Amazon buys ‘cloud video’ domains to support its instant video service

Amazon Instant Video

On Thurday, Amazon announced that its Instant Video service  was now offering customers more than 100,000 movies and TV shows.

A day before the announcement, the company’s legal department was quietly registering related domain names from to, with its registrar MarkMonitor.

The company picked up a dozen domains centered around its Instant Video service.

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