In October of this year, Andrew Allemann reported that Media Options acquired the Zoom.com domain name and had filed a trademark to launch a concierge domain name acquisition and consulting service. Andrew also reported that Media Options acquired the domain name from domain investor Andy Booth.
In lieu of launching the domain industry service, Media Options sold Zoom.com to Zoom Video Communications, a video conferencing company. Zoom.com now forwards to Zoom’s website, which can be found on the Zoom.us ccTLD domain name. I would not be surprised to see the company shift its website, social channels, and email to Zoom.com at some point in the near future.
Andrew Rosener, CEO of Media Options, declined to share the sale price for this domain name. He confirmed that the domain name was sold and told me via email, “I can’t say anything other than it was a great outcome for everyone and we will be rebranding our Zoom Domain service to another brand soon!”
My guess is that it was a seven figure deal, but I don’t know for certain. Should Zoom file IPO paperwork to go public, it is possible the purchase price will be revealed in a S-1 filing.
The Zoom.com domain name is registered under Whois privacy at Uniregistry, so I can not independently confirm a sale/transfer at this time.
Acquiring Zoom.com is a big win for the company. I can imagine Zoom had to constantly market its Zoom.us domain name, and I would bet they had email deliverability issues with people accidentally emailing @zoom.com email addresses.