Facebook Music rumors cause Universal to register domain UMGFacebook.com

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Following rumors that Facebook will be integrating music streaming service Spotify into its application, Universal Music Group which signed a deal with Spotify earlier this month, registered the domain name UMGFacebook.com on June 21, 2011, two days after GigaOM’s story first broke.

Although nothing has been officially confirmed by Spotify or Facebook, Universal Music Group appears to be the first of the major record companies to hint at the imminent plans.

Here’s a look at the WHOIS record of Universal’s latest domain purchase, UMGFacebook.com.

  Universal Music Operations Limited (UNIVERSA1915)
  Kensington High Street
  London, London, W14 8NS
  Domain name: umgfacebook.com  
Technical contact:
  Hostmaster, NetNames (NH114491)
  Netnames Ltd
  3rd Floor Prospero House
  241 Borough High St.
  null, London, SE1 1GA
Record created:           2011-06-21 16:57:09
Record last updated:      2011-06-21 16:57:15
Record expires:           2013-06-21 16:57:00


This whole domain hunting chase is odd to me. You buy a domain for less than 20 dollars and then sell for over 100K.  Perfect signs of a bubble, if you ask me. Companies like facebook buying up domain names left and right sound like the tulip craze. Splitop is cool name.  Empty site: www.splitop.com  , but you can see bubbles in the favicon :)


Pepsi bought domain name splitop.com for USD187,000!  Where was Coca Cola?