5 billion
105,300 people
from Cologne / Germany
company founded 1926
domain LH.com reg 31 jan 1995
by LightHouse Communications,
bought 2004 by Future Media
and sued/bought ? by Lufthansa
 
li.com aquired 2007*[n°90]
LI.com = Legatum Institute
Legatum Institute
Investment Fund
sales: not published
xx people
from Dubai / UAE
company founded 2007
domain LI.com reg 25 july 1995
by Lakeville Internet
bought by Level 9
bought for $ 500,000
by Legatum Institute
 
lq.com aquired 2002*[n°72]
LQ.com = La Quinta
La Quinta
Hotel
sales: not published
9,000 people
from Irvring / USA
company founded 1968
domain LQ.com reg 5 aug 1996
by Web Page Building
bought by La Quinta
 
LV.com = Liverpool Victoria / not Louis Vuitton
LV exLiverpool Victoria
Insurance
sales: $ 1,1 billion
1,922 people
from Bornemouth / UK
company founded 1843
 
lw.com regist 1994*[n°36]
LW.com = Latham & Watkins
Latham & Watkins
Law Firm
sales: $ 2,1 billion
2,100 attorneys
from Los Angeles / USA
company founded 1934
domain LW.com reg 25 oct 1994
still owned
by Latham & Watkins

mc.com regist 1994*[n°33]
MC.com = Mercury Computer
Mercury Computer
Technology
sales: $ 0,2 billion
600 people
from Chelmsford / USA
company founded 1981
domain MC.com reg 30 aug 1994
still owned
by Mercury Computer System
 
me.com aquired 2008*[n°94]
Me.com = Me from Apple
Product "Me" by Apple
Computer Service
groupe sales: $ 42,9 billion
35,000 people
from Cupertino / USA
site launched 2008
domain ME.com reg 23 aug 1994
by DNStinations
bought by Brainstorm Ventures
bought 2004 for $ 460,000 by VCT
bought 2008 by Apple
 
ml.com regist 1990*[n°9]
ML.com = Merrill Lynch
sales: $ 6,4 billion
60,000 people
from New York / USA
company founded 1914
domain MS.com reg 16 mai 1990
still owned
by Merrill Lynch
since 2009 Bank of America
 
ms.com regist 1993*[n°21]
MS.com = Morgan Stanley
sales: $ 62,2 billion
62,000 people
from New York / USA
comany founded 1935
domain MS.com reg 13 aug 1993
still owned
by Morgan Standley
 
mt.com regist 1993*[n°20]
MT.com = Mettler Toledo
Mettler Toledo
Technology
sales: $ 1,8 billion
10,000 people
from Greifensee / Switzerland
company fusion 1989
domain MT.com reg 12 aug 1993
by ??
bought ? / still owned
by Mettler Toledo

ni.com regist 1994*[n°29]
NI.com = National Instruments
National Instruments
Technology
sales: $ 0,76 billion
5,000 people
from Austin / USA
company founded 1976
domain NI.com reg 20 may 1994
still owned
by National Instruments
 
nk.com regist 1997*[n°52]
NK.com = NK.com by Syngenta
NK.com by Syngenta
Agribusiness
group sales: $ 11,6 billion
24,000 people
from Basel / Switzerland
company founded 1758 / 2000
domain NK.com reg 3 june 1997
by NK.com /
company bought by Syngenta
 
nt.com regist 1990*[n°10]
NT.com = Nortel
Nortel
Telecom Technology
sales: $ 10,9 billion
32,500 people
from Montreal / Canada
company founded 1882
domain NT.com reg 28 sep 1990
still owned
by Northern Telecom
 
nu.com regist 1993*[n°18]
NU.com = Northeast Utilities
Northeast Utilities
Energy
sales: $ 5,8 billion
xx,000 people
from Berlin / USA
company founded 1966
domain NU.com reg 2 april 1993
still owned ??
by Northeast Utilities
 
om.com regist 1994*[n°24]
OM.com = OM now Nasdaq OMx
Nasdaq OMx
Stock Exchange
group sales: $ 3,65 billion
2,500 people
from NYC / USA and Sweden
company founded 1971
domain OM.com reg 18 feb 1994
still owned by OM AB
later OMX Exchanges
purchased 2007 by Nasdaq

