Blade Acquires Blade.com

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Blade is “global urban air mobility platform” that offers private jet flights and private helicopter service, primarily in the New York region. If you are looking to leave from Manhattan to spend the weekend in the Hamptons and you want the the most efficient way to travel, Blade is the way to go. Blade has seen considerable growth, and according to a news release on its website from earlier this week, Blade is preparing to be listed on the NASDAQ market.

Blade has been operating on the call-to-action FlyBlade.com domain name, but it just acquired its brand match Blade.com domain name. If you visit Blade.com today, you will be forwarded to the FlyBlade.com website. Whois records show that Blade.com transferred to GoDaddy today, and the domain name is currently registered under Whois privacy proxy.

Prior to the change of registrant, Blade.com was owned by Anything.com, a domain investment company that owns exceptional domain names. In fact, I reported earlier this morning that Anything.com sold Teams.com from its portfolio. Unlike that sale, Blade.com is already being used by the buyer.

I reached out to a representative from Anything.com, and he confirmed that the company sold Blade.com. Unfortunately, as with Teams.com, the sale price of Blade.com is not being shared by the seller. Because Blade is a much smaller company than Microsoft, I am hopeful that the company could report the domain name acquisition price in a subsequent SEC filing.

Blade.com is an exceptional domain name, and I would imagine this might have also hit the seven figure mark.

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  1. I got to use the flyblade chopper service early last year when they had 50% off – at under 100$ it was a service I would gladly use again over a car service for Manhattan to NJ, but with several caveats(length of trip as luggage limitation is very restrictive, need to/want to be close to their lounge points, another 50% off uber discount).

    The crowdsourced/group-book private jet charter is too variable for business use, so they seem to be firmly aiming at a rich-kid market rather than company use.

    Nice upgrade on the domain name, but almost everything is done through their app, so is more a “tickbox” on the IPO documents than for actual use.

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