Domain Movers is an exclusive series on TheDomains that features domain name acquisitions, domain registrations and simply domain movers in general by large companies. These are mainly all early finds and often relate to new brands, services and more by large companies. Here we go with the latest domain names I could dig up!
Vobe.com has been acquired by a currently unknown entity. Whois information is currently incomplete. The domain appears to have changed ownership on 1/31/2015 according to whois when the domain transferred out of Domain.com to HiChina.com. Domain name servers remain unchanged. Now the domain names Vobe-App.com, Vobe-Apps.com, VobeApp.com, VobeApps.com, Vobe.info and Vobe.biz now have all been registered by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client. Vobe.com only shows a registrar email address of “email@example.com” but no registrant details with the domain.
Capita.com a domain name that has been registered since 1994 and owned by Capita Technologies, Inc. has transferred out of Network Solutions and to CSC Corporate Domains. Capita Technologies Inc. uses the domain name CapitaCase.com currently and that domain has a registrant email address with the Capita.com domain name.
It is not currently clear what is happening with the domain name. The company may have been acquired, the domain may have been acquired by another company, and many more reasons.. but Capita.com currently does not resolve and it did recently to the site that is on CapitaCase.com. CapitaCase.com was registered at GoDaddy on June 20, 2012.
If I had to make an educated guess… I would think that Capita PLC of the UK has purchased the domain name. They use CSC as a registrar and use the domain name Capita.co.uk . In general, that are several potential buyers who use the Capita term Though. If Capita Technologies, Inc. did sell Capita.com, they best change registrant email addresses on its other domains like CapitaCase.com or they will not get renewal notifications if they used that domain within the registrar account.
PestManagement.com has changed ownership from Braemar Pest Control (NB) Limited to Rentokil Initial 1927 plc according to whois records. The domain has been registered since 1999. It appears that Rentokil acquired Braemar in 2012 and is the likely reason for the change of ownership on the domain.
Johnson & Johnson registered the domain names SolveMyAcne.com and LetsSolveYourSkin.com using BrandShelter.com which is owned by Key-Systems.
HuntTheTruth.com a domain name that was registered by Comflix Studios at GoDaddy on 2/2/2015 went into privacy protection on 3/3/2015 now shows Microsoft Corporation as the owners.
HUBSPOT INC. has acquired TheSprocket.com from BuyDomains.com. The domain has been registered since 2009. The domain name sold for $2,000 on March 19, 2015 in which it took 8 days to show who were the buyers in whois.
MyHealthOne.com was owned by Health and Nutrition Technology Inc as of a 11/18/2014 according to whois history records. On 1/7/2015 the domain name went into privacy protection at GoDaddy. On 3/28/2015 the domain name transferred into MarkMonitor and is using the generic whois data DNStination Inc. The domain name servers changed to MedCity.net upon going into whois privacy on the 7th and that domain is owned and used as a server for HCA – Information Technology & Services, Inc.
MyHealthOne.com is redirecting to MyHealthOne.net . MyHealthOne.net was registered on 4/21/2014 at MarkMonitor. The actual owner isn’t currently known as HCA is really a web service provider exclusively for healthcare and use the domain name Ehc.com to offer its services.
Airbnb, Inc. has acquired the domain name OneLessStranger.com . They have been using the hashtag #OneLessStranger since around the end of December 2014. Interestingly, the domain name OneLessStranger.com was registered on 11/7/2013 and expired on 11/7/2014. The domain displayed c/o GoDaddy Redemption Services as all expired domains do at GoDaddy. That remained in whois until the domain went into privacy protection on 1/7/2015 and domain name servers switched to MarkMonitor.com. This tells me that MarkMonitor acquired the domain name OneLessStranger.com on GoDaddy Auctions as an expired domain on behalf of Airbnb, Inc. Whois now reflects that Airbnb are the owners of the domain. I wasn’t able to find a sales price from the expired auction but I do not expect that they had to pay that much for it.
Every.com a domain name owned by Digital Virgo Entertainment has changed registrars from Asico to CSC Corporate Domains. The domain was one of many that transferred in for the company. The domain name currently doesn’t resolve.
WellnessChallenge.net was grabbed on the drop for a currently unknown MarkMonitor client. The .com, .org and .info are also registered but I didn’t see any connection with any other MarkMonitor registered domains… so maybe they are looking to buy? eCorp owns the .com and
it is for sale. (update: the owners of WellnessChallenge.com confirmed it is not for sale. When I did the research on the .com, DomainTools.com showed the domain as being for sale at DomainNameSales.com via the big green banner at the top of whois).