oz.com regist 1988*[n°5]
OZ.com = OZ.com by Nokia
OZ.com by Nokia
Telecom Technology
sales: $ 0,x - $ 57 billion
220 (123,000) people
from Montral / Canada
company founded 2000
domain OZ.com reg 15 july 1988
still owned
by 0Z Communications
company OZ bought
2008 by Nokia
 
pb.com regist 1992*[n°14]
PB.com - Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes
Packaging
sales: $ 6,3 billion
36,165 people
from Stamford / USA
company founded 1920
domain PB.com reg 23 jan 1992
still owned
by Pitney Bowes
 
pc.com aquired 2004*[n°78]
PC.com = Intel
PC.com by Intel
Technology
sales: $ 37,5 billion
83,500 people
from Santa Clara / USA
company founded 1968
domain PC.com reg 2 dec 1996
by ??
bought july 2004 by Intel
 
pg.com regist 1992*[n°15]
PG.com = PG / Procter & Gamble
P&G Procter & Gamble
Consumer Goods
sales: $ 79,1 billion
140,000 people
from Cincinnati / USA
company founded 1837
domain PG.com reg 24 feb 1992
still owned
by Procter & Gamble
 
pq.com regist 1995*[n°44]
PQ.com =  PQ Corporation / Philadelphia Quarz
PQ Corporation
Chemicals
sales: $ 0,75 billion
1,600 people
from Valley Forge / USA
company founded 1831
domain PQ.com reg 16 mai 1995
still owned
by PQ / Philadelphia Quarz

pt.com registered 1989*[n°7]
PT.com = PT / Performance Technologies
PT Performance Tech
Aerospace Technology
sales: $ 0,04 billion
223 people
from Rochester / USA
company founded xxx
domain PT.com reg 23 mar 1989
still owned
by Performance Technologies
 
pw.com regist 1988*[n°4]
PW.com = PW.com by PWC.com / Price Waterhouse Coopers
Price Waterhouse
Consulting
sales: $ 26,2 billion
163,000 people
from New York / USA
company founded 1849
domain PW.com reg 8 jan 1988
and still owned
by Price Waterhouse since 1998 PriceWaterhouseCoopers
 
qg.com regist 1995*[n°46]
QG.com - Quad Graphics
Quad Graphics
Printing
sales: $ 1,8 billion
11,000 people
from Pewaukee / USA
company founded 1971
domain QG.com reg 20 oct 1995
still owned
by Quad Graphics
 
qq.com aquired 2003*[n°74]
QQ.com = QQ / Ten Cent
Tencent QQ
Messaging Technoloqy
sales: private
China´s website n°2
World´s website n°9
from Shenzen / China
company founded 1998
domain QQ.com reg 4 mai 1995
by ??
bought march 2003
by Tencent QQ
 
ra.com aquired 2002*[n°73]
RA.com = RA.com Rheumatoid Arthritis by Abbott
RA.com by Abbott
Pharma
group sales: $ 29,5 billion
72,000 people
from Abbott Park / USA
company founded 1888
domain RA.com reg 16 june 1993
by Richard ??
bought 2002 by Abbott

rb.com aquired 2010*[n°105]
RB.com = RB / Reckitt Benckiser
RB Reckitt Benckiser
Consumer Goods
sales: $ 10,2 billion
23,400 people
from Slough / UK
company founded 1814
domain RB.com reg 11 jan 1995
by Robert Bentley
bought 2010 by Reckitt Benckiser
 
rd.com aquired 2000*[n°64]
RD.com = Riders Digest
Riders Digest
Magazine
sales: private
5,000 people
from Chappaqua / USA
company founded 1922
domain RD.com reg 16 aug 1995
by Rapid Data
bought 2000
by RDA / Readers Digest Ass
 
rj.com aquired 2005*[n°83]
RJ.com = RJ.com / Royal Jordanian
Royal Jordanian
Airline
sales: private / state owned
xxxx people
from Amman / Jordan
company founded 1963
domain RJ.com reg 27 july 1995
by ??
bought by Royal Jordanian
 
rt.com aquired 2010*[n°106]
RT.com = RT / Russia Times
RT Russia Times
Media
sales: $ ? billion
?? people
from Moscow / Russia
company founded 2005
domain RT.com reg 23 sep 1991
bought ?? by
by ANO TV / Russia Times
 
