According to my Registrant Alert emails from DomainTools over the past couple of days, it appears that GoDaddy may have sold a small portfolio of generic one and two word .com domain names from its NameFind portfolio. The domain names below were previously registered to NameFind, and the registrant information changed to GoDaddy’s Whois privacy service, Domains By Proxy, LLC. I have not seen NameFind use Whois privacy on its domain names before, so I presume the domain names below have been sold.
Here are the valuable generic domain names with a registrant change I noticed over the past two days:
In addition to those .com domain names, I also noticed a few generic and acronym .CO domain names change registrant as well, including:
I did not check all of these domain names, but the handful I checked all point to Uniregistry inquiry pages. This would seem to indicate the domain names were acquired by an investor. I suppose a large acquisition of generic domain names would also indicate that as well!
GoDaddy does not usually comment about its sales, but I will reach out to Paul Nicks, Joe Styler, and Nick Fuller to see if they can confirm the deal and/or offer additional details.