Domain Discoveries

I was informed that Monster Worldwide Inc. has sold 14,300 domain names in a bulk deal for “six figures” that mainly relate to school/education domains and the buyers were Endurance/BuyDomains.com based on whois records.

Also based on whois records, Monster.com owns around 24,000 domain names, so that is about 58% of its domain name portfolio it has sold in the deal.

Monster.com

Since the exact purchase price is not known, the price per domain would be fairly low if the numbers … Read the rest

Something may be up, potentially another portfolio buy via GoDaddy’s NameFind division? It appears so!

Several domain names that were owned by Elite Domains Group have transferred to GoDaddy’s NameFind, LLC according to whois records. NameFind is the division of GoDaddy.com that acquired the Marchex and Worldwide Media domain name portfolios as well as the DomainSource domain portfolio which I discovered in mid February 2016.

UBG.com is one domain of mention that was owned by Elite Domains Group and is … Read the rest

Pinnacle Sports Worldwide, an online betting website, has purchased the premium generic domain name Pinnacle.com from Avnet, Inc. according to whois records.

Pinnacle Sports Worldwide

Avnet, a fortune 500 company acquired Pinnacle Data Systems Inc. in November 2011 for about $22 Million, which owned the Pinnacle.com domain name.

The domain name transferred out of corporate brand protection service MarkMonitor to SafeNames under privacy protection, but displays an email address for Pinnacle Sports.

Pinnacle.com whois record

The purchase price is currently unknown, but the domain IMO easily … Read the rest

Avenue 81, Inc (DBA LeadBrite) which operates several lead page services, announced in December 2015 a new service called “Center” and was looking for early users. At the time, they were using the domain name Center.io but have now done a domain name upgrade and acquired the premium generic domain name Center.com from past owner Horoscope.com Inc. according to whois records.

According to a MarketingLand.com article about Center, they offer a lead management tool.

On February 10, 2016 the domain … Read the rest

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