Several are chasing GoDaddy’s earnings report from yesterday trying to discover the domain portfolio purchase price of Worldwide Media Inc. and several sources are putting that number at $35.5 Million and the “only” acquisition for GoDaddy in Q4 2015.

Well, the later is not true based on information I discovered this morning.

domainsource

DomainSource domain portfolio, potentially just part of it, (which was the case with WWM’s) was very likely acquired by GoDaddy in fourth quarter of 2015!

GoDaddy considered Worldwide Media Inc as a business acquisition, so the below tweet from George Kirikos is accurate. The DomainSource purchase was likely “assets” aka, just domain names.

In reality, the only thing that Worldwide Media Inc. sold to GoDaddy were domain names, about 70,000! The same can be said of DomainSource.. they simply sold domain names. So how ever one “technically” wants to put it.

The Discovery

I noticed that Discovery Communications had acquired the domain name AuctionInsider(.)com which was listed under “NameFind LLC” as the seller. NameFind, LLC is where the Marchex and Worldwide Media portfolios are housed. I checked whois history further to see if it was a Berkens domain or Marchex that it sold out of and DomainSource was the past owner.

This was something out of the norm and triggered a light.

I checked another domain known to be owned by “DomainSource”, CarSick(.)com, now owned by NameFind LLC!

Skeptics(.)com once owned by DomainSource, now NameFind LLC

Duster(.)com once owned by DomainSource, now NameFind LLC

ACBF(.)com once owned by DomainSource, now NameFind LLC

I think this is very strong proof that GD acquired DomainSource.com’s domain portfolio or at least some of it! It appears whois changes happened about October-December (most about October 27, 2015) which is actually before Berkens portfolio (December).

So even though Investors Relations for GoDaddy confirmed that Worldwide Media was the only acquisition in Q4 2015

godaddy tweet

maybe they forgot about DomainSource? Maybe they didn’t think anybody would notice? Maybe it was only “some” domains and not an entire portfolio purchase and GD didn’t consider it an acquisition of a business and only assets?

Andrew Sievright is the founder of DomainSource.

I was able to find at least these following 500 domain names change from DomainSource to NameFind LLC which took place on one day in late October.

