Today’s Domain Movers is stacked with premium domain names and I think shows the upward trend of companies “getting it” and launching with premium domain names! Some are showing improvements by acquiring EMD’s and much more in today’s series. Enjoy!
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. registered the domain name DewaltToughSystem.com and interestingly, power tool company Festool USA owns the domain name ToughSystem.com since around March 2012. DeWalt offers a tool storage system under the ToughSystem name and have a trademark on ToughSystem since 2011.
Flextronics International USA, Inc. has acquired Formative.net from NameStore.com for an undisclosed amount. It currently does not appear they own the .com.
Burrow.com has been sold by Tucows and the buyers appear (whois under privacy) to be HiBurrow.com in a nice EMD domain name upgrade for the company that was in YC’s 2016 startup class that offers sofas. Burrow.com is now redirecting to HiBurrow.com. Burrow was founded in April 2016 and as of August had about $120K in funding according to Crunchbase.
KAMB GmbH & Co KG has acquired its EMD and purchased Kamb.com at Afternic from its past owner DiscoverDomains.com who actually acquired the domain in March 2016 after it expired and went to auction at NameJet and sold for $1,900. The sales price to Kamb GmbH is unknown.
Currently unknown MarkMonitor clients registered the domain names BerryScary.com & BeyondTheBride.com
Rakuten, Inc. registered several “SEC” related domain names like Sec-Rakuten.com, SecRakuten.net and SecRakutenFX.com
Digital Virgo Entertainment registered the domain name Jatbox.com
Facebook Inc. registered the domain names FacebookAwards.com and FacebookAward.net/.org
Virgin Enterprises Limited registered the domain name TheVirginAngels.com. Interestingly, the domain name was owned by Sprint Communications Company L.P. prior and they allowed the domain to expire in early 2016.
The Coca-Cola Company has acquired the domain name Woah.com, which has been registered since 1998 and was owned by a Jason Dubrow for the Woah Internet Corporation. I did see a little chatter of Coca Cola filing a trademark for Coca Cola Woah, “Where Only Awesome Happens”. The trademark is a EUIOP trademark filed on August 15, 2015 with the image:
St. Joseph Health System appears to have acquired the domain name Datu.com from MarkMonitor (likely from a client?). The domain was owned by Datu Enterprises (2014) via GoDaddy, then owned by a Flora Wong (early 2015) at eName, then went into privacy at Dynadot (July 2015), then transferred to MarkMonitor in late 2015 under DNStination Inc. and remained that way until transferring out of MarkMonitor to Network Solutions under St. Joseph Health Systems. The domain has been registered since 1996.
eBay Enterprise merged with Innotrac and became Radial, Inc. Radial was announced on April 19, 2016 and valued at $1B. The new company, Radial, Inc. has acquired Radial.com.
The domain Radial.com was owned by Global Sports, Inc. up until about the end of February 2016 and then went into privacy protection at Network Solutions, remaining under privacy until about late September 2016 or early October 2016 when whois records starting displaying Radial Inc.
Amazon Technologies, Inc. registered the domain name Tyogt.com, just not sure why.
Related, Amazon announced a new in-house brand of men’s dress shirts called Buttoned Down and appears to have acquired the EMD ButtonedDown.com from BuyDomains but hasn’t done anything with it? (redirect it) Mike Mann owns the singular ButtonDown.com (offered for $54K). Not sure I love the brand name really, because it’s limiting, considering Amazon has openly mentioned they may offer dress pants, sweaters etc. and that doesn’t fit in general like a buttoned down shirt does with the brand name. Currently Amazon promoted the new shirts (via press release) using Amazon.com/buttoneddown . Another “odd” and not so common move by Amazon, they didn’t register AmazonButtonedDown.com (don’t register it), which is something they almost always do! I did inform MarkMonitor about this.
Humbly, LLC has acquired its EMD .com from Telepathy, Inc. by acquiring Humbly.com for an undisclosed amount. The company was using the domain hack Humb.ly prior and is behind the projects of Park.io, Ask.io and NameServer.io to mention a few that domain investors may be aware of.
Fair.com has been acquired by a yet to launch, new car service. The transaction took place around March 2016. The domain name was owned by DigiMedia.com L.P. prior. The website states: “Get ready to re-think the way you buy, drive and own a car”
Google Inc. has acquired Debug.com which was under privacy at Uniregistry for an undisclosed amount. The domain has transferred into brand protection service MarkMonitor and currently doesn’t resolve yet.