The NFL football team formerly known as the Washington Redskins has acquired the WashingtonFootball.com domain name. Redskins.com is now forwarding to WashingtonFootball.com, and the NFL team’s Twitter profile now includes a link to WashingtonFootball.com. Details about the domain name sale was reported by the former registrant, Cal Spears, CEO at Better Collective Tennessee.
According to a tweet from Spears, the NFL team privately acquired the domain name from him using a broker from GoDaddy. He had owned WashingtonFootball.com for 8 years:
I just sold https://t.co/o1ErMuQnFI domain yesterday after a GoDaddy broker contacted me yesterday morning. Bought it 8 years ago. Got a good ROI but probably could have got more now that I see this. I wonder if I sold it to Dan Snyder? https://t.co/Dvtp8ufVue
— Cal Spears (@CalSpears) July 23, 2020
According to a subsequent tweet, Spears revealed that the sale price for the domain name was $10,000. Spears also shared that he donated the $10,000 sale proceeds to the American Indian College Fund. That’s classy.
It’s official, I undervalued that domain. https://t.co/o1ErMuQnFI is the new team URL. It’s been fun having a tiny part in the renaming process. I just donated all proceeds, $10,000, to the American Indian College Fund @collegefund. pic.twitter.com/drIwGNDv0s
— Cal Spears (@CalSpears) July 24, 2020
Spears lamented that he may have undersold the domain name, and while this will never be known for certain, it is likely a temporary domain name for the NFL football team that will change once a permanent franchise nickname is chosen.
It’s a nice domain name story to start the weekend.
Thanks to George Kirikos for sharing this.