NBC isn't the first company to raise eyebrows by changing its name or website URL. Take a look at other memorable examples of rebranding through the years.
NBC isn't the first to raise eyebrows with its website name change from MSNBC.com to NBCNews.com. Here's a look at other memorable examples of rebranding through the years.
Xerox Corp. -- Formerly: The Haloid Company
Year Changed: 1961
Nissan Motor Co. -- Formerly: Datsun
Year Changed: 1981
Facebook.com -- Formerly: thefacebook.com
Year changed: 2005
Academi – Formerly: Xe Services LLC Year Changed: 2011
Before that, known as: Blackwater USA Year Changed: 2009
(Pictured: Blackwater founder Erik Prince)
Accenture -- Formerly: Andersen Consulting
Year Changed: 2000
Twitter -- Formerly: Twttr
Year Changed: 2006
CA Technologies – Formerly: CA Inc. Year Changed: 2010
Before that, known as: Computer Associates, Inc. Year Changed: 2006
Altria Group Inc. -- Formerly: Philip Morris Companies Inc.
Year changed: 2003
LG Corp. -- Formerly: Lucky and GoldStar Co., Ltd.
Year Changed: 1995
Panasonic -- Formerly: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.
Year Changed: 2008
Paypal.com -- Formerly: X.com
Oracle -- Formerly: Relational Software
PerezHilton.com -- Formerly: PageSixSixSix.com
Year Changed: 2004
Overstock.com -- The company tried switching to O.co in 2011, but quickly changed back
Year Changed Back: 2011
Fifth and Pacific -- Formerly: Liz Claiborne
Year Changed: 2012
IMDb.com -- Formerly: rec.arts.movies
Year Changed: 1996
Ask.com -- Formerly: Askjeeves.com
Year Changed: 2005
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