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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