1800food.com
1ea.com
1hs.com
1lp.com
1mv.com
1sl.com
1sx.com
1um.com
3dcomputers.com
3dfinger.com
3dtalent.com
aabr.com
abgr.com
academicquiz.com
accessair.com
acquiringriches.com
actingworkshop.com
actorsjobs.com
adclickers.com
addf.com
adventurewild.com
afmr.com
afot.com
ahso.com
aiml.com
airplaneservices.com
alaskancrab.com
amandes.com
amazingbuys.com
animalab.com
antiqueowner.com
antiquesvillage.com
antiqueswholesale.com
antitoxins.com
aptb.com
aquanautics.com
aquaticlighting.com
arnp.com
artclubs.com
artimpact.com
artisanworld.com
artistmaterial.com
arts-center.com
artswatch.com
ased.com
astronik.com
auctiongoer.com
auctioninsider.com
autografs.com
autohobbyist.com
awrm.com
awsb.com
bamburg.com
bankruptcykit.com
baptismals.com
barefaced.com
battleboard.com
bbop.com
bcfi.com
bcfs.com
bcsw.com
belizeinfo.com
besthomeloan.com
bidden.com
bigslim.com
bilmer.com
biopathy.com
bloodofchrist.com
bodymasseur.com
bookbindings.com
breathnow.com
bruger.com
bsfa.com
budgetcity.com
buildyourwebpage.com
businessforecast.com
businessmedia.com
businesswholesaler.com
campuswest.com
carbrokers.com
carchargers.com
cardfun.com
careerclassified.com
carleases.net
carpetrescue.com
casini.com
catchhalibut.com
catchsteelhead.com
catchswordfish.com
catholicgirls.com
cblt.com
cenf.com
centralwireless.com
chinamobileworld.com
cleanliness.com
clickery.com
clmb.com
cloudjukebox.com
cmfj.com
colossi.com
commericaltrucks.com
comparinginsurance.com
comparingloans.com
comprepairs.com
computerdrawing.com
congoairlines.com
coptics.com
corpfunding.com
corporatemovie.com
countrymusicians.com
cpud.com
creativeimpulse.com
creditnew.com
creor.com
crfd.com
crucifixes.com
cruizin.com
cstri.com
curtisfamily.com
customhomedesigner.com
cvuk.com
cyclemasters.com
cyclingstore.com
dailymeditations.com
darkened.com
debutants.com
designersperfume.com
designsgroup.com
dgep.com
dgra.com
dhcr.com
diamondapparel.com
digifects.com
digikam.com
diny.com
dioe.com
divingfun.com
domainlistings.com
dpfs.com
dpsc.com
dreamanalyzer.com
drel.com
druganalyzer.com
drugbuys.com
ealb.com
eartgroup.com
eautosports.com
ebhp.com
ectr.com
editore.com
edlo.com
eldp.com
electricjuice.com
empowersystems.com
enviroquest.com
eportrait.com
epremiere.com
etso.com
ewebcasting.com
excercisewear.com
exercisetrainers.com
export-brokers.com
exportindustry.com
extremebicycles.com
extremebuy.com
extremerace.com
fallacious.com
familycounsellor.com
familyremote.com
familysentinel.com
fashionimports.com
fatherjohn.com
fauxfloors.com
fbcr.com
fbrinc.com
fcpo.com
fdsw.com
featherweights.com
feelgoodinc.com
fengshuilifestyle.com
fghs.com
field-trips.com
fieldball.com
filmprints.com
filmscorer.com
firstborns.com
fishermanssupply.com
fishery.net
fishhooker.com
fmot.com
fontain.com
foodbanking.com
forn.com
fowley.com
franchised.com
frayer.com
freedombanners.com
freeguard.com
freesources.com
freshsounds.com
fullbody.com
gametropolis.com
gamingxtreme.com
gancho.com
genesisspark.com
gepd.com
gfpt.com
ghol.com
glasscrafts.com
gnma.com
gocs.com
godinc.com
godship.com
gohper.com
golffranchise.com
gpus.com
graphicscafe.com
greenparty.net
grizzly-bear.com
growerswholesale.com
gtda.com
guaranteedlending.com
guitarjunkie.com
gyroplane.com
hasf.com
hawaiiranch.com
hdib.com
hdsr.com
herbalcleanser.com
herbalfresh.com
herbfarming.com
herbologists.com
heremusic.com
hessy.com
high-rise.com
historyarchives.com
hnny.com
homemusicstudio.com
houstoncycling.com
humidifying.com
humperdink.com
iabp.com
