Domain registrations hinted at Amazon’s plans.
Today Amazon.com officially unveiled AmazonSupply.com, billed as “the hardware store for researchers and developers”.
Last month I caught wind of this new shop from an inside connection called whois.
Here are some of the related domains Amazon registered that tipped me off that the e-commerce giant was up to something new:
I just checked a few of these domains and none seem to be resolving yet. Amazon was smart to defensively register related domain, but it would be even smarter to forward them to AmazonSupply.com.
Moreover, AmazonSupply.cn/.com.cn were already registered by Chinese domainers recently, while the domain names AmazonSupply.net.cn/org.cn are still available.
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