Welcome to another round of Domain Movers where DotWeekly focuses on corporate domain name transactions and reports them to you. This puts a pulse on the corporate domain name activity and hopefully sheds some light on end user activity. The detection’s are often fresh and likely would not be reported on otherwise, due to the amount of research work it takes daily to keep track.
Here are the latest movers over the past 24 hours:
T-Mobile USA, Inc. registered TMobileDigits.com and T-MobileDigits.com back in May 2016 and now 7 months later have registered more relating domains: TMobile-Digits.com and T-Mobile-Digits.com. Crashlytics owns Digits.com, which is owned by Twitter. Twitter actually acquired Digits.com in September 2014 when DotWeekly broke the news about that domain purchase.
GN ReSound registered the domain FacesOfResound.com adding to the other 227 domain names they own.
Reed Business bv registered FarmInnovator.com adding to the 458 other domains they own.
UPM-Kymmene Corporation registered GrownToSustain.com adding to the 417 domain names they own.
Valvoline registered the domain name Valvotron.com adding to the 124 other domain names they own.
DigitalTravelers.com has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client. The domain has been registered since 2003 and was owned by Web.com’s warehousing arm New Ventures Services, Corp after the domain expired on 12/12/2015. GuraGear, LLC is who allowed the domain to expire.
Disney registered the domain names AlicePleasance.com and AlicePleasanceWonderland.com
2x.com has changed whois information from Parallels IP Holdings GmbH to Acronis. Both hold similar addresses in whois, so it would appear that both are owned by the same company?
FilteredLife.com has been acquired from HugeDomains by a currently unknown SafeNames LTD client. The domain name had an offering price of $2,995 an increase of $500 from the 2014 offering price of $2,495, which is about a 10% annual price increase.
Cmet.com has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client. The transaction took place at Afternic for a currently undisclosed amount.
Prestige Media International AG has acquired the domain name Prestore.com at Afternic. The domain was parked with SmartName and had a top link to purchase at Afternic. From what I could tell, the domain had an offering price of $2,700
Curance.net has been registered by a currently unknown MarkMonitor client and the .com is currently an expired domain registered at Tucows. Tucows now sends expired domains to auction on GoDaddy. The domain expired Nov 19, so there is potential that the auction already ended and the reason behind the .net registration, taking place after they won the auction? Reality, it’s not the case as 26 days after expiry date (December 15, 2016) is when Tucows domains reach GoDaddy auctions. Never a good idea to spotlight something prior to securing the best domain.
Typeself.com has transferred into MarkMonitor from Network Solutions. The domain was under privacy prior, so it is hard to tell if the domain sold or this is consolidation. The domain does resolve to a website.
Blucora has sold Infospace to OpenMail and one of the domain name assets that appears to have gone along with this sale is Stuff.com, as registrant email just changed to OpenMail. BluCora made the announcement in August 2016 of the $45M transaction for the content and search business Infospace.
The way Blucora announced this in its SEC filing is: “The Company also operated an internet Search and Content business and continues to operate an E-Commerce business. The Search and Content business operated through the InfoSpace LLC subsidiary (“InfoSpace”) and provided search services to users of its owned and operated and distribution partners’ web properties, as well as online content through HowStuffWorks (“HSW”).”
In a new line, they announced: “On August 9, 2016, the Company closed on an agreement with OpenMail LLC (“OpenMail”), under which OpenMail acquired substantially all of the assets and assumed certain specified liabilities of the Search and Content business for $45.2 million, which included a working capital adjustment.”
So any related domain names are simply labeled “assets” and not disclosed 1 by 1. That is where research comes into play.
More domains included: Zoo.com, HowStuffWorks.com, Dogpile.com, SaveSmart.com and more. It appears about 70 total. The domains are listed under Infospace Holdings LLC.
More to come on Stuff.com in another article I’m working on.