You may have recently seen my article, Stocks that Own the Highest Priced Domain Names, and wondered about some of the other interesting domain names. For example, there are very few one-letter domain names that are owned by companies, but generally the companies are stocks that the average investor can own.
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority put a restriction on
single character domains back on
December 1, 1993, so if a corporation didn't own the name back then, it would have had to purchase it. Here is a list of one letter domain names and the stocks that own them.
a.co is owned by Amazon.com (AMZN)
o.co and o.info are both owned by Overstock.com (OSTK).
q.com is owned by CenturyLink (CTL). If you go to q.com, it takes you right to CenturyLink's web site.
x.com is owned by x.commerce, which is owned by eBay (EBAY). When
you go to the x.com website, it takes you to the x.commerce website.
x.co is owned by GoDaddy.
y.co is owned by YCO Group Plc, a luxury yacht company. The stock trades on the London Matched Markets Exchange.
z.com is owned by Nissan North America Inc., which is owned by
Nissan Motor (NSANY), which trades on NASDAQ. However, the website is
i.net is owned by Future Media Architects, a privately held
company. The company also owns c.tv, h.tv, k.tv and n.tv along with
several other dot tv domain names.
u.tv 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.
Is anyone aware of any others that I may have missed?