For a number of years, Gust.com was owned by Tucows and based on its 2004 registration information, it appears that the domain name was a part of its Net Identity portfolio. These domain names, consisting of popular last names, are primarily used for vanity email addresses, although I am not sure how Gust.com was used.
In May of 2011, the domain name appears to have been sold to DNStination and it was registered at brand protection registrar, Mark Monitor. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Just recently, the Whois information for Gust.com changed again, and the domain name is now registered to Internet software firm, AngelSoft.
TechCrunch is now reporting that Gust.com is the new name for AngelSoft. According to the article, “Gust will serve as an investor relations platform that matches entrepreneurs to investors, while also providing search and filtering tools for investors that allow them to narrowly target startups that match their interests.”
Interesting usage for this descriptive domain name. If I learn anything more about the Tucows transaction, I will be sure to post it.