Google Acquired Navigator.com

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Navigator.com has been acquired by Google. The Whois record for Navigator.com became public for the first time since 2018, and the registrant is now Google LLC. The acquisition was first reported by Jamie Zoch on Sunday morning:

Navigator.com appears to have transferred from GoDaddy to MarkMonitor within the last few days. Prior to the transfer, the domain name was registered under Whois privacy at GoDaddy.

Up until earlier this year, Navigator.com was used by a company called Navigator that provided tools for remote meetings. Crunchbase shows that the company raised $12 million in funding. DNJournal notes that the Navigator.com domain name had sold for $350,000 in 2018. I assume it was this startup that acquired the domain name. There is no sale listing for Navigator.com in NameBio.

Using Archive.org, I am able to see that Navigator shut down in September of this year. It was noted that “What began as a new version of the service has evolved into an entirely new product centered around remote teamwork: Playspace.” Interestingly to some, that new service can be found on Play.Space.

While it is unclear if Google acquired any business assets from Navigator beyond the Navigator.com domain name, the purchase price of the domain name will almost certainly remain private. It remains to be seen what Google will do with Navigator.com.

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  1. I don’t know if you saw it, but I took notice of the header on Play.Space. It’s prominently stated, “Playspace is now part of Google Workspace.” Doing a whois on this, it looks like Google took over Playspace, and the Play.Space domain, and at the same time probably backburnered Navigator.

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