One of the best domain investor acquisitions in the recent past that I can recall was just announced by Andrew Rosener via Twitter. His company, Media Options, acquired Clear.com. The deal was first spotted and reported on Twitter by Jamie Zoch:
Excited to announce that @MediaOptions has acquired its exact brand match .com #domain https://t.co/xYR12Bs4ZP for our new CLEAR Domain Acquisition Service. Lots more to come! #IsYourBrandClear https://t.co/dJU2TdrXFr
— Andrew Rosener (@andrewrosener) December 7, 2019
Prior to the acquisition, the Clear.com domain name had been owned by telecommunications giant Sprint. From what I can tell, that domain name appears to have been acquired as part of Sprint’s acquisition of Clearwire in 2013.
It looks like Andrew’s company has plans to use Clear.com as part of its domain brokerage business. Clear.com currently forwards to a landing page within the Media Options website, and here’s what Media Options has planned for Clear.com:
“CLEAR™ was built to solve a problem that our domain brokers faced internally. When a client comes to us, or any domain broker for that matter, looking for a new domain brand for their company, product or service; we could previously only provide them with the domain name options that either we own, are exclusively brokering currently, or other domains that are actively for sale which are “front of mind” and visible in the market through other domain brokers and marketplaces. Now, with CLEAR™, our brokers are able to provide a clear view of the holistic domain name aftermarket, including what we call “whisper listings”, or “off-market” listings; domains which could be bought if you are the right buyer, but they are not on the market. Through our extensive network, over 2 decades of domain experience & the technology that we’ve built, our clients can now select from and filter the World’s largest and most highly curated selection of the best domain names on Earth. We call it the “Top 2% of Domain Names”.”
Clear.com is an exceptional domain name, and I would not be shocked to see it sold in the future if the right offer comes around.