Back in 2015 we wrote a post about VS.com being sold.
The domain name VS.com appears to have sold.
The domain name was registered to a VS Media, Inc. of Calabasas, California until a couple of months ago when it went under privacy at Godaddy. However the servers did not change and the domain was registered at Godaddy while it was owned by VS Media, Inc.
VS.com as recently as 2006 was an adult site Video Secrets according to Screenshots.com
More recently the domain was used to sell Customized Live Video Web Communication
The domain name’s whois information updated on October 1st and the new owner is Wang Yong of China
In the latest DN.com newsletter there is talk of VS.com changing hands again. According to the story the domain was not sold for money but rather something else.
Another premium LL.com VS.com has been acquired by a startup company. When asked how much this domain name was sold for, investor Qi Xiu said that he didn’t take money for this name. He told us that the buyer was a friend of his and they exchanged something else for the domain. As for the question of what they exchanged, we are unable to know right now.
The startup looks to be called Chengdu IB Technology Co., Ltd.
When looking at VS.com there is an about us which Google translate has relayed as the following:
Chengdu IB Technology Co., Ltd. by the international professional investment institutions and leading domestic Internet operators jointly established. China is committed to building a professional innovation
Business application platform, the new interactive media, games, finance and other areas of the main line, is involved in the field of industry leading provider of Internet products, technical and operational solutions.
Chengdu IB uphold professional, innovative, comprehensive, fine core concept, with the current leading Internet technology and operational means to bring the greatest value for our partners and customers.
Chengdu IB principal team members have years of experience in government, the Internet, media and financial aspects; at the same time with the domestic industry leader to establish a close strategic partnership.
Well, nothing wrong with that.
Could be an exchange of talent, a partnership, or a gift?
Kassey Lee says
From my post yesterday in the news section of my site: VS.com recently developed into website by startup Ying Tou (盈透). The company offers technology products. However, domain name does not match company name. Research gave no hint on naming logic.
domain guy says
A joint venture was established. The domain owner owns a % of something. Platform, technology or equity position. This will far exceed an monetary purchase As the jv grows the sellers position will increase. Such examples might include the development of lasvegas.com a 90 million dollar platform. Another ex might include business.com. the domain sold for 7 million plus equity eventually sold for 300 million and then the site was redone.