As reported by Kevin Murphy earlier today the domain name BX.com is up for sale by its owner through a “sealed bid process”.
However, I just spoke to Mark Shapiro, President of BX.COM, Incorporated who told me he already has a bid of $272,000 for the two letter domain.
Mr. Shapiro also informed me that there is a trademark on the term which “is available to be purchased with it (actual legal expenses for the transfer will be charged to the purchaser)”
and that “The bidding closes June 15, 2011 – unless someone makes an unusually high bid.”
In the press release Mr. Shapiro writes:
“”both inside and outside of the US, have pursued the BX.COM domain over the years. Most recently, offers have come from the competitors of The Blackstone Group, whose stock symbol is BX, as well as from Chinese multinational corporations”