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Internet Explorer 13? Microsoft is Covering its Bases with Domain Registrations

October 11, 2010Domaining, Domainnamewire, internet explorer, microsoft, UncategorizedComments Off on Internet Explorer 13? Microsoft is Covering its Bases with Domain Registrations

Microsoft registers domain names for future versions of Internet Explorer.

Internet ExplorerHow many versions of Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s market-leading web browser, will we see?

Just in case, Microsoft has registered a handful of domain names up to version number 13.

Through its domain name management company, Microsoft recently registered InternetExplorer12.com and InternetExplorer13.com. It also registered ie12beta.com and ie13beta.com.

Microsoft is a slow learner. InternetExplorer8.com is a parked domain. A visit to InternetExplorer9.com won’t bring you to an official Microsoft site; instead you’ll find a splog scraping the latest IE 9 news. The company also doesn’t own InternetExplorer10.com.

Preemptively registering these domains is smart business. But how far do you take it? Why stop at InternetExplorer13.com? Unless the company plans a name change it might as well pick up InternetExplorer14.com for $8 today.

Whoops. It might already be too late.


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