One of the most valuable domain names has changed hands. Home.com has been sold by Anything.com. I noticed the domain name transferred from Tucows to GoDaddy this afternoon. Although the domain name is now registered under GoDaddy’s Domains by Proxy Whois privacy proxy service, the landing page shows that Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation will be launching a website on Home.com in the Spring.
I reached out to attorney Jason Schaeffer, who represents Anything.com, and he confirmed the company sold the domain name. “We can confirm that this iconic domain name was sold,” Jason told me. Anything.com attorney Ari Goldberger said he was pleased with sale but offered no further comment. Unfortunately, the sale price of the domain name is being kept confidential.
As I recall, the Home.com domain name had an 8 figure price tag. In fact, I recall hearing Larry Fischer speak at a TRAFFIC conference several years ago where he mentioned the company turned down at least one 8 figure offer for Home.com.
Anything.com has been on quite a run lately. The company recently sold Teams.com and Blade.com in private deals. The company still owns a portfolio of high value domain name assets, including Marketing.com and Hip.com, among thousands of others.
If I learn more about the buyer of Home.com or how the domain name will be used, I will share what I learn.