Amazon’s legal team seem to be trying to cover all bases, snapping up a number of anti-Amazon URL’s just incase someone decides to really go at them on the web. Discovered by one eagle-eyed web user by the name of Alex Shephard, who pointed out in tweet that Amazon owns fuckamazon.com. It has now emerged that Amazon didn’t stop at just that inevitable URL, they also secured the addresses of amazonsucks.com, screwamazon.com and amazonstinks.com.
There are probably companies out there that we don’t like for a variety of reasons – it could be poor customer service, overpriced when compared to competitors, lack of variety, and so on. What happens in these cases is that people tend to write bad reviews about the product, service, or the company in general, although it’s not everyday that you see websites dedicated to criticizing said company. Well perhaps looking to pre-empt such websites, it seems that someone over in Amazon has thought that it would be a great idea to buy up websites and domain names that could potentially contain disparaging remarks about the company’s products and services. This was spotted by Alex Shephard who discovered that Amazon had bought domains such as “screwamazon.com”, “amazonstinks.com”, “amazonsucks.com”, and more just to name a few.