Another two letter .com domain names has changed hands. When I received my daily DomainTools monitor email yesterday morning, I saw that a Whois change had occurred on the IJ.com domain name. The new Whois registrant is listed as Media Group of America LLC, which is the parent company of the Independent Journal Review.
After searching my email records for IJ.com, I saw that it had been brokered by Domain Holdings. I reached out to the company to see if the company brokered the sale of IJ.com, and Hobi Michalec confirmed that he was the broker of record.
Commenting on the transaction, Hobi told me, “I can say it was an asset we working for a while. We didn’t have any luck with it at the time. I took a hard stab at it and was able to bring a deal into fruition. The Buyer was the Independent Journal Review.”
As with many deals such as this, the sale price of IJ.com is private. The Domain Holdings brokerage emails that listed IJ.com for sale did not list a sale price, so I don’t even know the asking price range. There was a thread on DNForum from April of 2015 that had IJ.com listed for sale, although I am not sure if the poster there is affiliated with Domain Holdings.
As of now, IJ.com forwards to the Independent Journal Review website, which can be found at IJReview.com. Buying IJ.com is a smart move.