Did Print.com Sell via Sedo?

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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:

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.

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    • P.S.
      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: abuse@moniker.com
      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 Organization:
      Registrant Street: Maagdenburgstraat 24
      Registrant City: Deventer
      Registrant State/Province:
      Registrant Postal Code: 7421ZC
      Registrant Country: NL
      Registrant Phone: +31.887779500
      Registrant Phone Ext:
      Registrant Fax:
      Registrant Fax Ext:
      Registrant Email: marco@st-ef.com
      Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
      Admin Name: M.M. Aarnink
      Admin Organization:
      Admin Street: Maagdenburgstraat 24
      Admin City: Deventer
      Admin State/Province:
      Admin Postal Code: 7421ZC
      Admin Country: NL
      Admin Phone: +31.887779500
      Admin Phone Ext:
      Admin Fax:
      Admin Fax Ext:
      Admin Email: marco@st-ef.com
      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:
      Tech Fax Ext:
      Tech Email: support@netzozeker.nl
      Registry Billing ID: Not Available From Registry
      Billing Name: M.M. Aarnink
      Billing Organization:
      Billing Street: Maagdenburgstraat 24
      Billing City: Deventer
      Billing State/Province:
      Billing Postal Code: 7421ZC
      Billing Country: NL
      Billing Phone: +31.887779500
      Billing Phone Ext:
      Billing Fax:
      Billing Fax Ext:
      Billing Email: marco@st-ef.com
      Name Server: ns1.netzozeker.nl
      Name Server: ns2.netzozeker.nl
      Name Server: ns3.netzozeker.net
      DNSSEC: unsigned
      URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: https://wdprs.internic.net/
      >>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-07-01T14:56:07.0Z <<<

    • Corrected:
      Drukwerkdeal.nl (People & Print Group B.V.) was sold to VistaPrint in 2014, so I guess PRINT.com is for his new printing business.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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