Sunday, April 07, 2013

One Letter Domain Names and the Companies that Own Them

There are not many one-letter domain names that are owned by companies, and most of the companies are publicly traded stocks.
These companies were lucky enough to register them before December 1, 1993 (or buy them from someone who registered them by that date), as the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority put a restriction on single character domains at that time. and are both owned by (OSTK). is owned by CenturyLink (CTL). If you go to, it takes you right to CenturyLink's web site. is owned by x.commerce, which is owned by eBay (EBAY). When you go to the website, it takes you to the x.commerce website. is owned by Nissan North America Inc., which is owned by Nissan Motor (NSANY), which trades on NASDAQ. However, the website is currently inactive. is owned by Future Media Architects, a privately held company. The company also owns,, and along with several other dot tv domain names. is owned by UTV Media (UTV.L), a broadcasting and New Media company based in Belfast in Northern Ireland. The company trades on the London Stock Exchange.

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