I noticed a Whois change on Do.com recently, and it looks like the domain name may have changed hands. On July 2 and prior to that, Do.com was registered to Salesforce.com, and it was registered at Network Solutions. At the present time, Do.com is registered under privacy protection, and it is registered at Tucows. Because of the privacy guard, I can not see the name of the current registrant.
According to the Do page on Angel.CO, “Do helps people run productive meetings.” Also listed on the Angel.CO page (under the founder heading) is Jason Shah, a successful entrepreneur and startup founder. On Saturday morning, I reached out to Shah via email and sent an email to a support email address, but I did not hear back (the support email bounced back as undeliverable). Last week, Shah tweeted to Network Solutions about a slow domain transfer, although I don’t know if it was in reference to the Do.com domain name.
Previously, Do.com was a popular website owned by Salesforce.com. According to a TechCrunch blog post from last October, “Salesforce.com said it would shut down do.com, its once-heralded task-management service.” The article mentioned that the service was set to shut down this past January. From what I can tell, the Do.com domain name had been forwarding to a page within the Salesforce.com website until this new landing page went live.
If the Do.com domain name was sold by Salesforce.com, it must have been expensive. I recently reported on two other large sales of two letter .com domain names, MM.com and WW.com. Mi.com was also sold recently for seven figures.
If I learn any more information about Do.com, I will hopefully be able to share it.
1) I read Andrew Allemann’s article this morning: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/07/salesforce-com-sells-do-com-domain-name-to-startup/
2) I started working on this on Saturday: https://www.domaininvesting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Screen-Shot-2014-07-07-at-9.12.21-AM.png
I got the DomainTools Whois Monitor alert on July 2 alerting me that the domain name went to “ok” status, and that is when I thought it might be pending transfer and began to monitor more closely.
It looks like you are monitoring all LL.com names 🙂
I’m not, but I probably should!
Years back Salesforce bought this domain name from Microsoft, right?
I bet this was not cheap then… I assume Salesforce would not sell this name with loss now, so the price tag may be pretty high.
I would assume it was very high. It’s a great domain name.