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Facebook Bought FB.biz Domain Name, Too

December 8, 2010Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, facebook, fb.biz, fb.comComments Off on Facebook Bought FB.biz Domain Name, Too

Facebook snaps up FB.com; currently owns FB.com and .biz.

Remember when .biz registry Neustar auctioned off two letter domain names at twodotbiz.biz? Facebook participated and picked up the domain name FB.com.

The company registered the domain name under DNStination Inc., which is associated with domain registrar MarkMonitor. Facebook used the same group to acquire FB.com from American Farm Bureau, which still owns the .org domain.

The domain name just recently moved from DNStination Inc. to Facebook in whois, but the domain name doesn’t resolve yet. Facebook is using FB.com for email addresses and a URL shortener; you can type FB.com to go to Facebook.com or just substitute FB.com for Facebook.com in any other URL.

I don’t have a record of the price paid for FB.biz in the auction. Feel free to comment if you know.

My guess is the company goes after FB.info as that domain is released by .info registry Afilias.


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