Breaking: Bodis buys NamePros domain forum
After noticing the move of the domains away from their registrars, DomainTools shows that NamePros.us has been moved as well.
Unlike other domain registries, the Dot .US registry Neustar does not allow for WHOIS privacy of .us domains – so according to top WHOIS tool DomainTools the new owner is Bodis – the domain monetization company – albeit with an address in China.
This is interesting, as all .us registrants must have physical or business relationship with the US; the WHOIS record shows “C21″ which corresponds to the following Nexus category:
C21: A U.S.-based organization or company formed within one of the fifty (50) U.S. states, the District of Columbia, or any of the United States insular areas, or organized or otherwise constituted under the laws of a state of the United States of America, the District of Columbia or any of its insular areas, a U.S. federal, state, or local government entity or a political subdivision thereof.
The address in China matches that of the Bodis.com WHOIS.
The sale is rumored to have been in the $200k-$300k range.
Congratulations to both buyer and seller – the founder, Ron James, will reportedly stick around the domain forum he founded.