Andrew Rosener, CEO of Media Options domain brokerage, tweeted about a major domain name acquisition Internet Real Estate Ltd. recently made:
Just bought possibly the biggest domain we have ever owned. Huge!
— Andrew Rosener (@andrewrosener) November 25, 2017
Subsequent to this tweet, Andrew reached out to Hover via Twitter for some help with the domain transfer. George Kirikos speculated that the domain name Andrew may have acquired was Do.com:
As I noted in a reply, the mystery domain name might be https://t.co/0kGUkXBy4r (via Amazon), since it meets the parameters of some recent tweets (at Hover, and recently unlocked). https://t.co/9Er3gSfQqj
— George Kirikos (@GeorgeKirikos) November 28, 2017
In a conversation I had with Andrew (and a public tweet) he confirmed that Do.com was acquired by Internet Real Estate Ltd. The purchase price was not disclosed to me, but I would be very surprised if it was not a seven figure acquisition. Andrew said that the opportunity was brought to him by James Booth of BQDN.com. It appears that the issue that complicated the transfer was resolved, and the domain name was successfully transferred to Internet Real Estate’s ownership (according to Andrew, although the domain name is still registered under privacy proxy).
Do.com was a company that offered meeting software and tools. Crunchbase notes that Do.com raised $2.4 million in funding. I am not really sure what happened to the business that operated on Do.com prior to the acquisition of the domain name.
There are a number of companies who I could see as prospective buyers for this domain name. We shall see what the company does with it in the meantime.