According to the tweet below from GoDaddy’s corporate Twitter account, the company is brokering the sale of LA.com and SV.com. GoDaddy aftermarket is managing the brokering of these two memorable domain names.
— GoDaddy (@GoDaddy) September 15, 2015
Whois records show that LA.com and SV.com are both owned by a media company called MediaNews Group, Inc., which is based in Denver, Colorado. SV.com currently forwards to SiliconValley.com, and LA.com appears to be a fully developed website that is described as “L.A.’s ultimate insider’s guide.”
There is not a public asking price for either domain name, but the company has just begun to seek offers from interested parties. I reached out to Joe Styler, Aftermarket Product Manager at GoDaddy, and he told me that they “haven’t set a public price on the names but they are 7 figure names in our estimation so it would have to in that range to make an offer.”
GoDaddy has an informational website about the two domain names found on LAorSV.com. If you click the graphic on the home page, you can learn more about why each of these domain names is special.
Since GoDaddy asked, I posted a poll below asking which domain name you would prefer to own – LA.com or SV.com. Vote in the poll below and feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section.
I asked Joe to update me if either domain name is sold, and if that happens, I will share more information.