HD.com was launched by Korea Heavy Industries,and these top 500 companies are using two-letter domain names

Industry Information 02 Sep 2023 02:25:25 PM By:DN platform editor
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Recently, a shocking piece of news has caused quite a sensation in the domain name industry: Hyundai Heavy Industries Group has adopted the two-letter domain name HD.com! It is conservatively estimated that this domain name cost millions of

Recently, a shocking piece of news has caused quite a sensation in the domain name industry: Hyundai Heavy Industries Group has adopted the two-letter domain name HD.com! It is conservatively estimated that this domain name cost millions of dollars! Two-letter domain names have always been considered as "rare treasures" in the domain name world, and they are hard to come by. Each of them holds significant value and potential. Companies that value domain names usually have good fortune. Many Fortune 500 companies around the world use two-letter domain names.

HD.com was launched by Korea Heavy Industries,and these top 500 companies are using two-letter domain names

According to statistics, there are only 676 two-letter .com domain names in the world, calculated by the formula 26 (A~Z) * 26 = 676. Currently, more than 400 two-letter .com domain names have been put into use. This means that there may be fewer than 200 two-letter domain names circulating worldwide.

Let's take a look at the two-letter domain names being used by Fortune 500 companies:

1. Apple: ME.com

Apple's official website domain is Apple.com, and they also own nearly a thousand brand-related domain names. The two-letter domain name Me.com is also owned by them, and it currently redirects to icloud.com.

2. Volkswagen: VW.com

Volkswagen (China) currently uses the official domain name VW.com.cn, while VW.com links to North American Volkswagen. They have also secured a large number of domain names such as vw.cn, seat.cn, and bora.cn.

3. Berkshire Hathaway: JM.com

Berkshire Hathaway's official website domain is berkshirehathaway.com. In 2017, they acquired the shorter four-letter domain name BHHS.com. Additionally, in 2001, they acquired the American company Johns Manville (JM), which included the domain JM.com, which became part of Berkshire Hathaway.

4. Ping An Insurance (Group) of China: LU.com

Ping An Insurance holds as many as 300 domain names. Their official website domain is pingan.com, and they also protect pingan.cn and pingan.com.cn. In 2015, they invested millions to acquire the two-letter domain name LU.com for their online finance platform, Lufax.

5. BP (British Petroleum): BP.com

BP (BP Amoco) is one of the world's largest oil and petrochemical conglomerates. Their official website domain is BP.com, and they also own numerous premium domain names like BP.com.cn, BPX.com, and BPA.com.

6. Alphabet: YT.com

Alphabet is the parent company of Google, and their official website domain is Alphabet.com. YouTube, a subsidiary, acquired the two-letter domain YT.com in 2015 and uses t.co as a short URL service.

7. General Motors Company: GM.com

General Motors Company's global official website domain is GM.com. They also protect domain names like GM.net and GMchina.com related to their brands.

8. JD.com: JD.com, VG.com

JD.com's official website domain is JD.com, which they acquired for 30 million RMB in 2013. Additionally, JD.com owns two-letter domain names VG.com and JD.cn/.cc, solidifying its position as China's third-largest internet company.

9. Facebook: FB.com

Facebook's official website domain is Facebook.com. In 2001, they acquired the premium two-letter domain name FB.com for $8.5 million. Currently, this domain redirects to their main website. Facebook also holds thousands of other domain names like F8.com, i.org, Rooms.com, and Messenger.com.

10. Johnson & Johnson: JJ.com

Johnson & Johnson is the world's largest healthcare and consumer care product company. They own the two-letter domain name JJ.com, which currently redirects to their official website JNJ.com. In the past, they also owned KY.com.

11. Wells Fargo: WF.com

Wells Fargo is the only bank in the United States with a AAA rating. Their official website domain is Wellsfargo.com, and they also own the two-letter domain name WF.com, which redirects to their homepage. They protect other premium domain names like WFA.com and ECM.com.

12. General Electric: GE.com

General Electric (GE) is the world's largest multinational company providing technology and service businesses. Their official website domain is the two-letter GE.com. GE.com.cn serves as General Electric's news center. They also hold hundreds of other high-quality domain names including LED.com, GEC.com, and J85.com.

13. SK Group: SK.com

SK Group (SK Holdings) is the third-largest multinational enterprise in South Korea, primarily engaged in energy and chemicals and information and communication industries. Their official website domain is SK.com, and the Chinese regional website uses SK.com.cn.

14. Tencent Holdings: QQ.com

Tencent Holdings' official website domain is Tencent.com. In 2002, they acquired QQ.com from overseas domain investors, and it is currently used as the official website domain for Tencent QQ. QQ.com has been instrumental in the rise of Tencent's internet empire, including Tencent Games, Tencent Portal, QQ Zone, and @qq.com email services.

15. The Walt Disney Company: GO.com

Disney's global official website domain is Disney.com. They also own the two-letter domain name Go.com, which is currently used as the official website domain for Disney's online international store. They also protect domains like Disney.cn, Family.com, Kid.com, and ABC.com.

16. HP (Hewlett-Packard): HP.com

HP's official website domain HP.com is the world's first two-letter .com domain name, registered by HP in March 3, 1986. Since then, HP.com has been continuously used as HP's official website domain, with a history of 35 years.

17. LG Electronics: LG.com

LG Group is a leading international enterprise group that drives industrial development worldwide. Their official website domain is LG.com.

18. Goldman Sachs Group: GS.com

Goldman Sachs Group (GS) is one of the world's oldest and largest investment banks. Their official website domain is Goldmansachs.com. The two-letter domain name GS.com also redirects to their official website.

19. Morgan Stanley: MS.com

Morgan Stanley is an international financial services company headquartered in New York, USA. Their official website domain is Morganstanley.com, and the two-letter domain name MS.com also redirects to their official website.

20. Orange S.A.: YA.com

Orange S.A. is a telecommunications operator in France, and their official website domain is Orange.es. They also own the two-letter domain name YA.com, which redirects to their official website.

21. ZF Friedrichshafen AG: ZF.com

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is headquartered in Germany and is a global partner and supplier in the automotive industry. Their official website domain is ZF.com.

22. Xiaomi Corporation: MI.com

Xiaomi acquired the simpler domain name MI.com for $3.6 million in 2014 and uses it as their official website domain, helping the brand expand into international markets.

23. The Coca-Cola Company: Ko.com

Coca-Cola's official website domain is coca-cola.com, and in China, they use coca-cola.com.cn. They also own the domain Ko.com, which redirects to their official website.

24. Schneider Electric SA: SE.com

Schneider Electric SA is a global electrical company headquartered in France.

Their official website domain is Schneider-Electric.com, and they also use SE.com as an official website domain.

25. Hyundai Heavy Industries: HD.com

Hyundai Heavy Industries is a world-class comprehensive heavy industry company founded in 1972 in Ulsan, South Korea. The domain name HD.com was recently activated on June 2, 2023, and it is now set as their official website.

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HD.com was launched by Korea Heavy Industries,and these top 500 companies are using two-letter domain names