Great Domain Names Are… Boundless


TechCrunch reported on a startup called Boundless that raised a $7.8 million Series A round of funding. Boundless is an “online green card application support services,” and the company uses its brand match .com domain name,

I did a bit of research on the history of the domain name to see when the startup was able to acquire it. Because the domain name has been registered under Whois privacy for several years at Namecheap, I can’t see when the company acquired the domain name. To try and peg down when the company acquired the domain name, I used to see what was on the domain name and when. Here’s what I found:

    • July of 2017 – The homepage of said this about the business operating on it: “Boundless offers openly licensed, high-quality, customizable digital courseware at a fraction of the cost of traditional textbooks.
    • October of 2017 – The domain name was forwarding to a different domain name a page within the website.
    • May of 2018 – shows the website of the startup that is currently operating on the domain name (the subject of the TechCrunch article).

If I were to guess, I would imagine the domain name was either acquired in late 2017 or early 2018. It is very possible that the former registrant reached a deal to sell to the current registrant, and they were permitted to forward the domain name to a different website for a transition period.

I think the brief history shared above illustrates that the usage of generic word .com domain names is, well, boundless. went from being a digital learning website to a website that offers immigration services.

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