The following is the result of heavy research and a lot of digging to provide you with many domain name registrations, acquisitions and simply domains moving for one reason or another that most likely wouldn’t be reported on otherwise. We call it Domain Movers and the articles are stacked with interesting information, so we hope you enjoy it!
Unilever Plc registered the domain name AxeWhiteLabel.com on October 14, 2014 and launched the new dry spray brand AXE White Label in early December. Speaking of dry spray, Unilever acquired the EMD to that term as well! They acquired DrySpray.com on or about December 13, 2014 according to whois records from a Southeastern Turf Grass Supply company who had owned the domain since at least 2001 going back to the last whois history record available.
The only flaw that I could find is the fact that DrySpry.com doesn’t resolve to anything currently and isn’t being used.
Ali.com has been acquired by Authentic Brands Group, LLC from Muhammad Ali Enterprises from CORE Media Group. This was more than a domain deal and you can read about the whole deal here in a press release dating back to Nov 19, 2013 but the domain name itself has recently reflected the change of ownership.
Ali.com changed registrants on February 9, 2015 to ABG. The Ali site states that it’s making a comeback and will be working in partnership with Under Armour.
Thomas Nelson, Inc. registered the domain name HuckabeeBio.com on February 16, 2015 and now appears to be getting ready to launch a website on it.
Hartford Fire Insurance Company has acquired the domain name TheNextNow.com according to whois records. The domain did expire on March 26, 2015 and domain name servers were indicating the domain was still expired at the time of ownership change from a Jay Cross of INTERNET TIME GROUP. The domain is registered with FastDomain.com.
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, INC. registered the domain names SmileFarmsKitchen.com and SmileFarmsBakery.com. SmileFarms.com was registered on July 25, 2012 and was registered and is currently owned by 1-800-Flowers.com.
Marriott International added to its 8,000+ domain names with RewardsCollateral.com
Local World Limited registered the domain name Local-SmartAds.com but did not register the non-hyphen version, as that domain name is available. They do not own SmartAds.com according to whois records.
Haymarket Media Group Limited registered the domain name EndsIntelligence.com to ad to its 1,200+ domain names.
JourneyMakers.com has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client. The domain name currently only holds generic whois data. The domain has been registered since April 22, 1998 and was owned by a Cro Lucas of Canada.
DNL.com which was owned by Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. and may still be (but likely not).. the domain name transferred out of CSC Corporate Domains to GoDaddy and was put under whois privacy. The domain name servers also changed to RookDNS.com which is domain parking. The domain has since been listed on Afternic for $99,900 under the user name “DNMAgroup” who has over 173,000 domain name listings on Afternic.
I displayed some example tracking using the DNMAgroup on DotWeekly in August 2014 if you wish to learn more about them.
Koninklijke Philips N.V. has acquired the domain name VitaBreath.com from HugeDomains.com. The domain was grabbed on the drop on January 25, 2015.
Johnson & Johnson registered the domain names MyAfibRisk.com |.net|.org|.info. Afib relates to Atrial fibrillation. They did not register AfibRisk.com or AfibRisks.com as both of those domain names are available to register.
C&A Marketing has acquired SkyMall.com through bankruptcy for $1.9 Million. The trademark and online business was included in the purchase according to a press release from C&A published March 30, 2015. SkyMall.com has been registered since 1995 and the website is live.
L’Oreal had owned the domain name CoolEffect.com since 2000 and let the domain name expire and was grabbed on the drop by MostWantedDomains.com.
Eli Lilly and Company has sold the 3 letter domain name Sui.com, which is now owned by Wu Yinhui
Hangzhou Duomai E-Commerce Co.,Ltd owners of 4.cn continue to highly impress, simply based on the amount of LLL .com domains they are acquiring. Based on whois data, they became owners of 12 LLL .com’s in ONE DAY! Those domains include: BZQ.com, BZS.com, BZX.com, HBX.com, KBX.com, KTK.com, MHJ.com, QHQ.com, RYB.com, TWH.com and XMP.com! Amazing!
They also acquired the 2 number domain name 12.net on the same day.
International Data Group, Inc. added to its 4,000+ domain name portfolio with CloudForTomorrow.com that they have registered.
RideWith.com has been acquired by a currently unknown MarkMonitor client. The domain was owned by Tal Avery and registered with Fabulous.com.
StrategyThatWorks.com has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client. The domain name was owned by TRAFFIC NAMES LTD. The transaction took place at Afternic according to whois records as the domain went into DnEscrow on April 27, 2015. The domain name has been registered since July 12, 2004.
GoEnjoy.com has been acquired by former Apple retail chief and JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson for his new startup. The transaction likely took place about February 10, 2015 when the domain transferred from GoDaddy to Network Solutions and domain name servers switched from SmartName to Amazon hosting. The site is now live, which is a pretty cool service. If you buy a tech product on its site, they come directly to your house and help you set up the device and show you how to use it.
The problem? They call themselves “Enjoy” and do not own the EMD, Enjoy.com! You can read more about the brand/service here.
I did speak to the Enjoy.com owner and GoEnjoy is in contact with him… so we will see if they strike a deal or not.
Heighten.org has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client from Arvind Kumar according to whois records. The domain was parked with Sedo at the time of the change of ownership.
Heighten.com has also recently changed ownership. On September 12, 2014 the whois on the domain changed from a James Heighton to a Rajesh Chandran. On November 10, 2014 registrants change from a Rajesh Chandran to Heighten Inc. with the email address of firstname.lastname@example.org and the domain transferring out of Directnic to GANDI.
On the Heighten.com site that has launched, it states “Inventing the future of mobile enterprise” and Rajesh Chandran is a founder.
LiveLook.com has been acquired by Oracle Corporation. This was more than a domain purchase, as Oracle purchased the company that offers technology that is cloud based and offer co-browsing. The transaction was announced on June 20, 2014 in a press release by Oracle.
Whole Foods Market announced 365 Everyday Value which are products that are lower priced and has registered several domain names like 365ByWFM.com / .us, 365ByWholeFoods.com / .us 365EverydayValue.com / .us and 365WFM.com / .us have been registered.
Whole Foods currently does not own the domain name EverydayValue.com which is listed at Sedo for $2,808.
Informa Group plc registered the domain name FutureOfOncology.com to add to its domain portfolio of 4,300+ domain names.
Tucows has sold the domain name Laws.org to a Kevin Laws according to whois history records. The domain has been registered since February 19, 1997 and sold on Sedo for $10,000.