Domain News

GoDaddy.com and its NameFind domain name portfolio has just unloaded a batch of 24 three letter .com domain names. This is the 2nd time GoDaddy has sold a batch of 3 letter .com’s that I am aware of. The first occurred shortly after Mike Berkens sold his domain name portfolio to GoDaddy when 55 three letter .com’s were acquired in a bulk deal, which were purchased by Nat Cohen’s Telepathy according to the article.

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The premium domain name Grab.com has been acquired by Grabtaxi Holdings PTE LTD of Singapore according to domain name whois records this morning.

GrabTaxi announced in January 2016 that they would be rebranding to simply Grab, as they now offer much more than just taxi services. At the time of the rebranding announcement, the company was using the domain name Grab.co

Grab.com

According to the linked TechCrunch article above, Grab is valued at over $1 Billion based on funding.

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It was announced today that Jet.com has acquired Hayneedle for an undisclosed amount.

This transaction was of interest to me, has Hayneedle started out as Hammocks.com and is also a large owner of generic domain names. Based on whois records, Hayneedle, Inc. owns over 9,000+ domain names and it is unclear at this point in the deal if and what domain names were included in the transaction with Jet.com.

Jet.com

Some generic domain names owned by Hayneedle, Inc. include:

  • GiftBaskets.com
  • CoffeeMakers.com
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Australian fashion designer Kym Ellery has secured the premium generic domain name, Ellery.com, potentially through a UDRP filing.

DomainInvesting.com mentioned the filing of a UDRP on Ellery.com on January 14, 2016. I checked several sources this morning and the UDRP status (case active) has not updated at time of this posting, yet late Sunday the domain name transferred ownership from GoDaddy’s NameFind, LLC to Kym Ellery.

Newly updated whois record on Ellery.com

Ellery.com Whois Records

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