One of the great domain names in the world, Chat.com was just sold.
The domain name was owned by CBS Interactive, Inc. which acquired the domain it when it purchased Cnet in June 2008.
We reported last year that the company sold another killer domain it acquired in the Cnet.com deal, Events.com
The domain now under under privacy and the sale is under NDA.
The buyer of the domain which does not want to be identified told TheDomains.com:
“”We will use Chat.com to promote our new video chat plugin which other webmasters can embed into their existing websites and share the revenue that it generates. Acquiring Chat.com gives us an instant globally recognized brand with existing traffic, and we are really excited to have the opportunity to use this world class domain to showcase our work.”
I should point out that whatever the price of the domain and knowing that the seller was CBS and that Fairwinds and Mr. Fischer were involved it was not cheap the domain most likely will get more valuable as there are 4 applicants for the New gTLD .Chat; Donuts, Famous Four, Radix and Jay Westerdal’s Top Level Spectrum, Inc..
Here is how Chat.com describes the site:
“”Chat.com is a free live video chat site for adults where people from around the world come to hang out and make new friends. You can watch up to four webcams at the same time in multiple chatrooms, invite people you like to a private chat, send instant messages, create and view photo profiles, fan and rate people, send tokens, and more.”
Here are some features of Chat.com:
- Watch up to four live webcams at once.
- Small, medium and full screen video mode.
- Volume and mute controls for each user’s cam.
- See all users who are watching you.
- Zoom in on any part of a live video.
- Search for users by name, filter by gender, or both.
- Multi theme chatrooms on separate servers.
- Take profile pictures with your cam while chatting.
- Send private chat invites to any user in chat or by email.
- Send IM’s to any user in chat.
- Send private offline email messages to your fans.
- Send or receive tokens from registered members.
- Profiles with multiple picture uploads.
- Get rated by other users.
- Follow your fans and get followed.
- Receive email notices when users you follow get online.
- Display a message over your cam.
- Display a link to any website over your cam.
- Block anyone from seeing you in chat.
- Block anyone from sending you IM’s.
- Block anyone from following you.
- Block anyone’s offline messages.
- Block anyone’s private chat invites.
- Most features are free with no registration required!
We hope you enjoy using Chat.com as much as we enjoyed creating it. Have fun!”