Amazon Owns (and Plenty Worse Than That)

If you're a huge commercial organization, it pays to not have too many random people on the Internet making cheap jokes at your expense. Which is, presumably, why Amazon owns a slew of silly and offensive domains that include its name.

As well as, you can include, and—my personal favorite— You have Alex Shepard to thanks for this discovery:


Buying up domains is, of course, common practice, but clearly someone in Amazon's legal department is doing their best to avoid any potential embarrassment. Still, this seems like a challenge: what's the best name you can find that Amazon hasn't yet registered? Bonus points if you buy it and use it in an amusing way. [ via Alex Shepard via Verge]

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