Media Options Brokers Sale of Gorillas.com

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In September, I noticed that Gorillas.com had a Media Options landing page with a $500,000 asking price. What was interesting to me is that Gorillas.com has been owned by NameFind, the domain name portfolio company owned and operated by GoDaddy. I shared what I noticed on Twitter:

Paul Nicks, GoDaddy VP and GM of its Aftermarket, responded to share that Media Options was doing outbound brokering for some of NameFind’s domain names:

This morning, my DomainTools Domain Monitor alert email showed the status of Gorillas.com had changed. The domain name was unlocked and is now in “ok” status, indicating that it may be pending transfer. In addition, the domain name moved from NameFind’s account to the Afternic escrow account indicating that it sold.

I reached out to Paul Nicks, and he confirmed that the domain name was sold. In addition, he confirmed that Media Options did the outbound work to get the deal done. Unfortunately, he would not share the sale price due to company policy about that.

It remains to be seen who acquired Gorillas.com, but I would be surprised if it is not the German grocery delivery startup called Gorillas that just raised $950M in funding at a valuation of $3B. That company currently uses Gorillas.io for its website. Once the transfer finalizes we will see who got it.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Email

2 COMMENTS

  1. Nice spotting Elliot.

    With a boom in domain sales I’m wondering whether Namefind was right to peg a max 500k price on that great domain, or leave it open to offers?

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