As reported by a number of news sites and blogs, the daily deals service Living Social has raised $400 million in a new round of funding, raising the company’s value to a staggering $3 billion.
As the company continues to grow, so to does its ever-growing list of domain names, many of which are focused on typos of its livingsocial.com web address, as well anti-company names.
This week, the list of anti-company domain names registered by Living Social in an effort to protect its online reputation include:
While Living Social has been able to get many anti-company domains, one common variation ending with the word “sucks” (livingsocialsucks.com) is owned by CityDeals.com, another group buying site that registered the domain back in September 2010 according to Whois records.
Living Social registers web addresses regularly, not all of which are typos of anti-company domains. Among the list of domain names, include livingsocialflashdeals.com and livingsocialdailycoupons.com.
This week the company targeted more typos.
Created on…………..: 2011-04-04.
Expires on…………..: 2012-04-03.
Record last updated on..: 2011-04-04.
Groupon, a major competitor of Living Social, doesn’t appear to have been as lucky with getting anti-company domain names. Names like f***groupon.com, grouponsucks.com, and grouponblows.com appear to have been registered by individuals instead of the company itself.