At the NamesCon live domain name auction in February of 2019, Frank Schilling acquired DomainNames.com for $370,000. The domain name was sold in the auction by Network Solutions, and it has been forwarding to Uniregistry’s website since the purchase was completed.
As you know, GoDaddy acquired Uniregistry and Name Administration from Frank Schilling. After speaking with a company spokesperson, I was able to confirm that GoDaddy has acquired DomainNames.com as a part of the Uniregistry acquisition.
Unlike the bulk of Frank Schilling’s portfolio that were registered to Name Administration, DomainNames.com is registered to Uniregistry. I would imagine this is because the domain name was bought by Frank on behalf of Uniregistry rather than on behalf of his portfolio company, Name Administration.
GoDaddy would not comment to me about any future plans for the domain name. Ironically, think it could be difficult for GoDaddy to actually use the domain name. I can’t imagine the company would operate an independent brand on DomainNames.com.
If you were GoDaddy, how would you use DomainNames.com?