Earlier this week, Jamie Zoch reported that the Deel.com domain name was acquired by a startup called Deel. Deel.com had been owned by Francois Carillo, and the startup called Deel has been using LetsDeel.com for its website.
Judging by a few Twitter comments, it looks like the acquisition of Deel.com will be well-received by the startup’s customers and prospective clients who have been mistakenly visiting Deel.com instead of the correct LetsDeal.com. This is unsurprising since people tend to add .com to the name of the website they want to visit assuming the startup has its brand match domain name.
Alex Bouaziz, CEO & Co-Founder of Deel, excitedly mentioned Deel.com on Twitter a short while ago, and the company’s @Deel Twitter account retweeted:
https://t.co/wWEsivv7Gp https://t.co/wWEsivv7Gp https://t.co/wWEsivv7Gp https://t.co/wWEsivv7Gp https://t.co/wWEsivv7Gp https://t.co/wWEsivv7Gp https://t.co/wWEsivv7Gp https://t.co/wWEsivv7Gp pic.twitter.com/WCEmR6opif
— Alex Bouaziz (@Bouazizalex) March 10, 2022
Before clicking the link, I would have suspected that Deel.com would forward to LetsDeel.com. The company would likely want to transition its website to Deel.com at some point, but a major url change like that can take time to address before committing. The safer move is to forward the brand match domain name to the company website until the transition is 100% ready to be made and the resources are available to address any issues that might pop up.
I visited Deel.com, and let’s just say I was a bit surprised by how the domain name is being used.