Acquired by Firefly Aerospace

A few weeks ago, I read an article about a company called Firefly, which had just raised $21.5 million in seed funding. I knew the matching domain was forwarding to and likely being brokered by Media Options, and I visited to see if this company acquired the matching domain name before the funding news hit the press.

When I visited, I could see that the domain name had been sold, but the buyer was not the company with the new round of funding. was forwarding to a website for Firefly Aerospace, a totally different company that has raised $21.6 million in funding, according to Crunchbase.

When I reached out to Andrew to confirm the sale of, he asked me to hold off on reporting it since the deal was not yet complete. He mentioned that the sale was set to close on January 15th.

In a tweet this morning, Andrew confirmed that his company sold

If you do a Google search (or a variety of other searches in different business directories), you can see that there are many companies called FireFly. Andrew commented to me about how many were trying to buy the domain name:

“ was the single most popular domain we had in terms of number of inbound unsolicited offers. We had 4 companies that were making serious 6 figure offers for the name including the fast growing advertising & transportation data company, but ultimately, only one company stepped up and bought this incredible domain. Now it is more than likely off the market forever. I guess FireflyOn will have to use some of their funding for a rebrand!”

I can’t share the price to acquire, but it will likely be a decision the company doesn’t regret. In addition to the trust factor of having an exact match .com domain name, the company will not have to worry about misdirected emails or confused website visitors. In addition, should the company ever rebrand or decide to divest the asset, there will be plenty of prospective buyers who would covet the domain name.

Elliot Silver
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  1. The best part: Media Options acquired it less than two years ago from the Booth Brothers, who got it from Microsoft. Without that “flip” the current owner stood very little chance. 😀

  2. > had just raised $21.5 million
    > has raised $21.6 million
    > a totally different company

    Does not look like a totally different to me, only $100k of difference.

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