View Glass Gets More Funding and Gets


Early this morning, Bloomberg reported that View, Inc., a maker of smart glass had received $1.1 billion in funding from the SoftBank Vision Fund. Prior to this announcement, Bloomberg reports, the company had received “about $800 million” in funding from other investors.

The news about this recent round of funding was tweeted out by Techmeme this evening:

I visited to see if that is the domain name the company is using, and I saw a 404 error:

A Google search for the company showed me that it is using for its website. I was curious to see who owns, and a current Whois search shows that the domain name is now registered to an email address. Historical Whois Records at DomainTools show that the domain name was registered to a similarly named New York entity (VIEW, Inc.), as recently as September of this year. The former registrant had owned for many years. was created back in 2004.

My guess is the smart glass company acquired the exact match very recently, and I would also guess they could have paid seven figures to buy the domain name.

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