Groupon registers domains for payment system and POS

Views:4515 Time:2012-05-28 17:51:53 Author: NiceNIC.NET

Local deals company registers three domain names for retailer payment systems.


Groupon registered the domain names,, and on May 22.


Now we know why.


VentureBeat reports that the company is testing a payments solution to competed with Square and PayPal. Apparently the company is offering an iPod Touch with the card reader to merchants free of charge, and the service is priced very competitively compared to competitors.


The author of the VentureBeat article says an email from Groupon hints at a forthcoming point of sale system for iPod and iPad. Given the domain names the company registered, this appears to be on the product roadmap.


Here’s the whois record for from IISP.HK/WHOIS. The other domains have similar records.

  Domain Name:
      Groupon, Inc.
      Systems Administrator
      600 W. Chicago Ave Suite 620
      Chicago, IL 60654
      Email: [email protected]

  Registrar Name....: CORPORATE DOMAINS, INC.
  Registrar Whois...:
  Registrar Homepage:

  Created on..............: Tue, May 22, 2012
  Expires on..............: Wed, May 22, 2013
  Record last updated on..: Tue, May 22, 2012

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