Domain News

HTC Corporation and its new virtual reality hardware brand called Vive have secured the exact match domain (EMD) of the brand as a domain name, Vive.com.

HTC Vive Logo

It may seem “natural” that large companies just “own” these types of domain names as .com’s but often times they do not and need to be acquired from a past owner.

Vive started its life on the web as Brand+Brand via HTCVive.com. That’s cool and all because that is the full name of … Read the rest

Telepathy, Inc. has sold the premium domain name Den.com, which holds a solid six figure valuation in my eyes but the sales price is currently undisclosed.

Den.com

The domain name transferred and went into whois privacy protection about July 29, 2016. The domain name resolves to a coming soon page stating: “Helping you bring your #Homegoals to life”. Based on the image on the website, it appears to be a home services app.

A quick search and Jesse Cravens is … Read the rest

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.

Two large companies, … Read the rest

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

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