Welcome to Domain Movers, where DotWeekly tracks corporate domain name transactions and reports the early findings to you. These domain name movements are often purchases by companies for new branding efforts, domain name upgrades, future advertising efforts and more.
The domain aftermarket has been pretty active lately and some high value domain assets have been on the move, this reflects the following considering the “weekend” is normally slower but was pretty active this weekend with the following small sample of transactions:
SW.com has moved to “OK” status at Network Solutions, which often indicates a pending registrar transfer. This premium 2 letter domain name has been offered for sale and whois updated this morning to ownership in Hong Kong, confirming the sale.
Microsoft Corporation were the buyers of MakeCode.com which I had mentioned sold the other day but the buyers were unknown at the time.
Anki, Inc. has acquired Cozmo.com for its real-life like robot that is offered for $179.99. The domain name has been registered since January 4, 1997 and was offered for sale at the time of the purchase through Uniregistry and was owned by Future Media Architects, Inc. (FMA) a well known domain investing company. FMA has owned the domain since at least 2004 according to whois history records.
This is a textbook, make sense purchase by Anki for the branding of its product Cozmo. The company was using https://anki.com/en-us/cozmo to promote its product offering.
John Hancock Life Insurance Company has listed several domain names for sale on Sedo, through CSC Corporate domains. A couple that grabbed my eye were AchievingComfort.com, AlwaysProtected.com, ApplySoon.com, JHFI.com and JHRS.com. A couple of the domains are listed under “Manulife Financial Corporation”, which is part of John Hancock. All of the domains hold a “Make Offer” that I checked.
Nine.com which has been registered with corporate service provider Safenames LTD for many years under whois privacy and nothing on the domain, has made a name server change to HosterBox and now has a Coming Soon page.
GoDaddy’s NameFind sold OffensiveCombat.com and the domain is getting ready for use right away for the game Offensive Combat Redux which is launching soon according to several different sources after a Google search. This appears to be a shooter type game.
RRA.com has been acquired by Russell Reynolds Associates from Cozmo.com seller as well, FMA in a likely six figure transaction. Stepping up your branding game from a 2 word domain name like RussellReynolds.com to RRA.com is a power play IMO, plus it makes email and general word of mouth advertising of the website much easier to remember, spell and visit.
E-Z Apps, Inc. has acquired its EMD (exact match domain) EZApps.com from GoDaddy and its NameFind domain name portfolio. This upgrade domain name will replace E-ZApps.com in the very near future. The singular domain would be a wise cover purchase as well but is owned by TransUnion Interactive and may be harder to acquire.
Babs Trading Co. has acquired Ayza.com, which held a purchase price of $3,888 via domain name aftermarket service Sedo.
Music Gateway has domain a domain name upgrade from MusicGateway.net to its EMD .com MusicGateway.com, purchasing the domain name out of GoDaddy’s NameFind portfolio.
One Technologies, LLC has acquired FitCredit.com. The company offers a credit report product Scoresense so fit credit may be an upcoming offering by the company?
JD Palantine, which is a risk mitigation specialist employment screening service, has acquired Darwins.com. The domain name held a $50,400 offering price and was owned by Frank Schillings Name Administration Inc. prior.
Abbott Laboratories has acquired Brufen.com at domain name aftermarket service Sedo.
Shanghai AngXiang International Travel Agency Co., a MarkMonitor client, has acquired CoLinker.com from HugeDomains. The domain name had an offering price of $1,899
PrimeCo Construction has acquired PrimeCo.com from United States Cellular Corporation (US Cellular).