According to the DomainTools domain registrant email I receive every morning, it looks like the Print.com domain name was briefly registered to Sedo’s Transfer Service. This would indicate to me that the domain name was sold and is in escrow with Sedo.
When I checked the Whois information this morning, the domain name is now registered to an entity in the Netherlands. Prior to this, Print.com was registered to a California-based entity, according to DomainTools Whois history tool. Sedo’s sold domain name RSS feed does not list Print.com. As of this morning, Print.com does not resolve to an active website, so I am unsure about how it will be used.
I reached out to several contacts at Sedo to see if they could confirm the sale, and if so, share any details about the sale. Dave Evanson, Sr. Domain Broker at Sedo, replied to me and said he was unable to comment about the domain name. I searched my email records, and I do not see any emails from Sedo mentioning the domain name, so if the company was involved in the deal, it may have been as a buyer’s broker or they may have been instructed to market the domain name stealthily. Again, this is just a guess.
Incidentally, Dave Evanson tweeted about an approximate $2 million deal he and two Sedo colleagues brokered recently:
Just co-brokered $2,000,000 USD (approximate) confidential sale with Sedo’s Albert Schimmel & Liane van Hoorn. Congrats to buyer and seller!
— dave evanson (@SedoDaveEvanson) June 30, 2017
I am curious if this large deal may have been for Print.com. Unfortunately, because Sedo would not confirm that they brokered Print.com, and because the approximate $2 million deal is confidential, we will not know if the company brokered Print.com nor will we know if Print.com was the $2m sale. It does look like Sedo closed out its second quarter on a good note though.
I’ve digged a bit into this.
Sedo’s Lianne van Hoorn is Dutch and I think the 2 mln USD sale refers to Print.com. 🙂
IMHO the buyer is the young Dutch millionaire Marco Aarnink (https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcoaarnink/?ppe=1), probably for the company operating under the brand Printdeal (Drukwerkdeal.nl & Printdeal.be).
Or maybe he purchased it for his company (he’s the co-owner) Rhinetex BV, which operates in the textile printing business.
This is PRINT.com Whois now:
Raw Registrar Data
Domain Name: print.com
Registry Domain ID: 3861837_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.moniker.com
Registrar URL: http://www.moniker.com
Updated Date: 2017-06-30T17:13:39.0Z
Creation Date: 1999-02-24T05:00:00.0Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2019-02-24T05:00:00.0Z
Registrar: Moniker Online Services LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 228
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.9546071294
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: Not Available From Registry
Registrant Name: M.M. Aarnink
Registrant Street: Maagdenburgstraat 24
Registrant City: Deventer
Registrant Postal Code: 7421ZC
Registrant Country: NL
Registrant Phone: +31.887779500
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: email@example.com
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: M.M. Aarnink
Admin Street: Maagdenburgstraat 24
Admin City: Deventer
Admin Postal Code: 7421ZC
Admin Country: NL
Admin Phone: +31.887779500
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registry Tech ID: Not Available From Registry
Tech Name: R.J.A. Aarnink
Tech Organization: Netzozeker B.V.
Tech Street: Keulenstraat 14
Tech City: Deventer
Tech Postal Code: 7418ET
Tech State/Province: Overijssel
Tech Country: NL
Tech Phone: +31.887779500
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: email@example.com
Registry Billing ID: Not Available From Registry
Billing Name: M.M. Aarnink
Billing Street: Maagdenburgstraat 24
Billing City: Deventer
Billing Postal Code: 7421ZC
Billing Country: NL
Billing Phone: +31.887779500
Billing Phone Ext:
Billing Fax Ext:
Billing Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name Server: ns1.netzozeker.nl
Name Server: ns2.netzozeker.nl
Name Server: ns3.netzozeker.net
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: https://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-07-01T14:56:07.0Z <<<
Drukwerkdeal.nl (People & Print Group B.V.) was sold to VistaPrint in 2014, so I guess PRINT.com is for his new printing business.
Albert Schimmel also speaks Dutch
Connecting the dots on things is fascinating.
BTW, as far as I can see, Dave Evanson has deleted his tweet 🙂
Hope this guy doesn’t lose his job over the unnecessary tweet, which made it easy for anyone with 5 minutes on their hands to connect the dots.
I contacted the previous owner about 2 months ago. He told me he had an offer on the table about ready to go to escrow.
That’s truly a big sale of this year.
I sold Print.TV about a month ago – confidential