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SC Johnson Acquires Raid.com Domain Name

SC Johnson & Son Inc. has acquired the premium generic domain name Raid.com to match its popular bug killing brand moniker.

Although it seems to be common nature that large brands own exact match .com domain names to there brands, it’s not always the case. It is now for the Raid brand.

SC Johnson is really a “poster child” when it comes to domain names, owning and using the best ones for its brands and products.

Raid.com

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SC Johnson Acquires Raid.com Domain Name
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Did Stuff.com Domain Name Sell For $696,000 In 2015?

Michael Berkens of Most Wanted Domains / Worldwide Media sold the domain name Stuff.com in March 2015 for an undisclosed amount as reported by DotWeekly at the time of the sale, according to whois records.

Blucora Inc.

Publicly traded company Blucora, Inc. were the buyers and the domain name began forwarding (redirecting) to HowStuffWorks.com. Blucora Inc. was InfoSpace.com until switching names to Blucora Inc. in 2012 and InfoSpace became a subsidiary of Blucora. Blucora had recently acquired How Stuff Works from Discovery … Read the rest

Did Stuff.com Domain Name Sell For $696,000 In 2015?
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The Extreme Power Of Generic Domain Names

Domain names are vital to businesses, brands, marketing and so much more! One thing that so many companies fail to understand is the extreme power generic domain names hold.

Let me try to lay this out as clear as the blue sky, yet go into detail why!

Brand Name VS Generic

A companies brand name is a term that is taught (via marketing) and not always commonly known to individuals. A generic term is something that is already commonly known … Read the rest

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Domain Movers: Browns.com, Remote.com, Winnipeg.com + More

Some HUGE domain names in today’s domain name movers list, so let’s get right into it:

GoDaddy/NameFind sells 3 more, 3 letter .com domain names. Those included HWS.com, LJX.com and NZD.com. All went to a Chinese buyer. GoDaddy has to be running low on inventory for LLL .com’s now. They had over 100 from the Worldwide Media portfolio and sold those. They then secured 45 more when they purchased the Elite Domains portfolio and now those are almost … Read the rest

Domain Movers: Browns.com, Remote.com, Winnipeg.com + More
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My Thoughts: Walgreens Shutting Down Drugstore.com / Beauty.com

Maybe you heard it, maybe you didn’t… but Walgreens is shutting down two generic domain name websites they own and operate:

  • Drugstore.com
  • Beauty.com

They acquired the two, plus VisionDirect.com and SkinStore.com from some $420+ million in 2011 time frame.

When I read the news yesterday about the decision by Walgreens, Toys.com popped in my head. Toys R Us, which paid $5.1 Million  for only the domain name, killed off that generic/website which I wrote about here.

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My Thoughts: Walgreens Shutting Down Drugstore.com / Beauty.com
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Pinnacle Sports Buys Pinnacle.com Domain Name

Pinnacle Sports Worldwide, an online betting website, has purchased the premium generic domain name Pinnacle.com from Avnet, Inc. according to whois records.

Pinnacle Sports Worldwide

Avnet, a fortune 500 company acquired Pinnacle Data Systems Inc. in November 2011 for about $22 Million, which owned the Pinnacle.com domain name.

The domain name transferred out of corporate brand protection service MarkMonitor to SafeNames under privacy protection, but displays an email address for Pinnacle Sports.

Pinnacle.com whois record

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Jet.com Acquires Hayneedle, Large Generic Domain Owner

It was announced today that Jet.com has acquired Hayneedle for an undisclosed amount.

This transaction was of interest to me, has Hayneedle started out as Hammocks.com and is also a large owner of generic domain names. Based on whois records, Hayneedle, Inc. owns over 9,000+ domain names and it is unclear at this point in the deal if and what domain names were included in the transaction with Jet.com.

Jet.com

Some generic domain names owned by Hayneedle, Inc. include:

  • GiftBaskets.com
  • CoffeeMakers.com

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Jet.com Acquires Hayneedle, Large Generic Domain Owner
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Toys R Us Shuts Down $5.1 Million Toys.com Domain Website

In 2009 toy retailer giant Toys R Us successfully acquired the generic domain name Toys.com in an auction, and set up a website on the generic domain name shortly after to expand its reach and help control the important top spots in search engines for the highly searched term.

They did well with the domain/website and gained more organic SERP’s because of owning and using the domain name Toys.com to attract potential customers who naturally search for the term toysRead the rest

Toys R Us Shuts Down $5.1 Million Toys.com Domain Website
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Outcome Brokerage announces exclusive brokerage of category defining domains

Outcome Brokerage, the brokering outfit of seasoned domain broker, Ryan Colby, has announced a quartet of premium domains. Brokered exclusively through Outcome Brokerage, are the following category-defining domain names: Bicycle.com OrangeJuice.com RedWine.com Hardwoods.com Definitely a great selection of generic domain names, available exclusively through a very experienced domain broker. To place your offer for these […]

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GoMarch: Brandable Generic Domains W Buy Now Pricing

Welcome to GoMarch in a series I am highlighting domain names that GoDaddy.com has recently acquired from the Marchex domain name portfolio and are now listing the domain name with Buy Now pricing.

I highlight 5 generic domain names a day in this series. Today I’m putting a sole focus on “brandable” domains. I am also going to start wrapping up this series for a couple reasons…

Here we go:

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GoMarch: Brandable Generic Domains W Buy Now Pricing
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