KindleMother.com? Amazon secretly registers family member domain names

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 … [Read more...]

Amazon acquired KindleFireHD.com domain right before announcement

Unknown if Amazon shelled out big bucks or threatened legal action Domain first registered on Sept 28, '11, same day Kindle Fire announced Amazon revealed as owner even though name anonymously registered Has better domain record than Apple, which still doesn't own … [Read more...]

Amazon drops more hints of B2B marketplace with AmazonB2B domains

Andrew Alleman reported yesterday on his blog Domain Name Wire (DNW) that Amazon had registered a slew of domains like SuppliesAmazon.com on March 28 that suggested a manufacturing or B2B play. While big tech companies like Amazon typically don't comment on rumor or speculation, Amazon continues to … [Read more...]

Amazon hints at Web Services Partner Network with domain registrations

With competition heating up between companies offering cloud computing services, it appears Amazon Web Services (AWS) may be launching its own partner network some time in the near future, according to a slew of domain registrations that include names like awspartnernetwork.com and … [Read more...]

Top 10 Stories of 2011: #6 Speculating on the next Kindle to be released by Amazon

When Amazon began slashing prices on its refurbished Kindle 3 models, tech sites began speculating that Amazon would release a new Kindle.  That's when I started paying more attention to Kindle related domain names, as I quickly found out readers eat this type of news up. My first big story days … [Read more...]

Amazon acquires KindleTutor.com

Amazon is overflowing with all sorts of Kindle products from the all-new Kindle Fire tablet to the Kindle e-reader. So what's in store next for the Kindle family?  Well, according to a recent domain name acquisition by Amazon.com Holdings, it's possible an online tutoring service or app is on … [Read more...]

Several Amazon Web Services Certified Samurai domain names registered

According to several recent domain registrations, it looks like Amazon Web Services (AWS) has something in the works. On December 22, Amazon's legal department registered new AWS domains with 'Certified Samurai' in the name. The domain registrations … [Read more...]

Amazon to launch a Santa app in time for the 2011 holiday season [UPDATED]

Updated December 1, 2011 at 5:37am EST:  As expected, Amazon announced the launch of its Santa App for the Kindle Fire and iPad.  The press release was issued yesterday on November 30.  A day before the announcement, Amazon added a bunch of related domains to its portfolio including: … [Read more...]

Amazon to launch a new feed generator for its stores? Domains registered

Several years ago, developer and Amazon Hacks author Paul Bausch created a tool to build RSS feeds which automatically searched Amazon for products which matched a specific set of keyword search terms.  The web app was even mentioned on the Amazon Web Services blog. Despite its heavy usage, the … [Read more...]

Amazon spin-off still in the works? New trademarks filed for Fire under Seesaw

Back in early October, I wrote about Amazon filing several trademark applications for the Kindle Fire and Amazon Silk with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Only, instead of using its own company name, Amazon filed the trademarks using the name Seesaw LLC. I speculated that perhaps … [Read more...]