The streaming battle is on! It looks like Amazon acquired the Streaming.com and Streaming.net domain names within the last few days. Streaming.com and Streaming.net both forward to PrimeVideo.com, a landing page directing people to click through to Amazon.com. Both of these domain names are now registered to DNStination Inc., the Whois privacy proxy service for MarkMonitor. Because of Whois privacy, it is not possible to independently confirm that Amazon acquired the domain names, but that seems to be the case.
Prior to the change of registrant to DNStination Inc., Streaming.com and Streaming.net were registered to Contrib, a company led by domain investor and industry veteran Chad Folkening. It appears the domain names had been listed for sale, but I do not see an asking price. Several years ago, Streaming.com was being brokered by Mark Daniel of Domain Holdings. Incidentally, Chad Folkening was a Co-Founder of Domain Holdings. I reached out to Chad via email to see if he can comment on the sale price, and if he can, I will provide an update.
Last week, I shared that Google acquired the Streams.com domain name for an undisclosed amount. Interestingly, it appears that Google also used MarkMonitor and its DNStination Inc. privacy service to acquire that domain name for an undisclosed amount.
Lately, it seems like Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Verizon, NetFlix, and other tech companies are all working on various streaming services for television, video, music, gaming, and more. When it comes to streaming and domain names, it looks like Google and Amazon are in the lead.
Credit for noticing this first goes to Jamie Zoch, who shared the news on Twitter. I saw that Streaming.net changed registrants to DNStination, Inc. in my morning Registrant Alert email from DomainTools, but it did not include Streaming.com:
Streaming(.)com & Streaming(.)net have both been acquired by a currently unknown MarkMonitor client from past owner Chad Folkening of Contrib. Google? Amazon? Apple? Buyers? #streaming #premium #domain
— Jamie Zoch (@DotWeekly) March 31, 2019
Let the speculations begin… 🙂
My conservative estimate is $3m.
Streams.com is good, but this is a good example of where the longer domain is better and more valuable than the shorter one. However, Stream.com is better than both.
Agreed, streaming.com is better and more valuable than streams.com, but stream.com is the best and most valuable domain of the three.
Owning stream.com must feel like owning cloud.com in 2012 and crypto.com in 2017…
just sit tight and wait for that cheque to be cut.
Exactly, while two-word stream domain owners like myself wait for the rising tide or a company that missed out on streams.com and streaming.com.
Why would any company be eager to invest into 2nd rate domain to try to
fail miserablycompete in the field where these giants already play?
Just an illustration of buying domains one need, one want, one project and one desire at a time. This is domain selling now and into the future. Without those KEY elements there is nothing. It’s pissing in the wind and hopeful thinking when domainers speak for companies that “Should buy” their domain name because they have billions of dollars but are blind to the key elements of making that sale.
Now you may be able to create need, want, desire but if you don’t know about those elements, ignore those elements, you don’t have a prayer! Stop wasting your time and energy unless you understand. If you dismiss what I said, you just dismissed any chance of making a sale and making that sale while getting top dollar. Not just selling to another domainer. The smarter domainer that won’t ignore those elements and WILL make ther sale. You lose!
LiveStreaming.com is a much bigger and better domain name.
MediaOptions brokered the sale of Streaming.com & Streaming.net. Can’t comment beyond that.
THEman brokered the sale of Streamlng.com & Streamlng.net. Can’t comment beyond that. Not sure who this Rosenec guy even is, or Media0ptions. Whateva dude, keep dreamin.
LOL… April Fool’s Day!
Google wants to take on Twitch with their new platform… we know how Google is with their projects, but with that big hype around Stadia, now Streams.com acquisition, maybe they focus a bit on it instead of just making a subpar system that will crumble like Google+.