Facebook Inc. has officially acquired the domain name NewsFeed.com from BuyDomains.
The transaction actually dates back to July 26-28, 2015 when the domain name transferred registrars to registrar “HOGAN LOVELLS INTERNATIONAL LLP” . “lovellsnames” is pretty common when it relates to Facebook domain names and is a law firm used by the company.
I wasn’t able to find a reported sales price for the recent domain name purchase.
It appears that BuyDomains gave NewsFeed.com a run on NameJet around June 25, 2015 based on this DomainShane.com article. I did not see a sales price reported on NameBio.com, so It may not have hit reserve during the auction.
Update: Elliot from DomainInvesting.com was part of the NameJet auction and he informed me that the domain name had a reserve range of $10,000-$25,000 and did not meet reserve during the above mentioned auction. High bid was $6,600 at that time.
The domain did change ownership about 1 month after DomainShane article.
NewsFeed.com sat under whois privacy from July 28, 2015 until January 26, 2016 when Facebook Inc is now displayed in whois records.
The domain name currently doesn’t resolve but has been loaded onto Facebook name servers, so that may change shortly.