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Table: Master Of Their Domains?


Business Week e.biz -- Home Page

TABLE: Master of Their Domains?

What's in a name? On the Internet, plenty. NameEngine Inc., a New York-based

domain-name registration company, checked on whether major U.S. corporations

are protecting the online use of their names worldwide. There are 249

different domain designations used in the U.S. and other countries. It's not

enough to register Yourcompany.com in the U.S. and forget to register

Yourcompany.co.uk in Britain. Oddly, 6 out of the 10 least-vigilant companies

are in high tech. Hey guys, it's the WORLD WIDE Web. Here are the 10:

Web Addresses Web Name Taken

Company Owns by Others

Worldwide Worldwide

Company

CBS 4 46

Times Mirror 1 41

KeyCorp 1 40

Gateway 3 39

AMP 8 39

SCI Systems 1 36

Merrill Lynch 5 36

Reynolds Metals 1 34

SBC Communications 2 33

Texas Instruments 2 31

Quantum 3 31

DATA: NameEngine Inc.


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