Domain News

Goldman Sachs & Co. has acquired the premium generic domain name Marcus.com for a new brand of consumer lending. The domain has been registered since 1992.

Goldman Sachs shows up in whois records on July 16, 2016 coming from a law firm likely used by the company to help acquire it. Prior to that, the domain name was under privacy protection for a couple years after showing Ari Marcus & Company as the past owners.

Marcus.com

Potential naming issue? Marcus Theaters … Read the rest

DropAlert.com is a unique, real time auction tool that I came up with and worked with Jason Cupp to bring it to a reality. What makes the service unique is it works as an “all in one” radar type system for expired domain name auctions on GoDaddy.

I always thought due to the volume of auctions ending at GoDaddy, it was really hard to keep up with the activity and felt I was often missing many auctions due to focusing … Read the rest

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