Here are some of my latest findings of companies buying domain names from past owners that I have discovered over the past two days. Clearly there are tons more, but these are some that I picked out that grabbed my attention.
Kellogg Company acquires CrunchMania.com domain name from HugeDomains for about $2,795
Disney registers the domain name BehindTheWings.com which may relate to “Pete’s Dragon” as Disney has been uploading some things to YouTube relating to the term.
PartyPacks.co.uk has secured PartyPacks.com from GoDaddy’s NameFind portfolio for an undisclosed amount.
KL.com has potentially been sold. The domain name is owned by K&L Gates, which is a law firm. The domain name has been unlocked, which often indicates a pending transfer. This transfer can be related to a transfer to a different registrar due to a sale. Also to note, the email address in whois has been recently changed, away from a KL.com email address, to a KLGates.com email address, further pointing to a sale.
Athena Health, Inc. acquires SoftwareSucks.com with the help of Marksmen for an undisclosed amount.
Griots Republic acquires BlackTravel.com from GoDaddy/NameFind
ShopLive, LLC acquires GreatLocation.com from GoDaddy/NameFind
Warner Music acquires Raelynn.com from GoDaddy/NameFind
Passion Pictures acquires PassionPictures.com from GoDaddy/NameFind, an upgrade from Passion-Pictures.com which they used.
Tucows.com sells the domain name Hair.org for an undisclosed amount.
Airbnb acquires Samara.com, a domain name that has been registered since 1994 from its past owner. Airbnb is redirecting it currently to a subdomain (samara.airbnb.com), which states: “Samara is a design studio at Airbnb exploring new attitudes towards sharing and trust. Samara builds hardware and software that support this direction.” You can read more about Samara here.
Airbnb used a domain name buy service to assist in acquiring the domain from its past owner.
High Performance Industries has acquired the domain name SpeedShop.com from its past owner with the help of Marksmen. Marksmen also helped a currently unknown client acquire PureBaby.com from Pure Baby Inc. who had an active website on the domain.
Coccinelle S.P.A. has acquired generic product domain name MessageBag.com via Sedo. This was owned by HugeDomains and had a listing price of $1,695
Telepathy Inc. appears to have sold the domain name Ued.com as it has moved to privacy protection.