Domain Movers keeps track of company focused domain name transactions. A lot of domain names are being acquired by companies around the world every day to help secure brands, launch new products, new advertising campaigns and much more.
Here is a tiny sample of some of those movements:
Omnii Inc. has acquired BrightFutures.com for an undisclosed amount from GoDaddy’s NameFind portfolio, with the transaction taking place via Afternic escrow as all NameFind sales do.
WeAreBlue.com has been acquired from BuyDomains by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client. CSC is one of the most popular used corporate domain name registrars used by most of the largest companies in the world. MarkMonitor is the other. In general, when a domain name is acquired by one of these large corporate registrars, the whois information often holds “generic” whois data like “CSC Corporate Domains, Inc.”. Most of the time, the whois data will change to the actual company who purchased the domain. This can be within days or sometimes years.
Dow Jones & Company, Inc. has taken ownership of DowToken.com. The domain name was registered under whois privacy at GoDaddy on November 15, 2017 and has since transferred to CSC Corporate Domains showing Dow. There is potential that somebody else registered the domain name and Dow went after it as a brand protection measure.
Handle.com has been sold at Sedo for $95,378. The buyers are currently unknown due to the domain just selling.
Allstate Insurance Company were the buyers of prior announced PersonalTransportation.com. The domain was acquired at Afternic with the help of CSC.
Ryder Systems, which DotWeekly broke the news that they acquired Coop.com, has officially launched the service on the premium domain name Coop.com. The service allows business owners to share vehicle assets.
Apple Inc. acquires QuickTime.org from BuyDomains.com. The domain has been registered since June 2005. Apple also owns QuickTime.com, which redirects to the page on Apple.com for QuickTime support for its media player.
Internet Group GmbH (Telekom) has done a big domain name upgrade and acquired InternetGroup.com from GoDaddy’s NameFind portfolio. The company was using Internet-Group.net prior, so not only are they upgrading to the premium .com, they also are removing a hyphen.
Netflix, Inc. has acquired SuperMonsters.com from BuyDomains.com. The domain name has been registered since December 2003. Netflix has a TV series called Super Monsters which launched in October 2017. I wasn’t able to find a sales price but I’d expect the sale price to be around $4K.
BrandShield Ltd. has acquired MyShield.com from its past owners for an undisclosed amount. The domain has been registered since 2002.
Wallet.org has been sold at Sedo. The domain name just moved into escrow, so the buyer and sales price are unknown at this time.
Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society has taken ownership of Pfats.com from PepsiCo. The domain name transferred out of CSC Corporate domains to Network Solutions. The domain name went on the name servers AmericanEagle.com, which I was thinking of the clothing company but AmericanEagle.com is a web development company. The clothing company American Eagle uses AE.com. PepsiCo did have a website up prior and may have been a sponsor in some fashion?
Some side notes…. DomainTools has defaulted its Whois.domaintools.com to work with its Iris offering, not whois. I’m not sure if DT is doing this to simply promote Iris or if it’s simply a move away from whois? It takes some extra clicks now to actually be able to do a whois search and you can’t do it on whois.domaintools.com. Also to note, I’m see A LOT more movements than I have been posting but many of my DomainTools reports are showing the same movement OUT as IN. I know a domain likely sold, but since whois is remaining the same, there is little way I can prove it with whois records, so I don’t report it. It’s becoming overly frustrating. Since GoDaddy is blocking or masking whois data, CSC has started in some fashion and with domains showing activity (as likely sold) but whois records are remaining as prior, things are getting tough to put up these reports.