Domain Movers:, + More

Here are the latest domain movers detected by DotWeekly over the past 24 hours, with a focus on corporate domain transaction and general high value domain names.

Apple Inc. did something pretty rare and registered several new domain names.,,, and They also secured in some fashion (I didn’t see a UDRP listing for it). There was a pretty popular website on the domain name, offering iTunes Cards but the site no longer resolves, nor has Apple redirected the domain to any place yet. which I mentioned the other day which recently sold to an unknown buyer at that time, the buyer was the Hormel brand. They are currently redirecting to

Davidson’s Inc. has acquired out of the GoDaddy NameFind portfolio for an undisclosed amount, which was likely in the 4-5 figure range. Great, make sense domain name. has acquired EMD also out of the NameFind portfolio.

Equitec Holding B.V. has acquired the domain name with the transaction taking place at Afternic. This was also a NameFind owned domain.

United Online Web Services, Inc. has sold another 2 character domain name and this time was, which was also acquired by a Chinese domain investor. The last one they sold was They also sold prior.

From what I can tell, United Online Web Services Inc. (Net Zero Inc.) still owns 5, 2 character .com domains. has likely sold. The domain moved into “OK” status on 2/15/2017 and on 2/16/2017 went into whois privacy protection at GoDaddy. Name servers also changed to, which is GoDaddy’s parking service. The domain was owned by Mike Gleissner and was offered on Afternic for $1,200,000. That is a generalized price point for general 2 letter .com’s currently.

Yippy Inc. acquired at domain name aftermarket service Sedo for $22,800. Why so much? www2 is a very common subdomain used. has been acquired by a currently unknown MarkMonitor client. The domain was owned by Tucow’s prior and was listed for sale using Uniregistry. Based on whois history, the domain was owned by until February 2015 when it went into whois privacy around 2/10/2015. Around August 8, 2015 YummyNames appears in whois records. has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client. The domain was owned by BuyDomains prior. A cached Sedo listing shows the domain was listed for only $1,688

Sony acquires via domain name aftermarket service Sedo. The domain was owned by Network Solutions subsidiary New Ventures Services, Corp. has transferred into MarkMonitor and was likely acquired by a currently unknown client. The domain has been for sale over the years.

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5 thoughts on “Domain Movers:, + More

    1. In general, Apple is a CSC Corporate Domains client with about a 90/10 split between CSC / MarkMonitor. The majority of Apple / MarkMonitor registered domains are new gTLD domains.

  1. I’m still scratching my head on clearing over $22k. That’s definitely a domain you normally wouldn’t see appraised that high, even in an end-user market. It just goes to show that no matter where you get your domains appraised, there is never a guarantee and anything can happen. The right place, at the right time, with the right presentation, and a motivated buyer. That’s what it boiled down to.

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