sc.com aquired 2008*[n°96]
SC.com - Standard Chartered
sales: $ 19,3 billion
11,000 people
from London / UK
company founded 1853
domain SC.com reg 15 sep 1998
by Shopper's Central
bought 2008 by SC

sk.com aquired 2001*[n°68]
SK.com = SK Group / Sunkyung
SK Group
(ex Sunkyung Group)
Energy Telecom
sales: $ 80,8 billion
30,000 people
from Seoul / South Korea
company founded 1953
domain SK.com reg 6 june 1994
by ??
bought 2001 by SK Group
 
sm.com aquired 2010*[n°103]
SM.com = SM Investment Corp
SM Investments Corp
Conglomerate
sales: $ xx billion
38,600 people
from Pasay / Philipines
company founded 1994
domain SM.com reg 31 dec 1994
by Systems Modeling
bought by High Impact Canada
bought 2010 by SM Corp
 
st.com regist 1993*[n°17]
ST.com = ST Microelectronics
ST Microelectronics
Semiconductors
sales: $ 8,5 billion
51,560 people
from Geneva / Switzerland
company founded 1957
domain ST.com reg 8 feb 1993
still owned
by ST Microelectronics
 
td.com aquired 2000*[n°65]
TD.com = TD / Toronto Dominion
TD Toronto Dominion
sales: $ 17,5 billion
65,930 people
from Toronto / Canada
company founded 1869
domain TD.com reg 15 april 1998
by ??
bought 2000 by Toronto Dominion
 
TI.com = TI / Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments
Electronics
sales: $ 12,5 billion
26,200 people
from Dallas / USA
company founded 1930

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tv.com aquired 2000*[n°66]
TV.com = TV.com a division of CBS Corp
TV.com by CBS
Television
group sales: $ 13,9 billion
25,920 people
from NYC / USA
site launched 2006
domain TV.com reg 29 mai 1996
by NBC
bought 2000 by Cnet
bought 2008 by CBS
 
ua.com aquired 2011*[n°112]
UA.com = UA / Under Armour
Under Armour
Sports Cothes
sales: $ 0,85 billion
2,200 people
from Baltimore / USA
company founded 1996
domain UA.com reg 04 oct 1994
by Univesral Access
bought april 2011 for ?? $
by Under Armour
 
ul.com regist 1994*[n°31]
UL.com = UL / Underwriters Laboratries
Underwriters Lab
Technology
sales: private
6,800 people
from Northbrook / USA
company founded 1894
domain UL.com reg 16 aug 1994
still owned
by Underwriters Laboratries
 
up.com regist 1994*[n°27]
UP.com = Union Pacific
Union Pacific Railroad
Railways
sales: $ 18,5 billion
48,200 people
from Omaha / USA
company founded 1862
domain UP.com reg 12 may 1994
still owned
by Union Pacific Railroad
 
ur.com aquired 1999*[n°62]
UR.com = United Rentals
United Rentals
Equipment Rental
sales: $ 3,3 billion
8,600 people
from Greenwich / USA
company founded 1997
domain UR.com reg 6 nov 1997
by ??
bought 1999 by United Rentals

vb.com aquired 2007*[n°87]
VB.com = VB.com / Virtual banks
VB Very Beautiful
Brand Info site
sales: private
xx people
from Mettlach / Germany
and Paris / France
site launched 2008
domain VB.com reg 12 july 1991
lost and reg again 13 may 1997
by Veracity Capital Partners
bought 2006 / bought again 2007
 
vf.com regist 1994 *[n°28]
VF.com = VF.com Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair
by Cond Nast
Fashion Press
group sales: $ 5,1 billion
xxx people
from NYC / USA
group founded 1907
domain VF.com reg 17 mai 1994
by Conde Nast
also owns gq.com
 
vk.com aquired 2009*[n°101]
VK.com = VK / VKontakte

VK VKontakte

largest Social Network Russia
group sales: $ 119,3 billion
50,000 people
from Moscow / Russia
company founded 1996 / 2005
domain VK.com reg 24 june 1997
by Anything.com
bought by VKontakte.ru
August 2009 for X million $
 
