Interview with Jeffrey Peterson of Mobile Corporation – Company Recently Purchased Mobile.co for $239,000

Mobile Corporation just completed the purchase of Mobile.co for $239,000. Our readers may recall that there was an interesting story behind this transaction. The start up based out of Cambridge,Massachusetts has raised $5 million in funding. Jeffrey Peterson the CEO of Mobile Corporation was kind enough to get on the phone and give me an interview about the company and their … [Read more...]

New .Co Site Making National News: ManServants.Co & Frank Schilling Owns The .Com

A new site launched on a .Co domain name is getting some national news coverage, I saw a feature on the site on Fox News yesterday. The site is ManServants.co By the way not that it's going to come as any shock to anyone in the domain name space, Frank Schilling's Name Administration owns the domain name ManServants.com So to start with what is a Man Servant you ask? According to the … [Read more...]

From A UDRP to a $238,000 Sale, Mobile.Co Has Apparently Sold

Mike wrote yesterday about the owner of Mobile.pro losing its UDRP attempt for the domain Mobile.co. Mobile.co was purchased back in 2010 for $15,000 and today the buyer of that domain has supposedly sold the domain for $238,000. Chadi Ghaith posted the sale on his Facebook page. It will be interesting to see if the Mobile.pro owner was the buyer of the domain. The previous dealing for the … [Read more...]

Light.Co Bought For $25K In May On Afternic/Godaddy Raises $9.7 Million

Back in May of this year we reported that the domain name Light.co sold on Afternic/Godaddy for $25,000 A nice price for a nice .Co domain name. Today the Term Sheet is reporting that Light.co, a digital photography startup, has raised $9.7 million in Series A funding. Bessemer Venture Partners and CRV co-led the round, and were joined by Paul Jacobs (Qualcomm exec chairman) and Sanjay … [Read more...]

Launched – Grown – Sold The Miami Herald Discusses What’s Next for .CO Founders

The Miami Herald did a piece today on the .CO Registry acquisition by Neustar. They spoke with Juan Diego Calle to find out what's next for everyone now that the company is sold. Calle mentioned a better job and better benefits for employees. The article also mentions that Neustar did not get Pop.co in the deal.   Calle said Neustar’s plan is to keep the offices — and the jobs — in Miami … [Read more...]

The Sale of .Co To Neustar Closed Today; Offices To Stay In Miami

Although it was announced a few weeks ago, the sale of the  .CO Internet S.A.S to Neustar for $109 million dollars actually just closed today. According to the MiamiHerald.com, the "Champagne popped and bonuses flowed after .CO Internet closed its chapter as an independent company and became part of the publicly traded Neustar on Monday afternoon." "In his first comments to the press about … [Read more...]

.CO Internet S.A.S Acquired for $109 Million

Neustar traded on the NYSE under the symbol NSR has a market cap of roughly $2.16 billion, today after the close they announced the acquistion of the company behind the .CO extension. Neustar is acquiring  .CO Internet S.A.S for $109 million. Neustar recorded $4 million in revenue for its role as the back-end provider for .CO Internet, which will be eliminated upon consolidation. Neustar is … [Read more...]