Here are the latest Domain Movers that I have recently detected. The following domain names have been purchased, registered or are simply moving, mainly all by large companies.
These are often early detections and likely the first time that most have been reported on. I heavily rely on the domain name whois system to provide ownership information to provide accurate data, but that doesn’t always reveal the whole story. Simply put, I try to provide the most accurate data as I can but data is mainly based on whois information.
Here are the latest domain name movers:
Disney Enterprises, Inc. has acquired the domain name HaveYouSeenHer.com from GoDaddy.com, which acquired the domain name from the Marchex portfolio purchase. The domain has been registered since May 25, 2004.
AOL Inc. has acquired the domain name Kommentary.com from DomainMarket.com. The domain name had a buy now price of $350 on May 20, 2015 according to DomainTools screen shot history. The domain has been registered since November 19, 2011.
BadThinking.com has been purchased by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client from BuyDomains.com. The domain has been registered since October 11, 2009. The domain had a price tag of $1,888.
Twitter, Inc. has registered the domain name AdsByTwitter.com
LivingSocial Inc. has secured the domain name Fetti.com from a Azam Mamytov who was using Bodis parking at the time of registrant change. The domain has been registered since August 4, 2012.
OMGPOP has sold the domain name Zeow.com according to whois records to a Glenn Smith who has set name servers to the services of DomainNameSales.com
Willing.com has been acquired by a new Y Combinator backed startup founded by Eliam Medina and Rob Dyson. TechCrunch did an article on the startup, so you can read that if you want to know more information on them, but domain wise, they acquired the domain name according to whois records on or about June 17, 2015 and they launched in June 2015. The domain name was owned by Stephen Gregory, who interestingly enough had the domain listed with the registrant organization as “Stephen Phillip Gregory Living Trust”. The domain name was using DomainNameSales.com at the time of the transaction.
I did find a December 2014 listing on ZeroFat.com (where Stephen Gregory lists his domain names for sale) under the $10,000 Nonnegotiable) section for Willing.com. Did it sell for that amount?
Google Inc. has taken ownership of the domain name Evolve.com. The domain was a website prior and offered a customizable chat system for websites. A May 2015 DomainTools Screen Shot shows that Evolve has been shut down. The domain has been owned by a James Tamplin according to whois records and was using a Firebase.com email address. According to CrunchBase, Google acquired Firebase. TechCrunch reported the sale October 21, 2014 but I didn’t see anything in the article about Evolve.
ExpertsOn.com has been acquired by IAC Search & Media, Inc. (Ask.com). HugeDomains.com was the seller and they had owned the domain name since November 23, 2014. The domain had a $1,595 buy now according to screenshot history at DomainTools.com. This is an interesting purchase.
PayPal Inc. has revealed they were the buyers of the domain name Zeros.com. According to whois records, the domain name was owned by Martin Palacios of Virginia Beach and on or about July 28, 2014 the domain name transferred out of Network Solutions to Dynadot and put under privacy protection. The domain transferred to MarkMonitor about September 30, 2014 under generic DnStination Inc. in whois records and as of July 16, 2015 revealed Paypal as the owners.
Hyperkalemia.com has been purchased from Vertical Axis by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client. The term relates to the medical industry and is in reference to abnormally high levels of potassium in the blood. The domain name has been registered since September 24, 2001.
GreenLabel.com which was/is owned by PepsiCo, Inc. and registered at CSC has transferred to GoDaddy and the current registrant listed in whois is, Complex Media, Inc. with the domain going on its match name servers ns1.greenlabel.com . The website title is: Green Label | A Mountain Dew Venture
I did write about GreenLabel.com in April 2015 when the domain transferred ownership from Complex Media TO PepsiCo, so the domain has now switched back.
WorldChef.com has been acquired by a currently unknown SafeNames LTD client. The domain has been registered since September 5, 2001 and was using DomainNameSales.com at the time and was owned by Portmedia Holdings LTD.
GoDaddy.com has sold the domain name Catches.com from its Marchex domain name portfolio. The buyer is Junjie Bao.
QE.com has transferred from Fabulous.com PTY LTD. to eName.com The domain name was listed for sale with a minimum offer of $500,000 according to the for sale lander that was on the domain name. DomainInvesting.com did an article on the sale. The new registrant listed is Peng Wei.
IJ.com (ij.com) has changed registrant owners according to whois records. The domain name was owned by Vincent C of Luzhou Holdings Limited of Singapore and registered at eNom. On or about May 29, 2015 the domain is shown as owned by Carl Sceusa of Media Group Of America LLC with a email address of firstname.lastname@example.org. Name servers did change to CloudFlare on or about May 29, 2015 and the domain name began redirecting to ijreview.com which it does today. The domain has since transferred to Godaddy.
The website title is Independent Journal Review. I reached out for comment but didn’t not get a reply back from Media Group Of America.
Gap (Apparel) LLC has acquired the domain name WinningTalent.com from BuyDomains.com on or about May 13, 2015 when the domain changed to a email@example.com at Name.com. On July 17, 2015 the domain name transferred to MarkMonitor under the Gap LLC registrant name. Gap owns a little over 1,000 domain names.
MyPoints.com, Inc. was the buyer of the domain name Swappable.com which was acquired about April 3, 2015 as I reported earlier but didn’t know the buyer at the time. The domain was acquired from Inventra.com who was using DomainNameSales.com at the time.