ialoha.com
iautobody.com
ibbf.com
ibme.com
ichico.com
icreature.com
icwa.com
idbl.com
iega.com
iexcursion.com
iexcursions.com
igator.com
ihuge.com
ilmh.com
ilpa.com
imbroglio.com
imediaguide.com
imfg.com
imsu.com
inflammatory.com
infoads.com
inkdesign.com
inseparable.com
internetatlas.com
investorcircle.com
irisav.com
islandgrocer.com
isnp.com
isportsvideos.com
iwebdesigns.com
jamcity.com
jampacked.com
jetliner.net
jioy.com
jlhs.com
kenoly.com
keyinternet.com
kgbs.com
kidsgym.com
kjam.com
klsu.com
ladancers.com
laserartist.com
latinomed.com
lbet.com
lcnm.com
lcst.com
legionofdoom.com
lexicographer.com
losangels.com
lsmt.com
ltdh.com
macona.com
mailhacker.com
mapbuddy.com
marlinadventures.com
marticam.com
mbtp.com
meao.com
mediacatalog.com
mediafest.com
mediarooms.com
megad.com
mensoutlet.com
mhpg.com
mhsm.com
miningstock.com
mled.com
mobileexecutive.com
modeljets.com
mortgagehunting.com
movearound.com
mrhm.com
msgh.com
mshn.com
mullion.com
musiciansclassified.com
musiciansswapmeet.com
musicrentals.com
musicvideodist.com
natureaquarium.com
natureaquariums.com
naturewoman.com
neuroses.com
newspublishing.com
nhdi.com
nhga.com
npcr.com
ntos.com
nycbest.com
nycgiftshop.com
nycy.com
nyep.com
nyexperience.com
nytheater.com
nytrainers.com
nyyt.com
oceanlover.com
ogbe.com
ohsr.com
oldhenry.com
onlinebirthdaycard.com
onlinecookbooks.com
orhf.com
orthodoxy.net
oyda.com
pacificadventure.com
pafm.com
paht.com
paranoiac.com
paranoias.com
parh.com
pbor.com
pbro.com
pcgamezone.com
pcmicrophone.com
pensacolaproperties.com
petsecurity.com
pfdb.com
pfet.com
pfsh.com
photoartists.com
physicalart.com
pimpslap.com
pincushions.com
platers.com
pmii.com
pmrb.com
pocketpool.com
prettysmiles.com
princeofheaven.com
psychonews.com
pulpdesign.com
quartile.com
ratehunt.com
realdesigns.com
recoverydivers.com
refimortgage.com
refinancer.com
renegademusic.com
renewcredit.com
retrofitted.com
rfsh.com
rgsm.com
rgsp.com
rimsky.com
rioproperty.com
rmtd.com
rossitto.com
rrny.com
rsap.com
rscd.com
rshb.com
safarihunting.com
safe-sex.com
safebid.com
sagm.com
satelliti.com
saxophoneplayer.com
scottchambers.com
scoupe.com
scoutleader.com
screensvr.com
scrimmages.com
scripters.com
scue.com
sdin.com
searchbymedia.com
self-confident.com
shrimping.com
shso.com
sillyness.com
sincerity.com
skatergirls.com
skinmoisturizers.com
sldm.com
sleepchamber.com
sleepdeprived.com
sluggos.com
smallclaimslaw.com
smfp.com
smih.com
sndf.com
sndu.com
snfb.com
snrf.com
spawned.com
speedmania.com
spinworld.com
sportfight.com
sportfights.com
sportingequipment.com
sportsad.com
sportsmeet.com
sportsupplier.com
spuma.com
spus.com
sren.com
srgh.com
srsn.com
srth.com
statuaries.com
sthc.com
sthr.com
stocksalert.com
streetauction.com
streetwatch.com
strf.com
stuntdriving.com
sunwine.com
superselling.com
t-shirtcity.com
tabr.com
tahp.com
techalert.com
technostocks.com
technotati.com
tfbg.com
thinkdesigns.com
tnea.com
toph.com
tornio.com
totalteen.com
tpdm.com
travelerreviews.com
turftec.com
ucse.com
usboy.com
usmailbox.com
usproshop.com
varsitypress.com
vegetale.com
virusproblems.com
wakeboats.com
wbna.com
webfixer.com
webrocker.com
webtheather.com
weddingadviser.com
widr.com
williamsfork.com
wirelessintl.com
wnto.com
womenathletes.com
woodrose.com
worldclasslimo.com
worlddrums.com
writersoutlet.com
wvla.com
xtremecomputing.com
xtremefights.com
xtremegaming.com
xtremekids.com
xtremeoutdoorsman.com
xtremeskate.com
xtremewatersports.com
yankeegirls.com
ynnh.com

