Anthos Chrysanthou is a successful domain investor whose company, Emerge Media, owns a number of excellent domain names. This morning on The Next Web, there was an article posted about Translate.com, a domain name Emerge Media acquired about a year ago and is now operating as a language translation website.
The article covers the release of the website’s iOS and Android apps, but I thought the most interesting aspect was that since the acquisition a year ago, “Emerge Media has since grown the site five fold to over 2 million users.” That’s a solid growth rate.
I didn’t see any reports about the sale of the Translate.com domain name, so this is most likely one of those undisclosed domain sales that is frequently cited. It appears that Emerge Media acquired the domain name in November of 2012 from a company called ENLASO Corporation.
Although there are a number of excellent translation websites and apps out there, my opinion is that the exact match .com domain name is authoritative and has helped with the website’s traffic. This descriptive domain name has become a brand, and it’s a testament to Chrysanthou’s efforts.