Microsoft may be getting ready to launch a “Small Business Deal” hub if their plans correspond with the domain names that they recently purchased. Microsoft recently purchased MSSMBDealHub.com and MSSMBDealHub.net, two domain names that might indicate that they’re going to offer a deal hub for SMB (Small and Medium Sized Businesses).
We already know that Microsoft has a Business Hub at http://www.microsoftbusinesshub.com/, but they may be getting ready to offer SMBs a deal hub. That’s my speculation at this point.
Microsoft owns about 100,000 domain names, and Domain Tools reports that the email address firstname.lastname@example.org is associated with about 100,018 domains. In comparison, email@example.com is associated with about 13,344 domains, and I’m assuming that means that Google owns about 13,000 domain names.