Westpac acquires its .com domain

The domain was bought from a semiconductor business

Westpac acquires its .com domain


By Mina Martin

An Australian big bank has bought its .com domain from a semiconductor business.

The sale and transfer of ownership of westpac.com domain from Westpac Associates to Westpac Banking Corporation was brokered by Perth-based Richard Coogan. The terms of the sale were confidential.

Australia’s Westpac put a redirect from westpac.com to its .com.au site in early July, so the domain now redirects to westpac.com.au instead of to a South Korean website for semiconductors and other electronics componentry that previously owned it since 1998, with ITnews reported.

And although the bank wasn’t listed on the whois records as the official owner of westpac.com, ITnews has independently confirmed that the bank was now indeed the owner of the domain.

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