Two weeks ago, Frank Schilling was the winner of the NamesCon auction for DomainNames.com after Network Solutions decided to list the domain name for sale in auction. The DomainNames.com domain name sold for $370,000, and the majority of readers thought this was a good buy. The sale of DomainNames.com was one of the largest sales in the 2019 NamesCon live auction.
I checked on the Whois record this morning, and it looks like the deal has already closed. Uniregistry is now the registrant of DomainNames.com, and the domain name is forwarding to the Uniregistry home page. It looks like the company is using a special tracking url for the domain name. I am not sure if Uniregistry will use DomainNames.com independent of its Uniregistry website and branding, but I would be surprised if the company launches a separate brand for this domain name.
For the time being, the $370,000 sale of DomainNames.com will rank as one of the top domain name sales of 2019. Time will tell whether this was a great purchase for Uniregistry.