Dapper Labs is the company behind the popular NBA Top Shot and CryptoKitties NFTs / digital collectibles and the Flow blockchain. Whois records show that the company recently acquired the Flow.com domain name, in what appears to have been a private acquisition.
The registrant change was spotted this morning by Jamie Zoch, and he shared what he found on Twitter:
Consumer-focused Flow blockchain provider Dapper Labs, Inc. has acquired Ultra premium generic domain name Flow․com according to whois records from its past domain owners Nidecker SA. pic.twitter.com/YRGYvWtxtI
— Jamie Zoch (@DotWeekly) May 12, 2021
For many years, Flow.com had been owned by a Swiss company called Nidecker SA. Archive.org shows the domain name had been forwarding to Flow-Bindings.com prior to the domain name changing hands. Flow Bindings is a popular snowboard binding company owned by Nidecker.
At the time of publication, Flow.com does not yet resolve to an active website. The website for the Flow blockchain is currently found on the off-brand OnFlow.org domain name. I would be surprised if that website does not transition to Flow.com in the near future.
My guess is that Flow.com was a seven figure acquisition. I sent an email to Nidecker to see if the company can share the sale price, and I will update this article if that information is shared with me.