Three letter domain name Veo.com has been acquired by TD Ameritrade, a domain name that was recently owned by New Ventures Services Corp according to whois records, prior to it selling for $36,100 on Namejet.com
A company by the name of Veo International owned the domain name dating back to 2005 according to whois records and the past owner allegedly claims that he had his account “frozen from 2008 when i try to renewal i can’t, they tell me for reason security i do not know why, i try more time but no help” and “my domain was removed from my account with no notification or approval of transfer” relating to the recent sale of Veo.com.
Whois records are not indicating the domain name was near or at expired status recently, because as of February 3, 2015 the domain name had an expiration date of September 26, 2015. The domain sold around May 19, 2015 on NameJet, well before the September expire date.
A February 13, 2015 whois record shows Veo.com going into privacy protection at NSI, away from Veo International, and name servers changing to ZtoMy.com, a very active name server used by New Ventures Services Corp. According to DomainTools.com, ZtoMy.com houses some 785,315 domain names.
The registrant “New Ventures Services Corp.” with the email address “email@example.com” owns some 514,890 domain names according to Whoisology.com in its latest report.
IMO, I have linked New Ventures Services Corp as a shell / subsidiary company of Web.com, which owns domain name registrar NetworkSolutions.com (where Veo.com was registered at), and Register.com. A Scamful.com article from July 2014 also displays many connections of New Ventures Services Corp.
I reached out to a Jennifer Standiford, Policy Director of Web.com on August 26, 2015 for comment about New Ventures Services Corp and the specific domain name Veo.com who stated “I have passed your message along to the appropriate internal contacts to research and respond to you accordingly. If you don’t receive a response in the near future, please feel free to contact me directly to follow up. ”
I never received a reply from Web.com, so I followed up with Jennifer as requested again on August 28, 2015 “I just wanted to follow up with you about the Veo.com requested information as I have not heard any sort of reply?” That email message has also went unanswered as of September 11, 2015.
Again, whois records remain unchanged (under privacy) from February 13, 2015 until June 4, 2015 when New Ventures Services Corp. appears in whois records coming out of privacy protection.
Veo.com was promoted on NameJet for nearly a month and sold on NameJet on May 19, 2015 as reported on NameBio.com for $36,100 USD.
On June 9, 2015 Veo.com whois records change from New Ventures Services Corp and is updated to TD Ameritrade became the registrant of the domain, indicating they were the high bidders in the NameJet auction.
Veo.com currently only resolves to a ZtoMy.com parking page, but whois records show TD Ameritrade as the owners as seen below.