Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fortune 100 companies have domains will expire this year

15 Fortune 100 companies have domains will expire this year

The domain for American Express expires in about six weeks. Here is a list of companies that have domains in danger of expiring soon.

Regions Bank, part of a Fortune 500 company, let it's domain expire over the weekend. As a result, thousands of customers were unable to conduct online banking transactions.

Generally, when a domain expires and is taken offline, that also means emails to and from employees won’t be delivered as well.

In other words: letting your domain expire is a big screw up.

I just ran a check on the 2012 Fortune 100 list to see now many of them have their key domain name expiring in 2013. 156 companies have domains set to expire, and some as early as six weeks from now.

The good news is that almost all of these companies use a brand protection registrar such as CSC or MarkMonitor. Presumably, these registrars have safeguards in place to auto-renew key domains. I also doubt they take a domain offline the moment it expires.(New rules that go into effect August 31 will require registrars to cause a DNS interruption at some point in the expiration/deletion process.) Big brands should make sure they never have a key domain expiring within 12 months. Here’s the full list:

American Express americanexpress.com 6/3/2013

Ingram Micro ingrammicro.com 6/26/2013

Lowe’s lowes.com 6/28/2013

Coca-Cola coke.com 7/6/2013

New York Life Insurance newyorklife.com 7/10/2013

Goldman Sachs Group goldmansachs.com 7/25/2013

Berkshire Hathaway berkshirehathaway.com 9/5/2013

Lockheed Martin lockheedmartin.com 10/11/2013

Johnson & Johnson jnj.com 10/31/2013

MetLife metlife.com 11/13/2013

Delta Air Lines delta.com 11/22/2013

FedEx fedex.com 11/29/2013

United Continental Holdings United.com 12/16/2013

Liberty Mutual Insurance Group liberymutual.com 12/16/2013

Bank of America Corp. bankofamerica.com 12/27/2013

Cardinal Healthcare’s domain Cardinal.com expires in October.

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