Another 645 moved in early December from DomainSource to NameFind LLC, just prior to the announcement of the Berkens portfolio:

1t.org
1y.org
222.org
2a.org
2p.org
2q.org
2v.org
4n.org
4y.org
4z.org
570.org
68.org
8w.org
97.org
9w.org
9z.org
a5.org
a6.org
abankruptcylawyer.com
achieveimmortality.com
acrylicnailbrush.com
activateyourphone.com
addmorestorage.com
addtothemix.com
admiraltyattorneys.com
advertisingaffiliateprogram.com
aii.org
alabamadefenselawyer.com
alabamadefenselawyers.com
alabamarealestateattorneys.com
alarms.org
alaskainjuryattorney.com
alaskalimos.com
albuquerqueduiattorneys.com
allthemarbles.com
allyoucaneatcrabs.com
amsterdammaps.com
animalcontrol.org
animalrights.org
announced.org
answertomyprayer.com
answertomyprayers.com
apeak.com
aqw.com
aroundtheworldplaneticket.com
arromanche.com
artisticexpression.com
asset.org
atgirls.com
autoaccidentattorneys.org
automatedmarketingsystems.com
autotitleloan.com
azz.org
babys.org
bachelorsdegrees.org
backpackpetcarriers.com
badnosejobs.com
badreputationremoval.com
balllicker.com
ballsinplay.com
baltimorerealestatelawyers.com
beachvolleyball.org
beautyschool.org
bebrave.org
becomeachauffeur.com
becomeavolunteer.org
becomelarger.com
bees.org
bert.org
bestman.org
bestsellingvideogame.com
bigitch.com
bigmoney.com
bigyacht.com
blackdiamondtennisbracelet.com
blackhair.com
bloodisthickerthanwater.com
bloopers.org
boatmotoroil.com
bookfest.com
bookmaker.org
bottleclub.com
boxes.org
breakingnewswire.com
broadcasttower.com
brushwiththelaw.com
bryanna.com
buddhisttemple.org
buffaloduiattorneys.com
buildinglaws.com
bumfighting.com
businessisup.com
businessman.org
buyingmailinglists.com
canadatechnology.com
cantbegood.com
careercounselortraining.com
carinsurancepolicyquotes.com
carstoragefacility.com
cartitle.com
cartitleloans.com
cashbackcreditcardoffer.com
cashews.org
catfish.org
changepasswords.com
checkinginterestrates.com
checkourrates.com
checkthespecials.com
cheddarcheesespread.com
cheerleadingnation.com
chicagobodyguards.com
chicagoflowershops.com
chickens.org
childrensballetshoes.com
childsupportattorneys.com
chocked.com
chocolatecoveredcashews.com
chubby.org
cloggers.org
coffeegifts.com
collectionagencyonline.com
collegefootballfantasy.com
coloradodefenselawyer.com
coloradomortgageonline.com
coloredgemstonejewelry.com
combinamos.com
commonfolk.com
computerclass.org
concertticketsbroker.com
connecticutprobatelaw.com
connecticutrealestateattorneys.com
contemporaryartgalleries.com
contemporaryinvitations.com
cookingglove.com
costofcare.com
cousin.org
crapshoot.org
creditbuyers.com
cribs.org
criminalattorney.org
criminalrecordcheck.org
crudeoilstocks.com
cubiczirconiatennisbracelets.com
cutedressshoes.com
cvv.org
d9.org
dailylists.com
dallasmortgagerefinancing.com
dancechampionships.com
darkwoodcabinets.com
datafilerecoverysoftware.com
datesforme.com
dbo.org
defectiveproductsattorneys.com
defendmyreputation.com
delawarerealestateattorneys.com
denmarkgovernment.com
denofiniquity.com
denverapartmentsforrent.com
denverrealestateattorney.com
derwebmaster.com
detroitrealestatelawyers.com
dietsfact.com
dirty.com
divorceattorneys.com
dnatests.net
dogliabilityinsurance.com
dogpark.org
dogshow.org
dogshows.org
dollsonsale.com
donateit.org
donttellyourfriends.com
dotlaw.org
dragqueens.org
drivinggames.com
duilawyer.org
eliminate.org
emergencyroom.org
englishtospanishonlinedictionary.com
eventandmeetingplanner.com
exoticcarental.com
expensivedesignershoes.com
extendedstayhotel.com
f8.org
f9.org
factorypaintjobs.com
familylaws.com
fantasticcomputers.com
farmequipment.org
farmequipmentdealer.com
farmsupplies.com
fatmelting.com
faxmachine.org
featuredpick.com
federalofficer.com
federalreservenotes.com
federaltax.org
feelingyourbest.com
fillmywrinkles.com
finalsettlement.com
findatemp.com
findingwomen.com
findmeabargain.com
floors.org
floridaattorney.org
floridachildcustodylaw.com
floridapersonalinjurylawyers.com
floridateachingjobs.com
floridatrafficaccidentlawyers.com
flymyjet.com
follows.org
forbidden.org
foz.org
freebusinesscheckingaccounts.com
freecash.org
freecheckingaccounts.com
freecreditcards.com
freedatingsites.com
freedictionary.com
freeflushots.org
freehivtest.com
freevideocapturesoftware.com
frenchairport.com
fullmovie.com
gagreflexes.com
gamesavers.com
georgiaattorney.org
