HTC Corporation and its new virtual reality hardware brand called Vive have secured the exact match domain (EMD) of the brand as a domain name, Vive.com.

HTC Vive Logo

It may seem “natural” that large companies just “own” these types of domain names as .com’s but often times they do not and need to be acquired from a past owner.

Vive started its life on the web as Brand+Brand via HTCVive.com. That’s cool and all because that is the full name of … Read the rest

Here are some of my latest findings of companies buying domain names from past owners that I have discovered over the past two days. Clearly there are tons more, but these are some that I picked out that grabbed my attention.

Kellogg Company acquires CrunchMania.com domain name from HugeDomains for about $2,795

Disney registers the domain name BehindTheWings.com which may relate to “Pete’s Dragon” as Disney has been uploading some things to YouTube relating to the term.

PartyPacks.co.uk has secured … Read the rest

Telepathy, Inc. has sold the premium domain name Den.com, which holds a solid six figure valuation in my eyes but the sales price is currently undisclosed.

Den.com

The domain name transferred and went into whois privacy protection about July 29, 2016. The domain name resolves to a coming soon page stating: “Helping you bring your #Homegoals to life”. Based on the image on the website, it appears to be a home services app.

A quick search and Jesse Cravens is … Read the rest

Maybe you heard it, maybe you didn’t… but Walgreens is shutting down two generic domain name websites they own and operate:

  • Drugstore.com
  • Beauty.com

They acquired the two, plus VisionDirect.com and SkinStore.com from some $420+ million in 2011 time frame.

When I read the news yesterday about the decision by Walgreens, Toys.com popped in my head. Toys R Us, which paid $5.1 Million  for only the domain name, killed off that generic/website which I wrote about here.

Two large companies, … Read the rest

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