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SecurityTrails Blog · Jan 23 2018 · by Esteban Borges

Uncovering 5,707 Hilton Empire’s Domain Names

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Some time ago, our team wrote a very cool post about 3,450 Trump Family's Registered Domains. Today we continue our journey, revealing another massive domain registration by a famous US based company.

Hilton Hotels, formerly known as Hilton Hotels Corporation, was founded by Conrad Hilton in 1919. Since then, it has become one of the most important multinational hotel companies in the world.

Much like Trump family likes to do in this digital era, the Hiltons are also trying to protect themselves from outsiders registering domain names associated with their Hotels, brands, and everything related to their business activities.

This time we uncovered 5,707 domains from Hilton empire (average $61k/year).

Hilton domains

The first thing we noted is that Hilton is trying to protect their brands from online complaints, by registering "suck" combined with almost every brand they manage:

  • embassysuitessucks.com
  • hamptoninnandsuitessucks.com
  • hamptoninnsucks.com
  • hgisucks.com
  • hiltonhonorssucks.com

Another interesting thing we noticed was the huge number of hotel brands they manage in the different parts of the world, which became clear when looking at domains like:

  • connoisseurconradbrussels.com
  • conradireland.com
  • hamptonpanama.com
  • hiltonaustria.com
  • hiltonmicejapan.com
  • hiltonmumbaihotel.com
  • hiltonmunich.com

And while they are not online yet, it seems they are interested in building websites for cyber discount weeks (or preventing someone else from doing just that), as suggested by domain registrations such as these:

  • hiltoncybermonday.com
  • hiltoncyberweek.com

As you can see, either for Trump, Hilton, or any other brand, DNSTrails and SecurityTrails can be extremely useful tools for seeking domain-related information.

Go ahead and start playing with DNSTrails, you never know what you will find. And if you find something interesting to share, get in touch with us; our new [Data Bounty Program][bounty] awaits!

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ESTEBAN BORGES

Esteban is a seasoned security researcher and cybersecurity specialist with over 15 years of experience. Since joining SecurityTrails in 2017 he’s been our go-to for technical server security and source intelligence info.