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Voice .com sale a leverage point for all future #domain inquiries

The sale of Voice.com for $30 million dollars funded by crypto ICO proceeds, is creating a new status quo in domain investing. Cases such as this propel the value of domain names, by informing the “general public” that domain names, that thing you type in your Google search, can be traded for money. Voice.com is […]

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#Polymorph : Ad tech startup sold to #Walmart without the matching dictionary .COM #domain

Polymorph, a technology as a service creator of ad software, has been acquired by Walmart. Walmart Media Group, which offers full-funnel, targeted and accountable advertising powered by online and in-store sales data, announced the acquisition yesterday. Polymorph’s technology, which includes a high-speed ad server, a self-serve interface and server-side header bidding, will make advertising with […]

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#Reindl .com : Stanley Pace wins #UDRP against Austrian casserole #domain

Domain investor, Stanley Pace, won another UDRP – this time against the domain Reindl.com. The domain was offered for sale with a $79,000 dollar price tag. Registered in 2016, the domain’s keyword, “reindl,” means casserole in German. An Austrian company that creates protective clothing, asserted that they have a trademark since 1999. Reindl Gesellschaft m.b.H. […]

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#Lime Scooters : A $2 billion valuation company running on a #domain hack!

Lime is a two year old scooter company that has secured $400 million dollars in investments, on a $2 billion valuation that excludes the fresh cash. Electric scooters have been getting a lot of global adoption, as they are more compact than electric bikes and portable. Many domain investors go gaga about generic dictionary words […]

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#Domain rebranding : Premium domain name Liquid .com used as #crypto project

The premium domain Liquid.com sold for $750,000 dollars this year. According to Namebio, the sale occurred in March. Not much was disclosed about the buyer at the time, but now it’s been announced that the domain Liquid.com and the liquid brand are being used for a new blockchain investment and cryptocurrency exchange project. The brand’s […]

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#Domain name Cowboy.com sold to a Belgian #bike startup

The domain name Cowboy.com has a new registrant, as of August 30th. The aged, generic domain changed hands, after being brokered by Sedo for some time. The domain was registered in 1994. Belgian bike making startup, Cowboy, acquired the domain for an unspecified amount. The company upgraded their domain from Cowboy.bike and recently announced that […]

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#Domain products : Got a pair of balls, and some free head at the #Academy

It’s hardly news: Products that are commonly used in everyday life, often carry domain names on them. I was excited to drop by at one of my favorite stores, Academy, which operates from the domain Academy.com. Went down the sports section, to get a couple of tennis balls. Unlike my friend Konstantinos of OnlineDomain, I […]

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Gunfire.com : From unused “web design” site to gun replica mall

Gunfire.com was sold some time in August, via the Escrow.com Concierge service. The domain was registered in 1996, and an archive of its pages from 1997 contains some interesting stuff, including the [NSFW] babe of the month. For the next 20 years, the content became increasingly stagnant, and since 2005 the landing page simply displayed […]

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Toys ‘R’ Us potentially in Chapter 11 : What generic domains do they own?

Toys ‘R’ Us is reportedly in the process of filing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with a debt of $5 billion dollars. The retailer has 1,600 stores and has been working with an investment bank to address a debt of $400 million dollars due next year. Securing such a loan would reassure the Toys ‘R’ Us […]

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Bigotti.com UDRP : Generic word investing a legitimate business, says panelist

The UDRP against the domain Bigotti.com, failed at the WIPO. Registered in 2003 by an Italian domain investor, the domain is a dictionary word in Italian, meaning “bigots.” A company from Romania, Graftex Prodcom SRL and Graffitti – 94 R.B.I. Prodcom S.R.L. filed the UDRP on the basis of trademarks from 2001 and 2003. The […]

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Rick Schwartz takes back control of Property.com – was the domain sold?

Property.com is a domain that Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, has owned for more than a decade. After acquiring the domain for $750,000 dollars on August 1, 2005 (source: NameBio) Rick Schwartz parked Property.com for several years. Eventually, through his “joint ventures” approach, the domain was leased to the owners of Condo.com, a Florida corporation […]

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Pebble.com shuts down : Another ultra generic domain down the dumpster!

So much for the alleged success of ultra-generic, .com domains: Pebble.com is no more. The smart watch manufacturer has shut down, and it’s joining Fitbit. Select members of its workforce and the Pebble technology and patents will now migrate to a company with a domain “brandable.” It seems rather ironic, that a generic domain acquired […]

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