Domain Discoveries

I noticed some action on GrandCentral.com a domain name that has been owned by Google Inc. . The domain was with domain name registrar MarkMonitor and has just transferred OUT to GoDaddy.com and includes the email address craig@firespotter.com in whois.

Google is still shown in whois records as the “owner” (registrant) of the domain and the only change besides registrar is the Registrant Email. To me, this indicates a sale or potential partnership in some way.

Firespotter Labs created UberConference … 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 GoldCard.com and GoldCards.com 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

Welcome to the first company domain movers series, powered by DomainIQ.com on the new DotWeekly theme! Today’s list isn’t huge (which happens after a weekend) but several interesting domain name purchases, registrations and movers from large companies that I was able to dig up.

TAYLOR MADE GOLF COMPANY, INC.

Registered the domain name MissHitsHappen.com and several variations of the term with a hyphen and typo.

Women.com / Women.net

There is a pretty interesting story on these two domain names that … Read the rest

This morning I noticed that the domain name Browse.com, which is/was owned by Amazon Technologies Inc. may have sold!

The domain name showed publicly in whois data that Amazon was the owners of the domain name as of 6/02/2014 (minor dns change) and a whois record on 8/16/2014 displays:

Domain Name: browse.com
Registry Domain ID:
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.markmonitor.com
Registrar URL: http://www.markmonitor.com
Updated Date: 2014-06-03T09:40:33-0700
Creation Date: 1994-09-19T21:00:00-0700
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-04-15T20:59:59-0700
Registrar: MarkMonitor, Inc.
Registrar IANA ID: … Read the rest