Welcome! This is Domain Movers and we highlight corporate domain name transactions. This is merely a sample of daily domain activity that takes place by companies around the world.

Today’s list is stacked, so lets get to the movements:

Kin.com has transferred out of MarkMonitor and moved to Google’s registrar. The domain name was owned by Microsoft prior and has been sold. Microsoft has sold several high value domain names lately and some of those include: Investor.com, Juice.com, Firefly.com and Jellyfish.com

PATCHBOX GmbH has acquired its EMD .com and acquired Patchbox.com from GoDaddy’s NameFind.  The company is currently using Patchbox.at

Limited.com has changed owners from Limited Stores, LLC to Belk Stores Services, Inc. after a bankruptcy sale of assets. It was not the only domain name included but the majority related directly to the prior business that I could see.

Telepathy, Inc. acquires Ride.com from prior ride sharing service that shut down in July 2016 for an undisclosed amount.

AON RISK SERVICES AUSTRALIA LIMITED (Aon.com) were the buyers of the $14,888 purchase of SmartMonday.com

Onix BBS has sold it’s domain name Onix.com via Escrow.com. The domain name already has a coming soon page on it, likely from the buyers.

BreachGame.com has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client.

CKPP.com has changed ownership from Carey Kramer Petti Panichelli Assoc. to M&T Bank Corp.

Finnity.com has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client. The domain was owned by HugeDomains prior and has been registered since 2011.

Finastra.com has been also acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client. This domain was using the Uniregistry system and registered since 2003.

BIC USA Inc. has acquired Koozie.com, which actually took place dating back to June 2016.

Pepsico has acquired OrganicSportsDrink.com from its past owner. It appears the domain held an offering price of $865

At least 44 domains sold at Afternic in one day and all appear to have sold to potentially 1 person or group that appear connected. Domains were all owned by different people/companies prior. TryIQ.com, Salesprice.com, GivingItBack.com, LeadershipTech.com, CarsShop.com, HackCoder.com, StrongGym.com, StrongBest.com, WellBalancedBeing.com and many more. All the domains sold via Afternic and all moved to Google name servers/Google Registrar, likely via Fast Transfer. The registrant names included: Yuki Osumi, Duc Nguyen and likely the spoof name of “Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number” aka ICANN but a personal name of Le Trong Hieu of Vietnam is also included in whois.

This was confirmed to be fraudulent activity and sadly the domains were all transferred prior to catching the fraud.

BrilliantAccess.com has been acquired by a currently unknown MarkMonitor client. The domain was owned by BuyDomains.com prior and registered in June 2016.

Ravel.com has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client, with the domain transferring out of eNom under privacy and moving to CSC. To note, Ravel Law was recently acquired by LexisNexis for $200M, so not sure if this may be related or not.

CreationClub.com has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client. The domain has been registered since 2004 and was using the Uniregistry system prior to the sale.

Vir Biotechnology has acquired VirBio.com at Afternic.com for an undisclosed amount.

Royalties.com has changed ownership from Courier Corporation to LSC Communications US LLC. Courier.com also followed suit, so this is more than a domain name sale. RR Donnelley acquired Courier Corporation in 2015 and then they spun out LSC and the reasons for the movements.

DryFast.com has been acquired from Frank Schillings Name Administrations Inc. The domain name held a $44,000 offering price at the time of the sale. It appears that DryFast.net / DryFast General Contractors were the buyers of the domain name.

Earth Oven LLC, have acquired its EMD and acquired EarthOven.com. The domain name held a $19,000 offering price at the time of the sale. The buyer also recently registered EarthOvenGrills.com

Groupe ADEO has won the domain name Lexman.com in a UDRP that took place in August 2016 but has just now transferred according to whois records.

The Absolut Company AB registered the domain names KissWithPride.com/net

Alto.com has been acquired by ScriptDash, which is rebranding to Alto. The domain name was owned by French company Lynx Alto prior and has been registered since 1995. ScriptDash recently received $23 million in additional funding in a B round, which I’m sure helped in part to secure the premium domain name for the rebrand.

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6 Responses to Domain Movers: Kin.com, Limited.com + More
  1. “This was confirmed to be fraudulent activity and sadly the domains were all transferred prior to catching the fraud.”
    Stolen?
    Thanks for the great info (part of my daily bread)

    • @Domo Sapiens,
      Considering they were transferred to Google away from the many owners, I guess one could consider them stolen. I’m sure GoDaddy worked with Google to get them back to the past owners but I have not dug into them to see if they have been returned yet. I looked at Salesprice.com for an example and whois records show half of the bad guy’s info and afternic escrow as registrant email. HackCoder.com appears to be back with the real owner as is TryIQ.com. Those were the only ones I rechecked.

  2. Thanks.
    Good catch.

  3. Curious about koozie.com. any insight on trademark / price?

    • @Dan,
      BIC filed the Koozie TM in 2015 and the Koozie.com domain was registered in 2001, so it well dated that TM. BIC also has a Koozie TM dating back to 2004 but again the domain predates it. In the past, I would often contact the seller and see if they could disclose sales prices but maybe 5% would disclose… so I stopped reaching out in the majority of cases as it was simply a waste of time. In this case, my guess is lower five figures. There are a couple other Koozie TM’s in other classes, so there would have been other potential buyers. Hope that helps some.


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