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Pilot.com which was owned by Hearst Communications, Inc. has transferred out of CSC Corporate domains to Amazon’s registrar under privacy, while switching name servers to CloudFlare. A GitHub 404 page currently resolves. The domain name has been registered since August 1993 and would be a significant sale if it did sell. I’m guessing it did sell or Hearst did an equity deal with it of some sort.
MBLU.com appears to have been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client. The domain was owned by a Mark Edwards prior.
IntelliAir / IntelliFarms has acquired iAmSure.com out of GoDaddy’s NameFind portfolio.
Alanic International, which is a activewear company, acquired LeaseMyCar.com also out of GoDaddy’s NameFind portfolio.
Pinpo, a French company that is currently using Pinpo.fr has acquired its EMD .com Pinpo.com via domain name aftermarket service Sedo.
Amedico which was using a new gTLD Amedico.life has upgraded and acquired its EMD Amedico.com also at Sedo. They paid $9,000 to do so, which was a pretty good deal IMO!
Stride.com which was owned by Emphasys Technologies, Inc. and registered at Uniregistry has transferred into brand protection service MarkMonitor under generic whois data and has likely sold. The domain began using Uniregistry name servers in early 2017 which are consistent with the domain being listed on the Uniregistry marketplace.
Spy.com has moved out of Escrow.com. It would appear Spy Media, LLC acquired the domain name and did payments to do so and has completed those payments.
Pillow.com has been acquired (by a joint venture) by Pillow. The company was using PillowHomes.com prior to the premium domain name upgrade and new funding of $13.5 million on June 21, 2017. The service offers short term rentals. The domain appears to have been acquired in May 2017. The company was formally known as AirEnvy. Both James Illes of NamePros.com and Elliot of DomainInvesting.com covered this as well.
Natura Lab AS has acquired AMoment.com at Sedo
F.O. Bags GmbH also went shopping at Sedo and acquired Salzen.com
Valnet Inc. acquired ThePremiumNetwork.com at domain name aftermarket Afternic.com
Mr Green Ltd acquired GreenGaming.com also at Afternic.com
Woolton, Inc. acquired RetailApp.com via Escrow.com. The domain has been registered since 1999.
Cayu.com has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client. The domain has been registered since 2002 and was for sale using Uniregistry.
Hotwire, Inc. used domain name buyer Marksmen to help them acquire NoPressureZone.com for an undisclosed amount.
Valvoline acquired the domain name EasyPour.com from its past owner, BuyDomains. The domain name has been registered since September 2003 and the transaction appears to have taken place in February 2017, with Valvoline just appearing in whois records now in June 2017. There are several trademarks on the term, with the oldest one dating back to 1976 by Bunn-O-Matic Corporation.
Pepsico registered several domain names relating to Bubs Sparkling Water, some of which are BubsSparkling.com, BubSparklingWater.com, BubWater.com, BubsWater.com DrinkBubs.com, DrinkBub.com and BubsSparklingWater.com
Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A. registered the domain name CastleFree.com
NRG Engery, Inc. has acquired PowerGenius.com for $14,000 at domain name aftermarket service Sedo.
Ideawise Limited of Hong Kong acquired SexShop.com also at Sedo, for $220,000 from AdultShop.com Pty Ltd.