DealerTrack Inc. is in the process of consolidating at least some of its domain names and going with a brand management service. Several domain names like the main domain, DealerTrack.com have transferred out of Network Solutions to MarkMonitor. DealerTrack.com moved on 2/26/2015 to MarkMonitor and DealerTrackInc.com transferred in not that long ago. DealerTrack owns a couple hundred domains that are listed under the DealerTrack Inc. name alone and that doesn’t include other company acusitions they have made over the years that retain the past companies name for an example. Wise move on the companies part because it’s never fun when you loose a valuable domain name due to expiration or simple mismanagement.
Honeywell International Inc. has sold the domain name Javelin.com according to whois records. The domain name was registered at MarkMonitor and has transferred out and went under privacy at GoDaddy. The domain transferred on 3/28/2015 but the website on Javelin.com doesn’t look “new” and has actually been up since at least September 2014. Javelin is a lean start-up software for enterprise product teams to launch new products and improve existing ones according to CrunchBase.com
There must have been some kind of an agreement in place prior to the domain changing ownership in whois, since the start-up was using the domain in 2014 when Honeywell was still shown as the owner. Sometimes “payments” are involved and the past owner will retain ownership of the domain until it is paid in full.
Hershey Chocolate & Confectionery Corporation has registered the domain name HersheyMiracles.com to add to its other 1,200+ domains.
Glaxo Group Limited (GSK) registered a domain name that made me gag a little (that’s your warning) with CoughWithPhlegm.com
Masco Contractor Services, LLC has acquired the domain name TrueTeam.com from a DomainNameSales.com user who was using whois privacy. The domain has been registered since 2002 but expired in July 2013 and was grabbed on the drop in September 2013.
NeuroDimension, Inc has sold the domain name ND.com and switched to NeuroDimension.com according to whois records. The domain name has long been registered at Network Solutions and has transferred into GoDaddy under privacy protection. ND.com has a Coming Soon message on it and states “The platform for data-driven business value.” and also providing a link back to NeuroDimension. Hat Tip to Sahar for pointing out that ND.com had likely sold via Facebook.
Amazon Technologies Inc. has once again registered several new domain names. This time was a little different as they do not register that many hyphen domain names.. but they did with this latest round: Amazon-DashButton.com, Amazon-IDP.com, Amazons-Choice.com, Amazons-Choices.com, AmazonsChoices.com, AmazonChoice.com, and AmazonSellerUniversity.com . The “Dash Button” term has become really popular since Amazon announced the one click reorder button on popular products. According to whois records on DashButton.com, Amazon has acquired that domain. It went into privacy at GoDaddy but just before that “Comlaude” on 2/15/2015 appears. Comlaude has been used before to acquire domain names for Amazon. DashButton.com redirects to the Dash Button page on Amazon. They also registered DashButton.co, DashButton.net .org, .info and .us to mention a few.
Amazon loves domain names and owns over 40,000 of them just under the Amazon brand and owns many more listed under different company names. For an example, Amazon owns Zappos and they own over 1,500 domains and Zappos is listed separately from Amazon in whois records, so Zappos total domains are not always added to the 40,000 Amazon domains.
Home Box Office Inc. (HBO) registered the domain name CinemaxOutcast.com and then a bunch of “outcast” domains in general like OutcastCalling.com, OutcastInProduction.com, OutcastOfMany.com, OutcastTvSeries.com, OutcastTvShow.com and OutcastProduction.com. The show has been recently ordered to series. Quarry was also announced to a series and several similar domains were registered to the Outcast domains.
HBO also registered the domain name TheGreatMerge.com
NBCUniversal Media, LLC registered the domain names CheapoDate.com and .net
Boy Scouts of America have secured the domain name ScoutBook.com from Automation Tools LLC. according to whois records.
eBay Inc. has acquired the domain name The-Shop.com from Marchex on 3/20/2015 with the help of Brand Certified. They also acquired the domain The-Shop.net on 3/30/2015which was owned by a Luis Fierro according to whois records.
TheShop.com is listed for sale on Sedo and has had 8 offers over the past 31 days. Currently, whois doesn’t indicate this domain has been sold recently. One would think that eBay would be interested in this domain without the hyphen.
Visa International Service Association registered the domain names VisaChipReady.com and VisaPicks.com.
Fosters.com has transferred ownership from George J. Foster & Co., Inc. to Gatehouse Media, LLC. In 2014, Geo J. Foster Company sold its assets to Local Media Group. Local Media Group owns Gatehouse Media, LLC.