Facebook Inc. has acquired the premium generic domain name GameRoom.com
The domain name has been registered since 1998 and was owned by Julie Anderson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida according to whois records. The domain has had a lot of interest over at domain name aftermarket service Sedo, showing 113 offers have been made on it.
I was not able to find an offering price or sales price.
Facebook wasted no time with the new domain name purchase and has began forwarding the domain name to Facebook.com/gameroom
This is a great example of a company that understands the importance of securing a brand online and purchasing the premium domain name to go along with it!
DotWeekly did discover some early activity from Facebook relating to “Game Room” on September 20, 2016 when they registered several game room domains.
Facebook Inc. owns about 3,000 domain names.
Based on the Gameroom website, Facebook appears to directing this to PC gaming and states: “From shooters to strategy, builders to bingo, find your game in Gameroom, designed for PC gaming.”