Did FTX Founder Acquire SBF.com?

FTX is a leading cryptocurrency exchange that owns FTX.com but operates in the US on FTX.us. The Economist published an article about FTX Founder and CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried. The article mentioned that Bankman-Fried is “widely known as SBF.

It appears that Bankman-Fried recently acquired the SBF.com domain name. If you visit SBF.com, you are forwarded to FTX.com/foundation and then land on the FTXFoundation.org website. Whois records for SBF.com show the domain name is currently registered to Domains By Proxy, LLC, GoDaddy’s Whois privacy proxy service.

This appears to be a recent Whois change. Using the Whois History tool at DomainTools, I can see the registrant and nameserver change occurred in January of this year. SBF.com had been registered to a Delaware company called NameZoom and was parked on InternetTraffic.com nameservers. At the end of January, the Whois record changed to Whois privacy and the domain name utilized GoDaddy’s default nameservers used for domain name forwarding.

I reached out to the former registrant from NameZoom, and he confirmed the domain name was sold. He was unable to share the price or offer any commentary about the sale or buyer.

It seems unlikely that anyone else would buy SBF.com and forward it to the FTX Foundation, so my guess is that the domain name was acquired by Sam Bankman-Fried. I’m just not 100% positive enough to say FTX CEO SBF acquired SBF.com.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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