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The petroleum industry appears to be one of the biggest industries that has basically ignored some of the most important industry generic domain names out there.  Examples are the prime domains petroleum.com and crude.com which have both been for sale on the market for some time. So far there have been no takers despite the petroleum industry being a very important trillion dollar industry. Other important industry domain names like oil.com, crudes.com and crudeoil.com are all owned by the same news media company. Only oils.com is owned by an lube oil company which comes the closest to a petroleum related business while petroleums.com and crudeoils.com are both owned by the same petroleum geology specimen company. Interestingly, OAPEC (Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries) which is a very big, rich and powerful organization whose members account for over 50% of all the world's petroleum reserves uses the repetitive and confusing domain name oapecorg.org instead of oapec.org Unless, I am mistaken in my observations, it does not look like the petroleum industry values important industry domain names like other industries do even though they have websites online. Leading companies in other industries have scrambled to get a hold of important .com domain names which are in short supply..
 

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Which do you prefer out of these two which are currently on the market?

crude.com (general)

petroleum.com (specific)

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Just looked and found that 

petroleum.com

petroleum.net

petroleum.org

are all available and for sale.

Is there any other large industry where over 25 years of internet such key domain names are still being ignored?

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The oil and gas industry is not concerned with what domain names they create, buy or control, they use websites as an online presence and form, register and own domain names and websites to reflect their company name and brand .

There is also opec.org , the bigger producing exporting countries group

 

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Like in other industries, if certain companies want to distinguish themselves from other similar companies online then they will turn to better generic domain names. Maybe in harder times rather than in better times this may be more effective. Only one company can ever own petroleum.com and so far none have made a move into this domain.  opec.org makes sense but opecorg.org would not make sense.  However, OAPEC (Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries) whose members account for over 50% of all crude oil reserves worldwide and which have many trillions of petrodollars at their disposal has oapecorg.org instead of oapec.org which is confusing.  If I could afford it, I would get sourcrude.com given that most crude oil is sour and sour crude has been very much in demand these days.

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