georgiafinancialplanners.com
georgiafuneralhomes.com
getgalvanized.com
gethoodia.com
getmeapproved.com
getmesupport.com
gettingevicted.com
getyourdrugs.com
girlsofbeijing.com
giveareason.com
glenferris.com
goagainstthegrain.com
goingoffthegrid.com
goldtonguerings.com
gone.org
goodnosejob.com
goodpointers.com
goparttime.com
gotoashow.com
gottalent.com
greatactivity.com
greatbottle.com
greattaxdeductions.com
greekislescruises.com
growassets.com
gunlaws.org
h6.org
hairextensionschool.com
hardestpart.com
harrassment.org
hartfordcondos.com
hartfordinjuryattorney.com
hategroups.org
havenoshame.com
havingagaragesale.com
hawaiicriminaldefenselawyers.com
hawaiiprobatelaw.com
hdvideocapturecard.com
heartpumps.com
heartwormtests.com
helicopters.org
highschoolgamers.com
hiltonheadislandcondorentals.com
hipreplacements.org
hko.org
hollywoodplasticsurgeons.com
homefurnishingcenters.com
horoscopes.org
hotticket.com
houstonmedicalmarijuana.com
howtoapplyfor.com
hugeexplosion.com
ibill.com
iceskatinglesson.com
icy.org
identitytheftpreventionprotection.com
ignoringyou.com
ihatefrenchpeople.com
ihaveproblems.com
ilodges.com
implementationguide.com
incometaxes.org
incorporateyou.com
indianapolismortgagerefinancing.com
internationalicehockey.com
internationaltraveldocuments.com
interracialwifes.com
investigativesites.com
iowaduiattorney.com
iowaprobatelaw.com
iownmyhouse.com
italyculinarytours.com
italytechnology.com
iwantthat.com
japangovernment.com
jazztapshoes.com
jogoff.com
jointhemafia.com
jointhemix.com
jordyn.com
jumboplanes.com
juryselection.org
kansascityduiattorneys.com
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kansasduilawyer.com
kansaspersonalinjurylawyer.com
kentuckycriminaldefenselawyers.com
kentuckyduiattorney.com
kidpoems.com
laborattorneys.com
laborlawyer.org
lakegeneva.org
lakelandaccidentattorney.com
lasvegasapartmentsforrent.com
lasvegascaraccidentattorney.com
lasvegasjunket.com
lauded.com
lawoffices.org
leasemyapartment.com
lefthandputters.com
lesbianauction.com
lesbians.org
lexingtonaccidentlawyers.com
liablesuit.com
linedancesteps.com
lmm.org
locks.org
longhard.com
louisianabraininjuryattorney.com
louisianasexoffenders.com
lubricateit.com
maineduiattorney.com
maineduiattorneys.com
makayla.com
makealivingtrust.com
makingitonbroadway.com
marblerefinisher.com
marriagecounselingquestions.com
marylandprobatelaw.com
massachusettsduiattorney.com
massachusettsduiattorneys.com
medicalemergencycard.com
medicalpublisher.com
meetinglesbians.com
meetmygoals.com
memphisduiattorneys.com
memphismortgagerefinancing.com
menfragrances.com
menshairextensions.com
mentalhealthcounselling.com
metricdata.com
microjets.org
milwaukeeduiattorneys.com
milwaukeeduilawyers.com
milwaukeemaps.com
mindnetworks.com
minnesotasexoffenders.com
mississippidefenselawyer.com
mississippiprobatelaw.com
monkees.org
montanadefenselawyer.com
montanamalpracticeattorney.com
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monthlypaymentloancalculator.com
mostpopulardogbreeds.com
mostwantedworld.com
movietheatretickets.com
mp5.org
mummy.org
mygab.com
mytimeofthemonth.com
nashvilletennessee.org
nationalanthem.org
nebraskarealestatelawyers.com
nebraskasexoffenders.com
necessarymeasures.com
netherlandsgovernment.com
newacquisition.com
newarkaccidentattorneys.com
newhampshireduiattorney.com
newhampshiremalpracticeattorney.com
newmexicoautoaccidentattorney.com
newmexicodefenselawyer.com
newmexicoduiattorney.com
neworleanscarrentals.com
neworleanslimos.com
newyorkcityaccidentattorney.com
newyorkjobsearch.com
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niceinformation.com
nopoverty.com
northcarolinaautoaccidentattorney.com
northcarolinahouse.com
northdakotamalpracticeattorneys.com
nycaccidentinjurylawyer.com
oaklandattorneys.com
obtains.com
ohiocriminaldefenselawyers.com
ohiodrugrehabs.com
ohioprobatelaw.com
ohiorvrental.com
ohiosexoffenderregistry.com
oilpainting.org
oklahomacityduiattorneys.com
oklahomacityinjuryattorneys.com
oldautomobiles.com
omaharealestateonline.com
onlinefacts.com
onlineidaho.com
onlinemalta.com
onlineprivatetutor.com
onlinetoronto.com
onlineweddingsupplies.com
onthepayroll.com
oop.org
opengrave.com
openhook.com
orlandoapartmentsforrent.com
ourblend.com
outletmalls.org
overactivethyroid.com
ownmix.com
paymentcoupons.com
penisenlargment.org
