Ever try to find the site of your favorite TV show by typing in the domain name? More often than not, you’ll discover that the show and/or operating company does not own the exact domain. There are probably many reasons for this but most likely because the show has it’s own mini-site on the broadcasting channel’s official website, i.e. ABC.com. Still, with the amount of loot spent on advertising and marketing, it would be worth the money to pick up the exact match domain. Below is a list of 22 of today’s most popular television shows that I believe are dropping the ball by ignoring the domain that is out there and available in most cases. Most of the domains might not be blatantly for sale, but all domains have a price. I’m sure there are dozens more, but these are some quick ones I found.
SouthPark.com – Forwards to Simon.com, Simon Malls and Property Group
TheBigBangTheory.com – Parked, for sale
TheOffice.com – Forwards to Dexagon.com web design services in Toronto, ON
Workaholics.com – Parked, for sale
SonsofAnarchy.com – Parked
LawAndOrder.com – Parked
TopShot.com – Amateur looking photography site
ItsAlwaysSunny.com – FX owns ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia.com but this shorter more marketable version is owned by Sunny Realty Services
EastBoundandDown.com – Parked
DancingWithTheStars.com – Parked
ModernFamily.com – Very small parenting site, monetization type site.
Xfactor.com – Parked
NewGirl.com – Google 404 error
JerseyShore.com – Monetization site.
NCIS.com – forwards to EastCentralLivestock.com, which is for sale
CriminalMinds.com – Parked, for sale thru domainnamesales.com
Weeds.com – monetization site for, well, weeds. Probably for sale.
MadMen.com – Forwards to FMA.com, Future Media Architects
These next 3 are the worst in my opinion, because they are all owned by the operating company but the domains do not forward or resolve to anything…