Microsoft Sells + More Domain Movers


Welcome, this is Domain Movers! We highlight company related domain name transactions. These are often very early detection’s and not always do we even know who the buyers are but we try to provide as much information as we can with the movements detected.

Here are the latest:


Microsoft has sold the domain name potentially at Sedo. I wasn’t able to find a sale price but I was aware that Microsoft has many domain names listed for sale at Sedo that I have mentioned in the past on DotWeekly.

Apple Inc. registered at least 10 domain names in different gTLD’s. They all were EveryoneCanCreate and included gTLD’s of .academy, .college, .courses, .degree, .education, .institute, .school, .study, .training and .university. They also registered but have not at this time acquired from the current owner. has been acquired from Name Administration Inc. The domain name held a buy now price of $45,500 and went into a payment plan. The buyers are currently unknown but the domain is currently resolving to Heroku, which is a cloud platform for developers. I’d assume the buyers are using Heroku (owned by Salesforce) to build its offering. NAI also sold to Lightin, Inc. from China. The domain held a buy now of $62,400. has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client at Afternic. The domain held a buy now of $3,750 but the exact sales price is unknown. has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client from Name Administration Inc. I was not able to find a sales price for this one but it was likely five figures. has been acquired by Solvimo of France. The domain held a $27,400 buy now.

Dream11 Fantasy Pvt Ltd. acquired out of GoDaddy’s NameFind portfolio for an undisclosed amount. The domain already resolves to SportsGuru by Dream11 for fantasy cricket. has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client. The domain name held a buy now of $15,000 but the exact sales price is unknown.

.app domain names were registered by a slew of companies during Google’s “sunrise” period that started March 29, 2018. In general, it’s one of the more active sunrise periods on the corporate level. The sunrise period allows trademark holders to register domains first. Early access is May 1 – May 8, 2018 and then general availability follows. Google paid $25 million for the rights to .app. Apple Inc. for an example, registered about 72 .app domains.

Oracle Corporation has acquired via Afternic from its past owners. The domain name held an $18,800 buy now price. The domain name was on a Efty for sale lander at the time of the sale but did sell at Afternic.

NBCUniversal has taken ownership of, which is the main domain name used by Craftsy. NBC acquired a majority ownership of the how to crafting company in May 2017 for a reported $230 million. The company acquired and branded as the matching name from BuyDomains in February 2011.

Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp. have taken ownership of The domain was under privacy at and transferred to eNom around January 2018 using SmartName namer servers. Whois now displays Merk. Based on that, I’d say it was likely that the domain name was for sale when Merck acquired it. is now live for MRL Venture Fund, which is actively investing in Therapeutics companies. has been acquired by a currently unknown MarkMonitor client. I’d assume this was acquired by Amazon though., and several more domain names have transferred ownership from General Wireless IP Holdings LLC (Radio Shack) to Kensington Capital (but only registrant email address, the registrant name remains General Wireless). Hillco hosted the bankruptcy auction of Radio Shack assets and about 295 domain names were part of the assets. Kensington loaned $23 million to Radio Shack and bid $15 million in the auction. Kensington is reportedly license the brand to General Wireless.

Some more of the domains were:,,, and

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  1. Great info again. .app is something to watch , have a vested interest to see how it impacts domains

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