Domain News

Maybe you heard it, maybe you didn’t… but Walgreens is shutting down two generic domain name websites they own and operate:

  • Drugstore.com
  • Beauty.com

They acquired the two, plus VisionDirect.com and SkinStore.com from some $420+ million in 2011 time frame.

When I read the news yesterday about the decision by Walgreens, Toys.com popped in my head. Toys R Us, which paid $5.1 Million  for only the domain name, killed off that generic/website which I wrote about here.

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Based on whois records, Demand Media has sold the domain name and website Trails.com to LoveToKnow Corp.

Trails.com

It appears the transaction took place about April 9, 2016 when the copyright changed on the Trails.com website from Demand Media to LoveToKnow.

Demand Media also sold Cracked.com to E.W. Scripps for $39 Million in April 2016. Since Trails.com appears to have also sold in April 2016, I am not sure why Demand Media didn’t announce that sale that I am aware of.… Read the rest

For those not aware of it, popular domain industry research service DomainTools is raising rates on users next renewal date and slashing the amount of uses per services it offers with the price hike.

Rate hikes are common (not 725% in my case), rate hike + slashing the amount of “look-ups” to go with it are not. Higher price, less use doesn’t make that much sense to pay the new higher monthly rates IMO.

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After discovering the latest domain name portfolio purchase by GoDaddy, I have yet to have a good idea of the size and quality of the domain portfolio purchase. The light is starting to shine a little brighter now though!

The elephant is the 23 confirmed 2 letter .com domain names acquired in the portfolio with the potential for that number to climb to 26.

It is a big process to transfer ownership of all these domain names, so it … Read the rest

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