personalchecksdesigns.com
petwallpaper.com
pie.org
pin.org
pittsburghapartmentsforrent.com
planatour.com
planningagreatparty.com
platinumcards.org
playingaway.com
plentyonyourplate.com
pooltablesale.com
portablevideosystems.com
portlanddecorators.com
portlandduiattorneys.com
pouritout.com
prettyblackgirls.com
preventingphishing.com
printingpersonalchecks.com
privacyhawk.com
privateairplane.org
privateschooltuition.com
promotionaldisplay.com
pronounceyou.com
protecttheenvironment.org
publichousing.org
pue.org
purchasefloodinsurance.com
pureinnocence.com
qmc.org
qoc.org
ranters.com
readamystery.com
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realestatetaxauctions.com
realstamina.com
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recruitingwatch.com
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repaired.com
replaceyourwindows.com
reputationmanagment.com
restricted.org
reversemortgageinterestrate.com
rhodeislanddivorceattorney.com
rhodeislandduiattorneys.com
rhodeislandmalpracticeattorneys.com
rhymes.org
rio.org
roofers.info
rumshot.com
rzz.org
s9.org
safewith.com
sandiegolimos.com
sanjoseluxuryhotel.com
savetodisk.com
scanyourslides.com
securitysystemstore.com
seedingit.com
seh.org
sellapractice.com
sellstockphotos.com
sexdigest.com
shapeofmyheart.com
sharingmp3.com
sharpenyourknives.com
shipcars.com
shoppedout.com
showusyourtattoo.com
sidebumper.com
smackmy.com
soccerparty.com
sophomore.org
soulseek.org
soundhires.com
southcarolinaautoaccidentattorney.com
southcarolinacriminaldefenselawyers.com
southcarolinadefenselawyer.com
southcarolinaduiattorneys.com
southcarolinaprobatelaw.com
southdakotadefenselawyer.com
southdakotaduiattorneys.com
southdakotamalpracticeattorney.com
southdakotamalpracticeattorneys.com
spermbanks.org
spiderveintreatments.com
sprayher.com
spraytanningbooths.com
springfieldaccidentattorneys.com
stayedthere.com
stepparents.org
stlouisduiattorneys.com
storedpasswords.com
strengthconditioningcoach.com
stuntman.org
subscriptions.org
suddenmovement.com
supercampaign.com
supercampaigns.com
supergnet.com
syracuseinjuryattorneys.com
syracuseinjurylawyers.com
tahoewaterfrontproperties.com
talentagency.org
taxationlaw.com
taxpreparercourse.com
temporarymeasures.com
tennesseeduiattorneys.com
tennesseemalpracticelawyer.com
texaslawyers.org
texasrealestateattorneys.com
texasvacantland.com
texasworkercompensation.com
thaihomes.com
thebeepers.com
thecavemen.com
theclassreunion.com
theclothingoutlet.com
thecloudservices.com
thecultivators.com
theelection.org
theflicks.com
thefreckled.com
thegiggle.com
theinterestrates.com
thelongnecks.com
thenewsbrief.com
theoppressed.com
theoptionsmarket.com
theprayers.com
therealestateattorney.com
therequested.com
thesportsbookie.com
thestickup.com
thestreetmap.com
theswissbank.com
thetrainingprogram.com
thevail.com
thewindowcleaner.com
thinktankarticles.com
thislooksinteresting.com
tightcurves.com
tinypics.com
tipsfornaturalliving.com
tnx.org
topconventions.com
topmoments.com
trafficschools.com
treatmentsforeatingdisorders.com
triallawyer.com
triallawyers.com
triathalon.org
tshirts.org
tsn.org
tummytucks.org
tuxedos.org
ucy.org
unfinishedwoodkitchencabinets.com
unwraps.com
urgentreply.com
usedorientalrugs.com
usertrack.com
vermontduiattorneys.com
vermontrealestateattorneys.com
verystimulating.com
videoadapter.org
vin.org
virginiabeachjobs.com
virginiadivorcelaw.com
virginiamalpractice.com
virginiarealestateattorney.com
virginiaroofer.com
virginiatimeshare.com
visitationrightsforfathers.com
visitprison.com
visitturkey.com
walkedout.com
wantalot.com
wantcashnow.com
wantmyvote.com
wanttoplaygames.com
washingtoncriminaldefenselawyers.com
washingtonrealestateattorney.com
watergardenpond.com
watersofteners.org
weddingdresssales.com
welltraineddog.com
westvirginiacriminaldefenselawyers.com
westvirginiaprobatelaw.com
wichitajobs.com
wildwallpaper.com
willingtoshare.com
wirelesshandhelddevices.com
wisconsinbraininjuryattorney.com
womensundergarments.com
wonderdietpills.com
workingcollegestudents.com
workingleads.com
worstcustomerservice.com
wrestlingnewsandrumors.com
wwr.org
wyomingcriminaldefenselawyers.com
wyomingmalpracticelawyer.com
x-videos.com
xmasshopping.com
y3.org
y4.org
y5.org
youdeservethetruth.com
youjustsavedmoney.com
yourincredible.com
yourtoasts.com
youshouldbe.com
zipo.com

