Avenue 81, Inc (DBA LeadBrite) which operates several lead page services, announced in December 2015 a new service called “Center” and was looking for early users. At the time, they were using the domain name Center.io but have now done a domain name upgrade and acquired the premium generic domain name Center.com from past owner Horoscope.com Inc. according to whois records.

According to a MarketingLand.com article about Center, they offer a lead management tool.

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It was announced today that Jet.com has acquired Hayneedle for an undisclosed amount.

This transaction was of interest to me, has Hayneedle started out as Hammocks.com and is also a large owner of generic domain names. Based on whois records, Hayneedle, Inc. owns over 9,000+ domain names and it is unclear at this point in the deal if and what domain names were included in the transaction with Jet.com.


Some generic domain names owned by Hayneedle, Inc. include:

  • GiftBaskets.com
  • CoffeeMakers.com
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Australian fashion designer Kym Ellery has secured the premium generic domain name, Ellery.com, potentially through a UDRP filing.

DomainInvesting.com mentioned the filing of a UDRP on Ellery.com on January 14, 2016. I checked several sources this morning and the UDRP status (case active) has not updated at time of this posting, yet late Sunday the domain name transferred ownership from GoDaddy’s NameFind, LLC to Kym Ellery.

Newly updated whois record on Ellery.com

Ellery.com Whois Records

Since the UDRP status states “case active”, it … Read the rest

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 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!

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