Welcome to the latest round of domain name movers detected by DotWeekly from large companies around the web. Some domain names have been purchased, registered or just moving for one reason or another. As always, these can be early indicators for new products, brands, services and much more.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited registered several different “video” type domain names which included RuruVideo.com | .net, RuruVideo.com | .net and RumyVideo.com | .net | .org
Pearson plc registered the domain names EveryChildLearning.com | .net | .org
Philip Morris Products S.A. has purchased the domain name UnlimitYourself.com with the help of MarksMen / Cyntia King on 2/13/2015. The domain has been registered since 2006. The domain was registered at Uniregistry and come out of privacy on 2/13/2015. It has since transferred to CSC Corporate Domains showing Philip Morris as the owners. The domain is redirecting to PMI.com careers.
UnravelGame.com | .net | .org | .info was registered by an unknown client at CSC Corporate Domains.
United Parcel Service of America, Inc. has registered the domain name Ups3dPrinting.com
N.V. Nutricia has acquired the domain name NutriMom.com for a Shai Media, which had the domain parked with DomainNameSales.com. The domain has been registered since 2012 and also made a move from Shai Media to a Dreyfus et associes and transferred to Key-Systems on 3/9/2015 out of BigRock. On the very next day, 3/10/2015 whois record shows the domain then transferring to CSC Corporate Domains with the whois information:
Unpaid Names Department-R
575 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Then a 3/12/2015 record displays N.V. Nutricia as the owners. Now that is an ODD set of movements the past several days…
Disney Enterprises, Inc. registered the domain name DisneyLatam.com
This lead me to look into the Latam.com domain in which I discovered…
Latam.com has been acquired by LATAM Airlines Group S.A. from Vertical Axis with the transaction taking place on 10/8/2014.
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation has gained the domain name MeAndEarl.com which was registered at GoDaddy by Indian Paintbrush Productions LLC, along with several other similar domains like MeAndEarlAndTheDyingGirl.com, MeAndEarlyAndTheDyingGirlMovie.com and MeAndEarlyMovie.com for an example. The domains were registered November 24, 2014.
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) registered the domain name IBMDigitalAdvisor.com. They do not own DigitalAdvisor.com
YamJam.com which was acquired by Yammer Inc from HugeDomains.com about June 14, 2012 when the domains registrant data changed to Jason Culbertson of Yammer. The dns has remained with NameBright since puchase. On June 25, 2012, Microsoft acquired Yammer for US$1.2 billion in cash. On March 10, 2013 Microsoft is the registrant of the domain. Microsoft has filed a trademark for the term YamJam so I would expect this domain to get used at some point in the near future.
BBOD.com has been acquired by BeachBody LLC with the help of MarkMonitor for its BeachBody On Demand. The domain name was owned by SCRIPOPHILY.COM, LLC and the most famous Bob there is, Bob Kerstein (owner of Bob.com which he traded Microsoft for Windows2000.com) more here on that story. There was one movement prior to going to the generic MarkMonitor DNStination Inc. and that was on 3/3/2015 when the domain showed a “Evan Scher” and “evanthejet@hotmail”. This whois movement was almost exact to happen when BeachBody acquired the domain Cize.com which I covered here last month:
Cisco has acquired the company Neohapsis, which is a privately held security advisory company and in the process secured the domain KSR.com, which was owned by Neohapsis since around 2007 time from when it changed from Kendall Sysadmin Recovery and went into privacy and started using Neohapsis name servers. The domain has been registered since 1987!