In June, I posted a poll question asking people if they thought Jump Bikes, which was acquired by Uber last April, would be able to acquire the exact match Jump.com domain name. At the time, Jump.com was owned by Microsoft, meaning the domain name would either be impossible to buy or very expensive. In that poll, 51+% of those who voted said “No,” the company wouldn’t buy Jump.com.
Yesterday morning, I saw that Alan Dunn tweeted about the Jump.com domain name because it was acquired by the bike startup:
Looks like JumpBikes acquired Jump(.com) from Microsoft one month after Elliot’s poll in June. I’m no wizard but someone might owe him a bike if they saw the article ha. One of my favorite all time domains… now gone forever. #domains @DInvesting #anotheronegone
— Alan Dunn (@alangdunn) September 14, 2018
If you visit Jump.com right now, you will be redirected to JumpBikes.com. The Whois record shows the domain name is now registered to Social Bicycles, Inc., which is the company doing business as Jump Bikes.
Interestingly, Jump.com was registered at MarkMonitor before and after the domain name changed hands. Because MarkMonitor