Wing.com Acquired by X, Google’s “Moonshot Factory”

In late July, I noticed a couple of interesting changes related to the Wing.com domain name. Those changes were noted in a tweet I sent out: Looks like https://t.co/f8K7m9rYXc may have been sold. Google's Moonshot Company has a startup called Wing https://t.co/70jE7NnkKW. The Wing .com domain name is now registered under privacy at @markmonitor. Landing page sends visitors to a new domain name. I reached out to ask. — Elliot Silver (@DInvesting) July 27, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Wing.com had... Read more

How to Resolve 2 Afternic Errors Within GoDaddy Account

The integration between Afternic and GoDaddy makes it easier for me to list my GoDaddy-registered domain names for sale via Afternic. It’s also simple to update prices for active listings. I have regularly come across a couple of bugs and finally learned what was causing them. I want to share the root cause of the problem as well as a solution until the issue is resolved by GoDaddy engineers. On occasion when trying to list... Read more

1-800-Flowers Buys Plants.com for $450,000

A Whois record update shows that 1-800-Flowers just acquired the Plants.com domain name. Dave Evanson (Senior Broker at Sedo) had been brokering the domain name this Summer. According to a tweet from Dave this morning, Plants.com was sold via Sedo, and the purchase price was $450,000: Just sold Plants .com for $450,000!! Congrats to buyer and seller @sedo!! — dave evanson (@SedoDaveEvanson) December 11, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Prior to the sale, Plants.com appears to have been owned and used... Read more

Duck.com Now Forwarding to DuckDuckGo (Updated)

Over the Summer, Cnet published an article about how Google owns the Duck.com domain name. It was notable because of a popular upstart competitor in the Internet search space called DuckDuckGo. I am sure DuckDuckGo would have loved to own Duck.com, and from the looks of it, the company may have acquired Duck.com. If you visit Duck.com right now, you will be forwarded to DuckDuckGo.com. Over the weekend, Jamie Zoch first reported that Duck.com may have... Read more

Malibu.com Gets a High Bid of $518k but Remains Unsold

Malibu.com was up for auction last week with a minimum opening bid of $250,000. At the conclusion of yesterday's auction, the domain name had a high bid of $518,000, as reported by Joshua Schoen on Twitter: The https://t.co/ow09JTwjDq auction just ended with a winning bid of $518,000. #domains #domainnames — Joshua Schoen (@jstenn13) December 5, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The auction was managed and promoted by Millitzer Capital, so I reached out to Tom Millitzer to learn if the domain... Read more