16 Dec '13, 3pm

HomeAway gets 161 domain names with Stayz acquisition

HomeAway’s acquisition of Stayz included a number of descriptive Australian ccTLD domain names. Earlier this month vacation rental company HomeAway bought Australian competitor Stayz for a little over $200 million. The SEC filing about the acquisition lists 161 domain names (pdf) that were included in the deal. In addition to the many defensive brand registrations, it’s interesting to see some of the generic/descriptive domain names Stayz registered for its business. Some examples include: CorporateRentals.com.au ExecutiveRentals.com.au FullyFurnished.com.au FurnishedRentals.com.au GuestReviews.com.au Occupancy.com.au RentAHome.com.au sydneyfurnishedapartments.com.au vacationhomes.com.au vacationrentals.com.au visitsydney.com.au school-holiday-dates.com.au booklennoxhead.com (along with a handful of other “book[location]” domain names in .com and .com.au) holidayscentralco...

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