Welcome to Domain Movers, where we monitor domain name transactions by corporations and report the movements we see to you! This is always an exciting series that often provides a “first look” at what companies are doing domain wise. This leads to new brands, future marketing campaigns, products, services and more.
Let’s get to it!
Hilton registered several domain names relating to Tapestry and those included TapestryByHilton.com, HiltonTapestry.com, HiltonTapestryCollection.com, TapestryCollectionByHilton.com and TheTapestryCollectionByHilton.com. They do not appear to own Tapestry.com.
HubSpot Inc. registered HubSpotStarter.com and .net
Wieden & Kennedy, Inc. registered the domain name Trump-Said.com
T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. did acquire the domain name MarketScene.com from BuyDomains as I expected.
SalesRacer, Inc. has acquired MallBot.com, a domain name that was held by New Ventures Services Corp (Web.com).
COLONIAL GROUP INTERNATIONAL LTD. has acquired RightQuote.com via Afternic domain name aftermarket services.
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. registered several Ah Slide Litter domain names like AhNonStickLitter.com/net, AhSlide.com/net, AhSlideLitter.com/net. They also registered many relating with the brand name Arm And Hammer like ArmAndHammerSlide.com, ArmHammerSlideLitter.com and a few more. They also registered the generic call to action domain ChangeYourLitter.com. Did they stop there? Nope, EZCleanLitter.com and DoTheSlide.com were also registered, along with IDontHateMyLitterBoxAnymore.com/net (getting a little crazy here) and ImDoneScrubbing.com/net NoScrubbing.net (they could have purchased NoScrubbing.com from me, no contact yet), NeverScrubAgain.com/net, NeverScrubLitter.com/net and went on with LoveYourLitterBox.com/net. MySlideLitter.com/net, MyAhSlideStory.com/net, NoStickLitter.com/net, NoScrubLitter.com/net. and more registrations continued with SlideCatLitter.com/net, SlideClumpingCatLitter.com/net, SlideEasyCleanUp.com/net, SlideLitter.com, SlideNonstickLitter.com/net and finally finished up with SlideNoStick.com/net.
I won’t hold my hopes up for a deal on NoScrubbing.com
Nasty Gal Inc. moved GirlBoss.com out of MarkMonitor and over to GoDaddy, still under the Nast Gal Inc. business name. The company just filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and houses the majority of there domains at MarkMonitor.
Warrior.com is now showing New Balance Athletics, Inc. in whois records. New Balance acquired Warrior Sports in 2004.
AT&T allowed the domain name ATTT.com to expire as I mentioned in an earlier article. The domain finally dropped and was sold at auction on SnapNames for $10,749. Nice asset management AT&T!
Johnson & Johnson registered the domain name SimilarIsNotTheSame.com
The Victory Dance Project which was using the domain name VictoryDance.org, has done a domain name upgrade and acquired VictoryDance.com from GoDaddy.
The Procter & Gamble Company appears to have acquired the domain name Sinex.com. The domain was owned by EmpowerMX prior and is now showing in whois records that CSC Corporate Domains is the owner. P&G uses CSC. Sinex is a brand of Vicks sinus products offered by P&G.
TalkingAds.com has been acquired by a marketing agency from BuyDomains and the website is already live as its main domain name. The domain has been on a journey. First registered in 1998, sold in 2006 on SnapNames for $504, flipped for $3,500, dropped from the registry in 2016, grabbed by BuyDomains on the drop and sold again for an undisclosed amount.
Sentry Systems, Inc. had acquired its EMD SentrySystems.com, which has been registered since 1996 and was offered on Afternic.
Fairford Capital LTD. has acquired Hisl.com via Afternic. The domain was listed for sale on the Uniregistry Market. I wasn’t able to find a sales price.
The Dow Chemical Company registered the domain name ExpectFaster.com. I’m surprised this domain was even available but it appears to have never been registered before.
Waymo.com has been acquired by a currently unknown MarkMonitor client. The domain name was backed up by registering the .net and the domain HelloWaymo.com
Electronic Arts Inc. appears to have acquired the domain name Ronku.com. The domain was long under whois privacy at 1and1 and has transferred to CSC Corporate Domains and displays EA. The website that does resolve states: “Ronku is an exclusive program powered by EA devoted to connecting top YouTube gamers directly with the people that make the games they love to play.” In 2014 it was “exposed” that EA was paying popular gamers to promote its games.
Disney Enterprises, Inc. registered the domain name SoarinChallenge.com
Ecoark Holdings, Inc. is rebranding subsidiary Intelleflex as Zest Labs. They acquired the EMD ZestLabs.com via domain name aftermarket service Sedo in May 2016 for $5,000.