Saturday, October 15, 2005

Domain Registration Facts

There are a handful of new readers who don't know how DataDocket, MarkMonitor and Google are related. Because of this, they assume that the information I am posting is uninformed and possibly irrelevant.

Let me take this opportunity to review the facts:

1) is in the business of protecting brands. The service they provide includes registering domains for large corporations such as Google, Yahoo, and Apple. Mark Monitor only allows Google themselves to register domains with "Google" in them, or with "Google" as the registrant.

If you see a domain registered by "Google" through (such as, you can guarantee that the information in the WHOIS record is accurate.

2) Data Docket Inc. was discovered in my second post to this blog. You can read it for more information about them, and how they are related to Google. If you find a domain registered to "Data Docket Inc" through, you can also guarantee that it is registered to Google.

There are likely more holding companies (or soon will be) like "Data Docket", and I have been searching for them. If I find any others, my readers will be the first to know.

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