Kidney care company Davita goes on a buying binge of anti-Davita domains

Davita CEO Ken Thiry

Davita which had $6.4 billion in revenues in 2010 and whose CEO Kent Thiry last year made $14 million in compensation has gone on a buying binge of anti-Davita domain names and other defensive registrations.

According to a recent story featured on Business Insider by Jim Edwards of BNET, Medicaid and other government healthcare programs provide 66 percent of the company’s revenues.  Kent Thiry also makes his employees sing the Davita corporate song “hundreds” of times a year, among other interesting tidbits in the story.

In the last 52 weeks, DaVita stock (NYSE: DVA) has traded between $56.58 and a high of $89.58.

Now, it appears, for whatever reason, Davita has purchased dozens of anti-company domain names through MarkMonitor and DNStination, privacy and brand protection services used by heavyweights like Google.   While it can’t be said for certain that Davita registered all the domains, MarkMonitor is a well-known internet company known for protecting popular brands, so it’s unlikely anyone else made the purchases.

        Domain  Administrator
        DNStination Inc.
        303 Second Street Suite 800N
         San Francisco CA 94107

Created on…………..: 2011-07-05.
    Expires on…………..: 2012-07-05.
    Record last updated on..: 2011-07-05.

The purchases were all made on July 5, 2011 and include names ranging from to

Here’s a look at over 100 of the domains registered.

(Photo of CEO Kent Thiry via