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Monsanto Buys


A little over ten days ago, Sedo sold for $125,000, as first reported by Hybrid Domainer and then by Mike Berkens on There was some speculation about who bought, but it doesn’t look like anyone guessed the buyer correctly.

I received a domain monitor alert from DomainTools this morning informing me that a Whois change had taken place on The domain name appears to have been acquired by Monsanto, a publicly traded agriculture and seed company trading on the New York Stock exchange under the symbol MON.

Monsanto operates a brand called Channel, and according to the Monsanto website, “Channel ® is a premier seed brand specializing in corn, soybean, sorghum and alfalfa. Channel offers high performing genetics that are sourced globally, tested locally and supported year-round by a team of Channel Seedsmen who walk their customers’ fields and learn their challenges.

This seems like a wise acquisition for the company, especially since it’s a nice upgrade from its current url,

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Comments (16)


    Not to change the subject but if there ever was a definition of evil, Monsanto would have to be mentioned as a footnote.

    IMO, the destruction of farmers in the U.S. and throughout the world through seed patents is one of the most disgusting business practices to ever be allowed to be practiced.

    I hope fails miserably and Monsanto executives and those responsible for their doings burn in Hell, if there is actually a Hell. If not I hope they turn to dust and are never cried over.

    Sorry to say that, but I’m pretty passionate about this subject.

    Go burn in Hell, and !!!!

    March 27th, 2012 at 11:09 am



    FULLY AGREE. Seed patents=basic evil.

    March 27th, 2012 at 11:16 am


    me too! Monsanto=pure evil

    March 27th, 2012 at 11:26 am


    Just wondering if an individual actually introduces themself as a seedsman.

    “Hello. I’m Jerry, I’m a seedsman.”

    Wasn’t John Holmes a bit of a seedsman too?

    March 27th, 2012 at 11:44 am


    yup, Monsanto is a huge company and definitely controversial. But I’m sure some of their products also help grow food in places that would normally be too dry or nutrient poor for regular seed, which must help poorer countries. But like i said, it’s a touchy topic.

    March 27th, 2012 at 11:51 am



    Totally agree, scum of the Earth.

    March 27th, 2012 at 12:47 pm


    @ Mike & @ Gazzip

    Seems like you feel Monsanto is a “Seedy” company

    March 27th, 2012 at 1:14 pm


    That why I grow my own food……organic and free.

    March 27th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Domain Hunter

    They have $Money $Channel!

    Anyway, why don’t you use your own domain monitor like TinyMonitor

    I monitor all interesting domains. Some don’t get renewed and some change owners so I get either aged domains or great information.

    March 27th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Charles Christopher

    March 27th, 2012 at 2:22 pm


    @ mike; couldn’t agree more!

    March 27th, 2012 at 4:49 pm


    Another thing bad about Monanto is that if your field gets infested with any of their seeds then they have the rights to your crops.

    March 27th, 2012 at 5:37 pm


    Charles Christopher – yes, Vandana Shiva is an Earth hero.

    And she always explains quite clearly why Monsanto and other GM companies are threats to everyone of us and indeed the existence of life on this planet.

    Domainers need to understand that we are not islands, we are all connected.

    Congratulations Charles, you are brilliant for putting Vandana Shiva on here.

    March 27th, 2012 at 8:10 pm


    “yup, Monsanto is a huge company and definitely controversial. But I’m sure some of their products also help grow food in places that would normally be too dry or nutrient poor for regular seed, which must help poorer countries.”

    Thousands of Indian farmers would say otherwise, if they hadn’t committed suicide

    The GM genocide: Thousands of Indian farmers are committing suicide after using genetically modified crops

    “So Shankara became one of an estimated 125,000 farmers to take their own life as a result of the ruthless drive to use India as a testing ground for genetically modified crops.

    The crisis, branded the ‘GM Genocide’ by campaigners, was highlighted recently when Prince Charles claimed that the issue of GM had become a ‘global moral question’ – and the time had come to end its unstoppable march.”

    March 28th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Patrick Cowan

    I have the domain independentmediachannel dot com for sale if you want to get back at monsanto this is the way to do it have a channel that is not owned by major media.Will throw in indie-channel dot com great name to get the message out.independent media is where people are turning just check out the loss of viewers on mainstream media this year the independent news sights on the web are taking there viewers away because of the lack of trust in there coverage of companies such as monsanto and there evil plans.

    March 31st, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Patrick Cowan

    Also have heritageseeds dot net something monsanto would like to do away with as they cannot control these, nature and old farmers know best.

    March 31st, 2012 at 2:58 pm

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