Domain News

Facebook

Facebook Inc. has transferred the premium 2 letter domain name FB.com out of brand protection service MarkMonitor to self owned domain registrar, RegistrarSafe, LLC.

FB.com whois record with RegistrarSafe, LLC

Facebook acquired RegistrarSEC in April 2016 and the registrars website states:

RegistrarSEC, LLC and RegistrarSafe, LLC are ICANN-accredited registrars incorporated in Delaware and are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Facebook, Inc.

Both Domain Incite’s article and DNW’s article about RegistrarSEC’s purchase by Facebook had thoughts of it being an acquihire/IP reasons. Now that the registrar is housing FB.com, … Read the rest

M12.vc

Microsoft Ventures Fund has rebranded as M12 and relaunched the venture on the domain name M12.vc

Last week I had noticed that M12.com had been acquired from Name Administration Inc. for an undisclosed amount. At the time, I had noted that M12.vc made a name server change the very same day, which was owned by Microsoft.

Microsoft has announced a name change / rebrand to M12 for its Microsoft Ventures Fund.

Microsoft Ventures was housed on the domain name MicrosoftVentures.com … Read the rest

Viking-com

Viking River Cruises has acquired the premium generic domain name Viking.com from Office Depot, Inc. according to whois records.

Viking.com Whois

This premium domain name purchase by Viking River Cruises follows a very recent victory by Office Depot, Inc. defending a UDRP filing on the Viking.com domain name by Aurelius RHO GTM Development Limited, with a finding of revere domain name hijacking (RDNH) as reported by DomainNameWire.com and DomainInvesting.com.

This is an outstanding domain name purchase by Viking River Cruises, who … Read the rest

Nasdaq

This is a breaking news story and may be updated with further information at a later time.

The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. which had owned the premium 3 letter domain name Hex.com, has sold it according to whois records. I expect this to be a substantial domain name sale, well into the six figure range, if not higher.

The domain name has transferred out of corporate domain name registrar MarkMonitor and transferred to GoDaddy. Whois is not clear as to … Read the rest