Welcome! This is Domain Movers, which tracks domain name transactions relating to some of the largest companies in the world and reports the early finds to you.
I have been under the weather with the flu for the past couple days, so I haven’t been able to do my normal thing but I am trying to get back into things and wanted to share these. I also did an interview with Mike Sullivan of SullysBlog.com, so you can see that interview here if you didn’t see it yesterday.
Here are the latest Domain Movers:
BBLZ.com has been acquired by PepsiCo. The domain was using Uniregistry’s for sale system at the time of the sale.
Spanx Inc. is in the process of moving its domain name assets to corporate brand protection service CSC Corporate Domains, including its main domain name Spanx.com. They currently own about 135 domain names.
VeriSign, Inc. registered a few new domain names and those include: DreamingUp.net, KeepDreamingUp.com and KeepDreamingUp.net. VeriSign is the registry for .com and .net domain names. DreamingUp.com is owned by a domain name investor and the domain is currently for sale for $2,500 buy now via Sedo. Will VeriSign pay up for that one? We will see.
Disney Enterprises, Inc. registered the domain name FantasyLandFootball.com and YourBog.com adding to the 20,500 other domain names the company owns.
Tucows has sold Shumaker.com to law firm, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP which are currently using SLK-Law.com, so a big, professional domain name upgrade IMO for the law firm. The Shumaker name is the bold moniker of the companies logo. The domain name was part of the “Mailbank” portfolio of Tucows which was a surname portfolio they acquired for $18 million in 2006 for around 17,000 domain names. In 2014, RealNames was offered by Tucows, offering email services using surname domains with its Mailbank portfolio.
LiveOptics.com has been acquired by a currently unknown SafeNames LTD client. The domain name was owned by HugeDomains and held a buy now price of $2,095.
GoDaddy continues its sales of make sense domain names and sold about 14 in a day with a couple of those being, StayTheCourse.com, FreshMeal.com and TheClassic.com.
Velikoross, LLC has acquired its EMD .com with Velikoross.com at domain name aftermarket service Afternic.com.
WizSearch.com has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client via Afternic. The domain was owned by HugeDomains and had an offering price of $2,995.
Home Box Office, Inc. registered the domain names DefyTheDoubt.com and YouCantDefy.com and similar domain DefyTheDoubters.com was also registered at MarkMonitor but using generic whois data DNStination Inc. It’s fair to say that all 3 domains are likely owned by HBO.
CBS Radio Inc. allowed KSRX.com to simply expire and the domain was grabbed on the drop by DropCatch.com. This Chinese “CHIP” domain in general holds a $x,xxx to $xx,xxx value. Poor asset management IMO and CBS owns a lot of great and very valuable domain names. With 1.5 days left in auction, the current bid is $705. You can view the auction here.
Lidocaine.com has moved into Escrow.com’s Dn Holding (often when payments are being made). The domain was owned by Frank Schillings company Name Administration Inc. and had an offering price of $49,000.
Marriott International Inc. registered ArtOfLocal.com adding to its domain name portfolio of over 8,500 domain names.
DigitalID.com has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client for an undisclosed amount. The domain was owned by Merlin Kauffman of True Magic LLC, a well known entrepreneur and domain investor. This is a really great domain name.
FlavorZero.com and FlavorZeroCup.com have been registered by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client. In general, a lot of domains are registered like this daily by large companies, I just report on a few of them.
P&G has registered a bunch of ShortListBeauty.com domain names. A co.nz registration is the reason I was aware of what company was behind the registrations as all the other TLD’s are using generic whois data. The more domains a company registers and TLD’s, the more likely the bigger play with it!