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    Raghavendra_​Mudugal

    Smiley

    How many websites does microsoft owns or runs or owns and runs?

    like...

    1) microsoft.com
    2) windowsmarketplace.com
    3) iis.net (i guess)

    so on... Hope all niners will add to the list.

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    Dr Herbie

    I think you forgot channel9.msdn.com  Big Smile


    Herbie

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    Raghavendra_​Mudugal

    Dr Herbie wrote:
    I think you forgot channel9.msdn.com 


    Herbie


    (me empty head) Good point, Dr.Herbie. Big Smile

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    Ion Todirel
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    PaoloM

    I may say something completely stupid, but I remember seeing somewhere that Microsoft owns around 20,000 domain names.

    Now, they may not all be used, but... Smiley

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    melsam [MS]

    there are tons of domains owned by msft. many marketing/viral campaigns go out and get their own domain (e.g. msdewey.com) so it's hard to guess how many. let's just say "lots". why do you care?

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    Ion Todirel

    melsam [MS] wrote:
    there are tons of domains owned by msft. many marketing/viral campaigns go out and get their own domain (e.g. msdewey.com) so it's hard to guess how many. let's just say "lots". why do you care?
    man msdewey.com website is so crazy, i love the chick Smiley

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    littleguru

    Ion Todirel wrote:
    
    melsam [MS] wrote: there are tons of domains owned by msft. many marketing/viral campaigns go out and get their own domain (e.g. msdewey.com) so it's hard to guess how many. let's just say "lots". why do you care?
    man msdewey.com website is so crazy, i love the chick


    Haha... I didn't know about this. Funny.

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    Sabot

    melsam [MS] wrote:
    ... why do you care?


    Firstly, thanks for the reply.

    Secondly, to answer your question, curiosity, pure and simple in my case, no malice intended.

    A registered URL can sometimes be the first hint of what an organisation is up, but thats fine, it's not like giving away a trade secret, infact it can easily play into a companies favour, say for example Microsoft registered the domain, www.Milkshakes.co.uk can you imagine the hype mileage you would get out of that.

    We need to respect that we don't want to give things away before they are ready, so if you stumble on a URL registered to Microsoft best keep it to yourself, but watch it till something appears! ... then you will be one of the first to tell everybody about it!

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