Branding has finally been secured by American Family Insurance, a Wisconsin based insurance provider! The domain name has long been owned by Synapse Group, Inc. which is a subsidiary of Time Inc. Synapse had a magazine subscription on the site, as well as other stuff over the years.

I have been an American Family Insurance customer ever since I started driving and for as long as I can remember, they have used the domain name (registered in 1994) … Read the rest

OpenMail was founded in October 2013. OpenMail LLC was filed on March 26, 2014 by Michael Blend in Santa Monica CA and a trademark for OpenMail was actually filed prior on 2/10/2014 for:

Technology that enables email marketers to more efficiently target emails and email promotions to their customers

 Providing a website featuring technology that enables users to more efficiently target emails and email promotions to their customers was re-registered on 9/21/2013 under whois privacy (so maybe OpenMail was … Read the rest

Based on whois information, it appears that Visa / Black Card LLC*  is likely getting ready to make a play with “Gold Card”.

I did a little digging and it appears that Visa / Black Card LLC*  likely purchased the domain names and for around $125,000. Media Options had the domains under contract and listed in a newsletter on September 10, 2013.

A whois record change on November 6, 2013  shows “Matt Serlin” of MarkMonitor in whois. A … Read the rest

eBates has acquired the domain name from Rakuten. Rakuten purchased in May 2010 for an estimated $250 Million and in January 2013 was rebranded to .


eBates appears to be getting ready to launch something on the newly acquired domain name but currently only a Coming Soon message appears on the site.

Ebates Performance Marketing, Inc. became the owners of on March 27, 2014 according to whois records.

From what I can tell, over … Read the rest