Samsung Launches App Named After A Domain It Bought On Afternic For $17K in July; ChatOn.com
Several publications are picking up the launch of Samsung’s App name “Chat on” which is available both on Android and as of today on the iPhone as well.
According to BusinessInsider.com, “It means that Android and iPhone users can now text each other for free, since these “texts” go over your phone’s data connection.”
“ChatON is different from iMessage in a few key ways:”
“Unlike iMessage, which automatically works between iPhones inside your Messages app, ChatON is an app unto itself. Also, ChatON has a nice feature coming which enables you to chat with friends using only your web browser.”
DomainNameWire.com noted back in July of 2011 that Samsung bought the domain name Chaton.com for $17,000 saying that ” I’m a bit confused as to what this is for, but Google unveils some possibilities. ”
Here is another example where App developers continue to be a buyer for domain names.