Anyone that’s been around the domain industry for any length of time has almost certainly come across DigiMedia-owned domain names. You’ve probably also heard about Scott Day, the company’s founder whose previous career before domain names was in the farming field (pun intended).
I read an article in Mashable about a new startup called Bump, operating on Bump.com (via Berkens’ Facebook feed). Bump is a unique social networking startup that wants people to be able to connect using license plates as the primary vehicle (pun intended). It’s a unique concept, and upon checking the Whois for Bump.com, I noticed that DigiMedia is the owner.
Although I don’t have any specifics about this deal/venture, there was an article about Bump’s funding, which mentioned DigiMedia. According to the article,
“Thrower’s brand new association so distant has lifted $1 million in seed funding, from Digimedia, Tal Kerret (chairman of Oberon Media), Christophe Vandaele (chairman of Vandaele Holdings), Charlie Baker (partner with DLA Piper), Bill Hein (former SVP during EMI) as well as Bob Ezrin (music producer). It additionally is in talks to lift the $6 million Series B turn as well as has done an merger in the imaging record space.”
I believe the DigiMedia team embraces partnership opportunities with best of breed companies and entrepreneurs on some of their domain names. You can have a look at FantasyFootball.com as another example of a great domain name in use by the company.
Its nice to see good things happening for this company. As anyone who has met Scott Day and Jay Chapman (DigiMedia President) can tell you, the company principals are great guys.
bu.mp is their mobile version… I like it! A 4 letter domain-hack.
bu.mp is not the same as bump.com