British travel company Thomas Cook Travel Group had a highly publicized bankruptcy that ended up stranding hundreds of thousands of customers who were abroad when the company became insolvent. I received an email from Hilco Streambank this morning announcing the company is tasked with marketing a portfolio of domain names owned by Thomas Cook Group Plc and some subsidiaries that are in liquidation. According to the email, “Offers will be entertained for the domain names by category groupings, for individual domain names or for the portfolio as a whole.”
In looking through the list of domain names that are for sale, it is apparent that the majority are generic in nature with a strong lean towards British keywords. In addition, it looks like the majority of domain names are ccTLDs, including many .co.uk and .uk domain names.
Here’s how Hilco Streambank describes the opportunity:
“This is a unique opportunity to acquire numerous high-traffic domain names which have been in use by a major global travel group over a number of years.
The domain names available are largely travel and holiday related, although many are applicable to a large number of sectors. These domain names are likely to have broad appeal across the travel, tourism, hotels, leisure, entertainment and insurance industries amongst others.
A complete list of available domain names is below. Please note that the groupings of domain names are for indicative purposes. Offers are invited for the domain names by these groupings, for individual domain names or for the portfolio as a whole.”
The entire list of domain names can be found by visiting Hilco Streambank’s website. The bid deadline for this is Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 4pm GMT.