Several big names were on the move yesterday and a couple clarifications on some earlier announced domain movers that I wasn’t sure who the buyers were at the time.
Spil Games opted to register the domain name Nitro-Heads.com instead of acquiring the non-hyphen version NitroHeads.com which is for sale and owned by Mike Mann’s DomainMarket.
BoxHorse.com which was acquired from HugeDomains for $1,595 by EJEE Network co. LTD. and the .net registered by Alibaba Group Holding Limited as I mentioned in an early article… the .com is now switched from EJEE to Alibaba as the owners and confirms my suspicion of a connection between the two companies.
DreamWorks Animation registered two new domain names hinting at some new movie titles?: DreamWorksRunt.com and DreamWorksTheHarveyGirls.com. They do not own the EMD’s of either.
Twitter Inc. registered several “Scope” domain names, which included: ScopeAmbassador.com, ScopeAmbassadorProgram.com, ScopeMVP.com and ScopeVipProgram.com
Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada acquired FindTheBrightside.com from BuyDomains some time between April and July 2016 and appear to be getting ready to use the domain, likely in advertising. The company owns over 1,200 domain names.
Ocean.com which was recently announced by DomainInvesting.com but buyers were unknown, will likely be revealed pretty soon. After recently selling to an unknown MarkMonitor client, the domain has now changed name servers and will likely have a website on it shortly.
Wait.com which DotWeekly broke the news two days ago that Tucows sold it, was purchased by SungChan Choi of Korea.
Gamut.com sold about July 1, 2016 and was acquired with the help of Fairwinds Partners who works with MarkMonitor from time to time. The domain then switched to generic whois data but now domain name servers have revealed who the buyer was. Grainger!
Blucora Inc. sold the domain name WebMarket.com to Abdullah Alkulaibi who appears to be a domain investor. Andrew Rosner mentioned in a comment on DotWeekly that they are offering most of InfoSpace/Blucora’s domain name portfolio for sale.
Chord.com has come out of Escrow.com and transferred ownership to Telepathy Inc. The bad news, Telepathy owned the domain name prior when it went into domain name holding around August/November 2015 time frame. This appears to be a deal that has gone bad.