Ask.com Buys Ask.Fm

According to a story in the NewYorkTimes.com, Ask.com has acquired Ask.Fm. The deal was announced last week  by IAC/InterActiveCorp, the owners of Ask.com Ask.Fm is not just a domain name, but a popular site 180 million regular monthly users . Forty percent of Ask.fm’s users are younger than 18, according to Doug Leeds, chief executive of Ask.com. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Under … [Read more...]

Client of Mark Monitor’s Buys iPick.com From Vertical Axis

A client of Brand protection company Mark Monitor has purchased the highly brandable domain name iPick.com from Vertical Axis. The domain name was transferred over to brand protection company MarkMoniktor.com today. The domain name was owned by Vertical Axis who seems to have owned the domain name since at least 2005 Of course we do not have any idea how much the domain name sold for but … [Read more...]

Another Previously Unreported Sale; Peep.com

It appears the domain name Peep.com changed hand this year. The domain name that has been owned under privacy for many years, moved to Godaddy.com in May. The domain has been a parked page for many years as well but as you can see from the screenshot, its now the home of the Peep App. We don;t know what the domain sold for but a couple of similar domain names, PeepingTom.com sold for … [Read more...]

German Company Now Has $1 Billion Valuation After Acquiring Pizza.de

TechCrunch.com is reporting that the German food delivery service  Delivery Hero  announced today that it has acquired Pizza.de, another food delivery service also based in Germany. "The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but we understand from a source that it is an all-cash deal, with no shares exchanged and that post-acquisition, the total valuation of Delivery Hero is now over … [Read more...]

Group On’s ideeli, Acquires & Rebrands As ideel.com

ideeli, the online retailer, announced today it has acquired the domain name and rebranded itself to ideel.com The company recently acquired the domain ideel.com back in June from a domain holder in France in a sale that has not been previously reported. "The company which is a discount fashion site was acquired by Groupon earlier this year. The website has been expanding its offerings … [Read more...]

Suit Filed Against BestRegistrar Over “Ransom” to Transfer Over 5K Domains Out

A company has filed a federal lawsuit against the company that owns the ICANN accredited registrar, BestRegistrar.com a few alleged resellers of BestRegistrar and the owners of the company that owns Bestregistrar.com, to "recover control of approximately 5,000 Internet domain names rightfully owned by Simon Property Group (SPG), and to recover damages both compensatory and statutory in nature … [Read more...]

Warning: WOI.com Reported Stolen

The three letter domain name WOI.com has been reported stolen. The domain name was at Godaddy until just a few days ago registered to a Bernard Naiborhu of Jakarta, when it moved over to the domain name registrar, eName Technology Co.,Ltd. of China WOI.com is now registered to: Admin Name: linyu Admin Organization: xia men yi ming wang luo you xian gong si Admin Street: zhen zhu wan ruan … [Read more...]