Welcome to the latest Domain Movers! We keep track of corporate domain name transactions and report the early findings to you.
These are often early indications of new brands, advertising campaigns, domain upgrades and much more.
AndStyle.com and AndStyle.net have both been acquired by domain buyer Marksmen on behalf of a currently unknown client.
Transuniverse Group has acquired its EMD Transuniverse.com at domain name aftermarket service Afternic for an undisclosed amount.
GetLabels.com has been acquired also at Afternic by CSC Corporate Domains for an unknown client, as well as GetLabel.com via GoDaddy.
SNP Schneider-Neureither & Partner AG acquired CrystalBridge.org . The domain held a $750 buy now at Sedo, but sold at Afternic. CrystalBridge.net is also for sale for $729 buy now but doesn’t appear to have been acquired. SNP acquired CrystalBridge.com around May 2017 also at Afternic for an undisclosed price.
Henkel AG & Co KGaA has acquired Smart-Packaging.com from HugeDomains.com for an undisclosed amount (likely $1,xxx range)
Transunion, LLC has acquired CreditRep.com out of GoDaddy’s NameFind domain portfolio, adding to the 200+ other domain names they currently own.
StandUp.com has been acquired by Comedy Central. The domain was owned by Reflex Publishing, Inc. and has since changed to whois privacy and name servers have also been changed. The domain now redirects to: CC.com/shows/stand-up
Microsoft registered RoamAwayApp.com and RoamAwayApp.net. They also registered OutingsApp.com and OutingsApp.net
QS.com has been unlocked and holds an “OK” status in whois. This is an indication that the domain name is about to transfer registrars. The domain is owned by Quacquarelli (UK) Ltd. with the domain currently registered at Register.com
Shell International Petroleum Company Limited has acquired FitCar.com at domain name aftermarket service Sedo. Interestingly, I had reported the FitCar.com domain sold in March 2017 for $4,900 EUR also at Sedo. The buyers were IOT software developers Teezle LLC at that time. I was not able to find the sales price currently for when Shell acquired it.
Rosebud Ventures ab have acquired Datalk.com. There is an app called DaTalk that allows you to chat with anonymous people but it doesn’t appear at this time that Rosebud is connected to that.
PETCO has acquired SoPhresh.com (maybe a play on “So Fresh”)? from HugeDomains. The domain has been registered since July 2014 and held a $3,395 buy now price. The domain name sold at Afternic.
EMPRESAS CMPC S.A has acquired MaxWipe.com also from HugeDomains, selling at Afternic. The domain name held a $2,495 buy now.
LeafBySnoop.com which I mentioned earlier had been acquired by Marksmen, has revealed the buyer. Theodore Chung (Ted Chung) who partnered with Snoop Dogg to create the MarryJane.com brand. LeafsBySnoop.com is another MarryJane.com brand, so this was a brand protection purchase and a wise one at that.
Backcountry.com registered hundreds of “Chain Love” typo domains via MarkMonitor (They own Chainlove.com). Since they are pushing to protect the “old” brand with these new registrations, it makes me wonder if they are going to do something “new” with it?
Justin Vineyards (Likely, due to generic whois data) registered JustinPedicab.com, JustinPedicabernet.com and Pedicabernet.com. Pedicab is a small pedal taxi and adding “ernet” I guess can make a wine name. Pedi Cabernet is another potential spelling but since they registered Justin + Pedicab makes me question that one.
Dell EMC (Dell Inc.) has won RackHD.com with the help of legal team Pirkey Barber PLLC after winning a UDRP. RackHD.com was registered December 11, 2015, almost exactly 1 month after the trademark filing by EMC Corporation (acquired by Dell) for RackHD.
You know what would make things easier? IF EMC was forward thinking and registered the domain name BEFORE filing the trademark, which becomes public information…. since the domain name was available to register at that time.
CSC Corporate Domains acquired 3 domain names for currently unknown clients (I put “unknown clients” because CSC puts generic information in whois records, so it doesn’t reveal who the buyer is, at least currently). The domains were Insurgence.com (held a $9,950 minimum offer amount), Studio6.com and TigerPedia.com
LF, LLC (Lowes) registered the domain name ClubOSH.com and DesignByLowes.com adding to the 1,500+ domain names they currently own.