So this is very clear proof that GoDaddy also acquired another domain name portfolio prior to Berkens and this one was at least part of Domain Source Inc’s portfolio, similar to Berkens deal. I was able to confirm nearly 1,400 transfers to GoDaddy/NameFind from DomainSource. A quick look at DomainSource put around 3,000 domains in its portfolio that was public, and nearly half of that is now owned by GoDaddy’s NameFind LLC. The above is proof of over 1,000 domain names. There are potentially more than the 1,400 I mentioned that have been sold already, are under privacy protection or whois records have yet to update.

I did reach out to Andrew of Domain Source Inc. for comment but have not heard back at time of posting.

The bottom line, this is an undiscovered acquisition of another domain name portfolio purchase by GoDaddy that came to light by some digging that hadn’t be announced prior.

About Jamie Zoch

Jamie Zoch is a domain investor, dad and dedicated husband who founded DotWeekly.com in 2008 to bring unique and helpful views on domain names. Jamie is very passionate about domain names and helping others learn and prosper.

16 Responses to GoDaddy Acquired Another Domain Portfolio In Late 2015
  1. Great Piece! Very interesting. Thanks Jamie!

  2. Well done, Jamie!
    Masterpiece of research and very interesting indeed.

  3. GoDaddy is really expanding their domain portfolio. Wonder how many more they bought we don’t know of yet?

    • Amanda,
      Likely not more than we know about currently. 263,282 currently. That is the about 200K from Marchex, 70K from Worldwide Media Inc and about 1,500 from DomainSource minus what they have sold already, let expire etc. I do have a small hunch they have some more, but are under privacy. How many that may be, is unknown.

  4. Well researched post. Thank you.

  5. Great find Jamie. Thanks for all the research!

  6. Godaddy is smart in acquiring after market premium names.

    They know the domain industry is becoming more mainstream and selling premium names will profit them nicely in time.

    $10 registrations can only go so far when your looking to increase your yearly profitability.

  7. Always good to know the root stretching out and find new fertile soils.

  8. This is 1 of those articles that – if not written by you, Jamie – probably wouldn’t be written at all. Keep up the good work!

  9. Great research as always Jamie.

  10. Based on a comment on DomainInvesing, it appears NameFind is a showcase for other people’s domains, not just Godaddy-owned.

    • I do not agree with that comment Louise and nor should you. Do we even know if that person was searching on NameFind? I don’t see either domain listed on NameFind, nor were ever owned by GoDaddy/NameFind or any portfolio owner GoDaddy acquired. I know HugeDomains portfolio is listed in the stream of GD and its partners but not showcased on NameFind. GoDaddy has enough of its own domains to sell on NameFind, so I don’t see them putting other domains on that site. Could some domains be listed by error? Yes. Could some be sold and still listed? Yes. Can somebody set name servers to NameFind, yes.

      • You’re right! I was wrong. I didn’t bother to try to find those domain names on Namefind, just assumed Anthony saw those domains on Namefind.


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