September 9, 2014

Amazon owns the domains and



image via Colin McDonald

Yesterday, after seeing the photo to the right on Twitter, I wondered if the web address was available—as a businessman and an entrepreneur, I’m always looking for new opportunities. Unfortunately, GoDaddy informed me that was not available, though was. Curious as to who actually owned, I headed over to Who.Is to discover the truth.

Amazon owns

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Amazon isn’t the only corporation to own a “fuck[itself].com” domain— is owned by Nike. But it’s not terribly common: is owned by a woman in Maryland, while,, and are all available (and fairly cheap!). Some “fuck[company].com” domains are privately held— and, for instance. Privately registering a web domain is not expensive (it costs $9.99/year from GoDaddy) which makes the fact that you can see that Amazon, a notoriously cheap company owned by a notoriously cheap man, owns all the more hilarious.

Based on my research, Amazon also bought a few other domain names: and Amazon also owns, though it declined to purchase Amazon somehow let, which is owned by someone unaffiliated with the company, fall through its fingers.

The most interesting domain owned by Amazon, however, is

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Keeping away from activists is exactly the kind ruthless, brazen move you’d expect from a company that famously owns (that one, unlike the others, redirects to Amazon’s actual site).

Amazon does not own Yet.

UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014: Amazon owns Thanks to Liam for the tip. Amazon also owns

If you find any other funny domains Amazon owns please shoot me an email so I can add it to the post! My email address is alex [at] 


Alex Shephard is the director of digital media for Melville House, and a former bookseller.