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Google & Apple Buy 45+ .Cars, .Car & .Auto Domain Names (SelfDriving .cars, Alphabet .car, Apple .car)

cars-auto-carSunrise for .cars, .car and .auto ended a few days back and a few of the biggest companies in the world bought domain names.

The domains were not necessarily bought by car manufacturers (Open, Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Mercedes, BMW, Maybach, Volvo) but also companies like Apple and Google bought some .cars, .car and .auto domain names.

Apple bought 6 domain names:

apple.auto
carplay.auto
apple.car
apple.cars
carplay.car
carplay.cars

But Google bought at least 39 .cars, .car and .auto. And I am saying “at least” because not all of these domain name have nameservers and do not appear in the zone files.

Here is the list of the google domain names: (I have highlighted some interesting ones)
adsense.auto
adsense.car
adsense.cars
adwords.auto
adwords.car
adwords.cars
alphabet.auto
alphabet.car
alphabet.cars
android.auto
android.car
android.cars
blogger.auto
blogger.car
blogger.cars
chrome.auto
chrome.car
chrome.cars
driverless.auto
driverless.car
driverless.cars
gmail.auto
gmail.car
gmail.cars
google.auto
google.car
google.cars
GoogleSelfDriving.auto
GoogleSelfDriving.Car
GoogleSelfDriving.Cars
SelfDriving.auto
SelfDriving.car
SelfDriving.cars
X.Auto
X.car
X.cars
youtube.auto
youtube.car
youtube.cars

.cars, .car and .auto sunrise prices were at about $3,000 for each domain name. But I am not sure that these domain name above were all sunrise registrations or part of a registry deal to sell these domains to Google. I will have to check if all these domains are trademarks registered by Google. Donuts has done similar deals in the past. And I am sure thereba lot more “hiding” without nameservers.

You can search for all 221 registered sunrise (trademark) domain names in .cars, .car and .auto at Sold.Domains. Just go to Sold.Domains click on “Search Sunrise” and enter your search term.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names and website and software development. He has been online since 1995 and a domain investor since 2002.

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  1. It looks like Google is re-branding some of it’s companies to fit the “Alphabet” theme…Google X is now just, “X”. New name and new logo!…I had wondered why all of a sudden I got some inquiries on the domain, X.Technology…

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