Citing “Growth and Maturity” Republic Upgrades to

I was looking through some old purchase inquiries today to touch base and express continued interest in acquiring specific domain names. One such name I came across in my email is I tried to buy the asset a few years ago and did not have success with it. Upon checking to see how the domain name is being used today, I noticed what appears to be a new website.

A bit of research showed that the domain name was acquired by a crypto company called Republic. Its LinkedIn page says the company was founded in 2016. The startup had been using Republic.CO for its website, and I can only assume it must have spent quite a bit of money to acquire the brand match domain name for its business. The .CO domain name is now forwarding to

The upgraded domain name was announced on the company’s Twitter page earlier this week, where it cited “a new phase of growth and maturity” as a reason for the acquisition and upgrade to

From what I can tell using the Whois History tool at DomainTools, it would appear the domain name changed hands in October of 2021. The domain name transferred from CSC to Google’s domain registrar under Whois privacy. It had been registered to a company in England for quite some time prior to the registrant and registrar change.

I am going to reach out to Republic to see if they can share the acquisition price for, and if I hear back, I will provide an update. Regardless of whether Republic shares the acquisition price of, it was a smart acquisition and an invaluable upgrade.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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  1. Crypto and NFT companies seem to be aggressive in upgrading to their dot-COM equivalent as soon the budget increases.

    Smart move.

  2. Republic is crushing it on all fronts, acquisitions, chains, people, etc.. Crypto people understand being as close to your customer is not just a good investment but a security risk not to be… Great that one of the Republic leaders is based in boca/delray / Miami as the crypto ecosystem is growing fast again like it did with domainers in the area..


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