I want to share an announcement that I received that is of personal interest and will likely be of interest to many people within the domain space. Over the course of the last few years, I’ve inquired about quite a few domain names owned by Oversee.net. Earlier this year, Rook acquired DomainSponsor (DS), and with it came a large portfolio of domain name assets, including domain names I had previously inquired about.
As you will see from the press release below, “Igloo.com and Rook Media have entered into a long term exclusive agreement to provide brokerage and related services.” This news means that Igloo.com will be responsible for the marketing and selling of the DS domain name assets, as well as the possibility of other types of deals (ie joint ventures, leasing…etc). In addition, the creation of the “Igloo DomainSponsor marketplace” was also announced, and that will help facilitate the sale of these domain names.
If you made an offer on one of the domain names in the portfolio or if you are interested in acquiring a domain name, you should be in touch with Igloo.com to discuss. I am going to touch base with them this week and perhaps we will be able to work out a deal.
Here’s the full press release announcing the news:
Boston, MA, June 30, 2013 – Igloo.com, a leading Domain Brokerage & Consultancy Firm, announced today that, following the recent acquisition by Rook Media of the business and domain name portfolio of DomainSponsor, Igloo.com and Rook Media have entered into a long term exclusive agreement to provide brokerage and related services.
For many years the DomainSponsor portfolio has been regarded as one of the largest quality group of names that were not seriously marketed or available for purchase. This valuable collection of domain names includes Trick.com, DSS.com, FreeSoftware.com, UsedComputers.com, LawOffices.com, GiftRegistry.com and thousands more.
Rook Media CEO Ash Rahimi explained “We are committed to both growing our portfolio and to also to finally make the majority of these names available to potential buyers. We selected Igloo due to their positive reputation and amazing success in the brokerage space with both premium names and large portfolio sales management”
The deal provides for the creation of a joint Igloo DomainSponsor marketplace, in addition to the exposure of names across various approved industry sales platforms.
“The Igloo team is proud to be entrusted with this portfolio and will welcome conjunctional arrangements with additional select brokers and partners” said Tessa Holcomb, Igloo.com Co-Founder and CEO. “This deal enables us to professionally market and sell names never before available and we are truly excited about the opportunity.
The project will be led and managed by Igloo Director of Sales & Acquisitions, Amanda Waltz and will embrace both Igloo and DomainSponsor personnel.
Please contact Amanda directly with at Amanda@Igloo.com or +1508 254 5684 with any inquiries.