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Returns.com, PMG.com And More Domain Name Movers
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TUESDAY,7 April 2015 THE DOMAINS

According to the news from Domain Forum of China on April 7th,welcome to the latest round of company domain name movers. This series exclusively digs deep to find new acquired domain names, newly registered domain names and simply domain movers owned by some of the largest companies on the internet, plus more. Here we go with a huge list of domain movers!

Betaworks Studio, LLC has registered the domain name VitePad.com

Schroders plc and asset management company registered the domain name IncomeIQ.com on 12/12/2014 and is redirecting it to Schroders.com, has just registered IncomeIQ.net and IncomeIQ.org to go along with the .com.

Atlas Copco AB has registered the domain name LoadingOptimizer.com

UniversalAccessories.com has been acquired from BuyDomains.com by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client. The domain had a listing price of $2,588 and was likely the sales price. The domain was purchased using Afternic and also used Afternic Escrow according to whois records.

Unilever Plc, owners of the Vaseline brand have registered the domain name VaselineMe.com

PMG.com has likely been sold by CA Technologies (CA.com) who is a CSC Corporate Domains client. The domain name appears to have come with the business NetQos which CA acquired in 2009 and wasn’t really in use. The domain name transferred to Network Solutions under privacy protection. PMG.com has been registered since 1991.

IQM.com has been acquired by MediaOptions.com according to whois records from Global Websoft. The domain was using DomainNameSales.com. Andrew is a domain name broker, so there is potential this was purchased for a client but Andrew also acquires domain names for his company.

Returns.com has been sold by Legal Brand Domains, LLC according to whois records and its owner Braden Pollock. The domain name has transferred out of Epik and is currently under privacy protection at Domain.com / Dotster. I reached out to Braden and he confirmed the domain name sale, which he sold for $65,000 to an end user. He purchased the domain name for $9,200 in October 2013. Speaking of return on investment!

VVV.com which was heavily promoted on NameJet.com and sold for $136,400 was acquired by Lirong Shi with a “Juming.com” email address.

Handy.com was acquired on 9/29/2014 by the formally known site Handybook, which re-branded to simply Handy. This is a cleaning start-up with about $60 Million in funding and was launched in January 2012. They had a $30 Million Series B round in June 2014.

Zappos IP, Inc. has registered the domain names TealKit.com and .net.

Yahoo! Inc. has gained ownership of LivePlanet.tv from RayV inc. The domain actually changed ownership on 2/19/2015 but only the registrant email changed to somebody at Yahoo. It took until 3/31/2015 for Yahoo! Inc. to appear as the registrant. RayV Inc., a video streaming start-up was acquired by Yahoo! in June 2014 and is the reason behind the change of ownership for the domain. LivePlanet.com is listed on obrand.com for sale. LivePlanet.tv redirects to Rayv-inc.com. Rayv.com doesn’t resolve but is also owned by Yahoo!

Verizon Wireless has acquired the domain name WearWare.com from UBC Ltd with a “thinkwoods.com” email address. UBC purchased the domain name at Afternic October 15, 2013 for $3,800 from GNO, Inc. Where Verizon came up with the idea that this would be a good domain name for something… I’m not sure! It’s simply confusing with the several ways to spell the terms “Where, Wear, Ware”. Add in double confusing sounds like terms together and the potential to cover bases becomes challenging. WhereWhere, WearWear, WareWear etc. I reached out to the seller but did not hear back at time of posting.

Charter Communications has announced that they will acquire Bright House Networks for $10.4 Billion. The good news, both use the same domain name registrar CSC Corporate Domains! Bright House owns a little over 800 domain names but really owns little “good” domain names in “generic” nature. Brighthouse.com, BN9.com, BHN.net are about the most valuable domains owned.

Husqvarna AB which uses corporate domains services CSC Corporate Domains has switched domain names servers on the generic domain name Chainsaw.com to CSC owned name servers from GoDaddy. The domain name Chainsaw.com is currently registered at GoDaddy with the registrant under a personal name “Jim Parello” with a Husqvarna email address. I would expect this domain to transfer into CSC for consolidation purposes so it is not forgotten. AnswerArmy.com has taken the same path and is a Husqvarna owned domain.

Chainsaw.com is a fully developed website

Autotrader.com has registered the domain name DealsNotLeads.com to go along with its 2,500 other domain names.

CM.com which has a interesting past to it, mainly because it was forced deleted at Dotster and then held by the registry.. then was activated by court order on 1/16/2015 and went under registrant data as Branded Holding Group and “iwanttoleasethisdomain@gmail.com” while being parked using ns1.dnslink.com . The very next day whois data changed to generic information and by 1/19/2015 the dnslink name servers were removed and the standard CSC domain name servers were displayed. As of April 1, 2015 CM.com started using InternetTraffic.com / DomainNameSales.com and is displaying a Google Ad on the domain. I did not see a “for sale link” on the domain.

Branded Holding Group owns JO.com, MB.com and several generic one word domain names like Final.com, Chief.com, Bravo.com but isn’t confirmed to currently own CM.com with the domain name generic nature of whois information. To note, many Branded Holding Group domain names do use the ns1.dnslink.com name servers.

Based on past research that I did, SOJCOM, LLC has a connection to Branded Holding Group.

American Express has listed several domain names for sale, some of those include: AEIS.com, RewardsManager.com, GetAdvice.com, PayCenter and CongratsToYou.com. The domains were listed with the brokerage service Winged Media. Johnson and Johnson also listed the domain name TouchUltra.com for sale. You can visit any of the domains directly and place an offer of the domain via the contact form listed.

VeriSign, Inc. has registered the domain name ThePowerOfDotCom.com

Vine.com which is owned by Quidsi, Inc. / Amazon is redirecting the domain name to VineMarket.com. Vine.com was registered on April 23, 1987! Based on research that I did, it appears Vine.com started redirecting to VineMarket.com about April 2014, with Vine.com being the main domain name prior to that. Vine.com recently changed hosting, as Quidsi has been moving its domain names off Total Uptime hosting.

Activatr.com which is a new start-up founded in March 2015 under LP Media Co acquired the domain on 2/10/2015. The domain name was listed for sale for $1,099 BIN at Sedo. Sadly for them, they must not visit the site directly or they would see they currently have an “untrusted connection” with the SSL they have. The SSL is only active on Activatr.com but that domain redirects to https://www.activatr.com . It is always a good idea to visit your own site, in different browsers to see what others see! It’s something minor but it can result in seeing issues like this.

Activator.com has been registered since 1996 and is a Chiropractic adjusting tool and is not associated with Activatr.com.

Sony Creative Software Inc. registered several “catalyst” domain names like CatalystEdit.com, CatalystPrepare.com, CatalystBrowse.com and the hyphen version of each of those. They also registered Catalyst-Core.com and do not own the non-hyphenated version, as Yahoo! owns that. They also registered SpectraLayers.com and SpectralLayers.com.

Microsoft Corporation has registered the domain names WebJackrabbit.com and WebJackrabbit.net. They also registered JackrabbitWeb.net (Jackrabbit Technologies owns the .com).

Eveready Battery Company, Inc. has registered the domain name RunMoreBurnLess.com
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