Disco.com, Bought At DomainFest For $255K Is Owned By Google & Launched As A “Group Texting ” Site
The domain name Disco.com sold at Domainfest, New York in September of last year for $255,000.
Disco.com was ranked by DnJournal.com as the 31st highest domain sale of 2010.
The domain name is now owned by Google and has been launched as a Group Texting site.
“”Group Texting on Any Phone Now that’s groovy!”" says the sign up form.
And yes there is an App for that.
Google and Apple haven’t been the best of friends and its interesting to see Google displaying on the front page of Disco.com a nice size “download An App” sign which goes to iTunes.com
The App just was just published yesterday so it looks like the site just went live in the last couple of days.
The domain whois record was last updated on March 11, 2011 and the registrar of the domain is now MarkMonitor.
Looks like the site may have went live just today.
Now the question becomes did Google buy the domain directly at DomainFest or was it resold since the New York Show?
If Google bought it directly at DomainFest then I guess there goes that theory that end users don’t participate in industry auctions.
Thanks to Amr for the tip.