The high value Teams.com domain name has been sold by Anything.com, a domain investment company that owns many exceptional domain names. According to Whois records, Teams.com is now registered to DNStination Inc., the privacy proxy service operated by corporate brand protection service, MarkMonitor.
I reached out to representatives from Anything.com, and the sale of the domain name was confirmed but the sale price will remain private. My guess is that this was a mid 7 figure sale, and it would likely be the largest domain name sale of 2020 if reported publicly. The company has a history of keeping its sale prices private.
At the time of publication, Teams.com does not resolve to any website. Because of this and Whois privacy, it is unclear who acquired the domain name at this time. My guess is that Teams.com was acquired by Microsoft for its Microsoft Teams platform, which has become quite popular in the past year.
If Microsoft did acquire Teams.com, perhaps there is some hope the domain name acquisition price will be revealed in a subsequent SEC filing. Even at seven figures, it’s quite possible that this sale would be too small to make a line item in an upcoming quarterly report, but I will keep an eye on it.
Update: As reported by James Iles, Teams.com was acquired by Microsoft, Whois records reveal.