vw.com regist 1994*[n°25]
VW.com = VW / Volkswagen
VW Volkswagen
Automobile
sales: $ 153,7 billion
370,000 people
from Wolfsburg / Germany
company founded 1937
domain VW.com reg 5 mar 1994
still owned
by Volkswagen
 
wb.com regist 1996*[n°49]
WB.com / WB / Warner Bros
WB Warner Bros
Entertainment
sales: $ 11,7 billion
xx people
from Burbank / USA
company founded 1918
domain WB.com reg 24 apr 1996
still owned
by Warner Bros

wf.com aquired 2007*[n°89]
WF.com = Wells Fargo
sales: $ 52,4 billion
276,000 people
from San Francisco / USA
company founded 1852
domain WF.com reg 19 feb 1993
by Wonder Force / Mr Jim Brunner
bought 2007 by Wells Fargo
 
wh.com aquired 2001*[n°69]
WH.com = W&H / Texas Instruments
W&H Dental
ex Weber und Hampel
Dental Equipment
sales: private
980 people
from Salzburg / Austria
company founded 1890
domain WH.com reg 6 sep 1995
by Web Homes
bought 2001 by W&H
 
wk.com regist 1995 *[n°40]
WK.com = Wieden + Kennedy
WK Wieden + Kennedy
Ad Agency
sales: private
xxxx people
from Portland / USA
company founded 1982
domain WK.com reg 2 feb 1995
still owned
by Wieden + Kennedy
 
wm.com regist 1998*[n°54]
WM.com = WM / Waste Management
Waste Management
Waste
sales: $ 13,4 billion
50,000 people
from Houston / USA
company founded 1894
domain WM.com reg 31 jul 1998
still owned
by Waste Management
 
wn.com regist 1995*[n°41]
WN.com = World News
World News
News / Ads
sales: private
48,200 people
from Omaha / USA
company founded 1995
domain WN.com reg 23 mar 1995
still owned
by World News Network

wp.com aquired 2009*[n°102]
WP.com = Word Press
Word Press
by Automattic
software
sales: private
35 people
from San Francisco / USA
company founded 2005
domain WP.com reg 28 mar 1997
by Yahoo
bought 2099 by Automattic /
Mr Matt Mullenweg
 
wy.com regist 1994*[n°38]
WY.com = Weyerheuser
Weyerheuser
Paper
sales: $ 16,9 billion
49,900 people
from Federal Way / USA
company founded 1900
domain WY.com reg 30 nov 1994
still owned
by Weyerhaeuser
 
xl.com aquired 2004*[n°79]
XL.com = XL Airways
XL Airways
Airline
sales: private
xxxx people
from Paris / France
company founded 2004
domain XL.com reg ??
lost and reg again 18 july 1994
by Lucent Technologies
bought by XL Airways
 
yb.com aquired 2008*[n°92]
YB.com = Your Book by Intelius
YB Your Book
by Intelius
Phonebook / Ads
sales: private
xxxx people
from Seattle / Washington
company founded 2003
domain YB.com reg 18 sep 1995
by Yosemite Bank
bought by Intelius
 
yp.com aquired 2009*[n°101]
YP.com = YP / Yellow Pages by ATT

Yellow Pages by AT&T

Phonebook / Ads
group sales: $ 119,3 billion
50,000 people
from Dallas / USA
company founded 1996 / 2005
domain YP.com reg 6 dec 1994
by Onramp Access
bought by YP Corp
company bought 2009 by AT&T

yr.com regist 1995 *[n°42]
YR.com = Y&R Young & Rubicam
Y&R Young & Rubicam
Advertising
sales: private
16,000 people
from NYC / USA
company founded 1923
domain YR.com reg 26 mar 1995
still owned
by Young & Rubicam
 
zf.com registered 1996*[n°47]
ZF.com = ZF Group
ZF Group
ex Zeppelin ex Zahnrad Fabrik
Engineering Rail Aviation
sales: $ 16,8 billion
59,800 people
from Friedrichshafen / Germany
company founded 1915
domain ZF.com reg 12 mar 1996
by ZF Industries USA
transfered to
ZF headquarter Germany
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
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the 2,000,000th one May 4 1998
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December 2 1993, at a time when the web was being formed Dr Jon Postel registered
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456,976 possible Four Letter Domains
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