Domain Movers is an exciting series that uses domain names as a driver to breaking and interesting news relating to some of the largest companies in the world.
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4 new domain names have been registered by the “Bic” brand? The whois details on each domain name are generic at this time but contain the Bic brand name in some of the domains, which may be who the actual owner is. The domain names are: BicTrailer.com, BillionsTrailer.com, TrailerBic.com and TrailerBillions.com. Bic Corporation is a CSC Corporate Domains client and that is where the domain names were registered.
Archroma has acquired the domain name ColorAtlas.com from BuyDomains.com. The domain name has been registered since September 12, 2007. The domain name had a listing price of $1,188
L Brands, Inc. (Bath & Body Works, Victoria Secret) has acquired the domain name AngelSleep.com at GoDaddy. The domain name was around expiration and changed registrants after expiration date, so it is unclear if L Brands acquired it in expired auction or if a “Mike Miller” listed in whois prior to changing to CSC Corporate Domains simply purchased it and then sold it. Either Mike had a quick flip or Mike is part of CSC.
Hollister Incorporated has acquired the domain name SecureServices.com from Mike Mann’s DomainMarket.com. The domain name had a listing price of $85,000 but it is unclear what it sold for.
Hollister offers medical products and services and owns about 125 domain names.
Market Leader Inc. has transferred RealEstate.com from MarkMonitor to GoDaddy.com in an interesting move… but one that may reflect that Market Leader Inc is not using MarkMonitors service any longer? RealEstate.com redirects to Trulia.com and Trulia.com is also registered at GoDaddy.com.
Trulia ranks well for the search term real estate but is not #1 in Google when I searched. Trulia.com held a #3 and #4 ranking for me. Realtor.com, Zillow.com ranked #1 and #2. Why they are only using RealEstate.com as a redirect… I’m not sure.
AOL Inc. has acquired the domain name FutureFront.com from HugeDomains.com. The domain name had a $2,495 buy now and has been registered since August 11, 2012.
Assurant, Inc. has acquired the domain name MyWit.com from Howard Hoffman. The domain name had a buy now price of $9,500 and has been registered since November 18, 2002.
According to Assurant.com: “Assurant, Inc. helps customers protect what matters most to them. We provide specialty protection products and related services to safeguard against risks. With a strong commitment to service, sophisticated technology and an array of flexible tools, we build solutions to meet customers’ needs.”
Microsoft Corporation has registered the domain name HealthClinic.biz and currently does not own the matching .com domain name. The .net, .org and .info are all listed for sale.
Sarah Politis who works at SMAC Entertainment / NBCUniverasal, Inc. and is the host of Fresh Forward for Empower according to her LinkedIn page has acquired the domain name WakeUpHappy.com and the domain name has went on CBS name servers and is resolving to a website for an October 2015 book release for Michael Strahan.
According to the website, the upcoming book is published by 37Ink an imprint of Simon & Schuster and there are also links to AtriaBooks. The full name of the book is Wake Up Happy and releases October 13, 2015.
The domain name was owned by Titan Networks at Fabulous.com and was actually acquired around early April 2014 by Sarah Politis according to whois history records. The domain name was using DomainNameSales.com of the transaction.
CareerArc has acquired the domain name YourNextStep.com which had a listing price of $5,999 and has been registered since December 10, 2000.
Hollar.com has likely sold? The domain name was owned by Tucows under its MailBank system and name servers have since changed to Amazon Hosting with a Hollar logo and coming soon.
Whois records have not changed from Tucows so this may be a lease or rent to own type situation.
The browser tab data states: Hollar ~ Discover the greatest deals on the planet
RSL.com came out of privacy protection at Network Solutions under Rochester Systems Ltd of Farmington Hills, MI and as of March 11, 2015 changed to Major League Soccer LLC of New York, NY.
RSL.com is now redirecting to the MLS soccer team Real Salt Lake at RealSaltLake.com. According to Wikipedia.org: “Real Salt Lake is an American professional soccer club that competes in Major League Soccer. The team has competed in MLS since 2005. The team plays its home games at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City.”
QM.com has been acquired by Vincent Cheng with Luzhou Holdings Limited from 4.cn around the first of 2015. Vincent owns several 2 letter .com domain names according to whois records as well as many nice 3 letter .com domain names like Him.com and OOO.com to mention a couple. Vincent then sold the domain name to Xinguang Wang around October 1, 2015.
YH.com appears to have been acquired. The domain name was registered at GoDaddy.com under whois privacy and has since transferred registrars to Guangzhou Ming Yang Information Technology Col, LTD. and listed under the organization of Hangzhou Yite Technology Co.,Ltd. with a registrant GoldenName.com email address.
Johnson & Johnson registered the domain names BreastImplantsByMentor.com, DoctorConversation.com, LifeReconnecting.com and OnceDailyTreatment.com.
ABC, Inc. (Disney) registered the domain name UpLate.net and currently does not own the .com but it is for sale. They also registered the domain name IAmPepe.com.
Microsoft Corporation registered the domain names MicrosoftVRKit.com and .net on September 24, 2015 and a couple days later announced the kit, which is very similar to Google Cardboard. VRKit.com is for sale at Sedo with a Make Offer and has had 1 offer placed. VRKit.net is also for sale, as is VRKits.com but no offers have been made on those domains.
The domain name MicrosoftVRKit.com redirects to a contest page on a Russian website: https://contests.techdays.ru/vrkit/ that is a 404 error and doesn’t even allow consumers a chance at easily finding the VR Kit. There actually is a promotion in Russia by MS using the VR Kits for making games in a hackathon.