It appears that Crain’s Chicago Business has confirmed the Chicago Sun-Times acquired the Chicago.com business back in June, as reported by SV 411 this August. Chicago.com founder Josh Metnick was retained by the Chicago Sun-Times parent company, Wrapports, LLC.
Here’s an excerpt from an article posted this morning on Crain’s ChicagoBusiness.com website:
“When Chicago Sun-Times parent Wrapports LLC bought @Chicago.com Inc. in June, it got more than the domain name business. The company also snagged the business’ owner, Josh Metnick, as its chief technology officer.”
Josh contributed to the article, providing information about his new role as CTO. In addition to working on a variety of “strategic technology initiatives” and recruiting technology professionals to the company, Josh will continue to focus on the sale of @Chicago.com email addresses. He did not provide any financial details about the sale of Chicago.com, nor did the article mention how successful his company has been at selling @Chicago.com email addresses.
Congratulations to Josh on the sale of the company.