KindleMother.com? Amazon secretly registers family member domain names

KindleMother.com

KindleChild.com, KindleFather.com, KindleMother.com, KindlePreteen.com – those are just a handful of the names that Amazon privately registered this week through the registrar Go Daddy.

All of the names were registered to Domains By Proxy, Go Daddy’s private registration service, but with a little sleuthing it was quite easy to reveal the company owner behind the domains as Amazon.

Dozens of domain names centered on “family” were registered, but the company is remaining hush-hush on its plans for them.

The names could point to new content for the Kindle devices, as they were all registered a day after Amazon’s General Counsel took control of KindlePublications.com (Whois).

Revealing Amazon as the owner was simple.  By typing the domain and e-mail address “hostmaster@amazon.com” into Go Daddy’s online account retrieval system, you can quickly confirm Amazon as the owner, since Go Daddy shows a message stating, “An email with the requested information has been sent”, when you fill in all the fields correctly.

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It’s the same technique I used to see that Amazon bought KindleFireHD.com.

In many cases, Amazon registered the Spanish and English versions of the same name, such as KindleMadre.com and KindleMother.com.

Below is a bigger list of the names privately registered by Amazon.  It includes many, but not all of the names, which appear to have been registered on October 12, 2012, according to Whois records.

http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlebambini.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlebambino.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlechild.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindledad.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindledads.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindleenfant.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlefamilies.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlefather.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlefathers.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindleinfant.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindleinfants.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlemadre.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlemadres.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlemommies.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlemommy.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlemother.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlemothers.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlemum.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlemums.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlenino.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindleninos.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlepadre.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlepadres.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlepapa.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlepreteen.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindlepreteens.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/kindleteen.com

At the time of this story, all of the names direct users to a Go Daddy parked page.

(Image of Kindle Fire via Amazon.com)

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