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Detected: Andrew Rosener Buys Unchained.com; Nat Cohen Sells PartyNow.com...

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  1. James Iles

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    In this edition of Detected Domains, we take a look at some incredible acquisitions and sales from some of the most prominent domain name investors from the past few weeks. Thanks to DomainIQ’s suite of monitoring tools, we are able to detect some interesting domain purchases and sales that you may not know about.

    The Detected Domains series aims to give you inspiration in your own domaining activities.


    James Booth (@BoothDomains) sold the three-letter domain FNE.com. According to WHOIS, the new owner is an Estonian investor.

    @Braden Pollock acquired Motorized.com and Curlers.com to add to his portfolio of one-word .COM domain names.

    Elliot Silver (@EJS) bought the one-word domains Butterscotch.com and Jambalaya.com.

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    @Nat Cohen sold the domain PartyNow.com. The new WHOIS listing shows Chinese app developer Meitu as the buyer.

    Nat’s company also sold the domain Hornet.net to Sean Howell, the co-founder of the gay social network app Hornet.

    Andrew Rosener may have sold the domain Harbor.com after it moved under privacy protection at @Uniregistry.

    Andrew’s company, Media Options, bought Unchained.com. The domain currently has obvious connotations to blockchain and cryptocurrency technology.

    @Rick Schwartz purchase SelectCoin.com. According to DomainIQ, the name was acquired via a Pheenix auction.

    As announced on Twitter, Rick also sold ten three-number .COM domains in a multi-million sale. These domains are:
    • 346.com
    • 348.com
    • 238.com
    • 975.com
    • 750.com
    • 243.com
    • 295.com
    • 969.com
    • 239.com
    • 977.com
    According to Rick, these domains were purchased for a combined total of $700 in the late 1990s.

    As announced on the NamePros Blog, World Media Group looks to have sold Calendar.com to John Rampton, a serial entrepreneur who also owns domain names such as Due.com.

    @Mike Mann announced the sales FeedDepot.com for $20,000 and BestDrummers.com for $2,888.



    Data courtesy of DomainIQ.


    Update on Nov 20, 2017: A representative from Chinese registrar eName confirmed via Twitter that they brokered the sale of @Nat Cohen's PartyNow.com to Meitu.
     
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  6. Bros

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    Unchained.com is awesome, the value of that domain has probably increased massively over the last couple years.
     
  7. James Iles

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    Agreed. Excellent domain
     
  8. Govind Kumar

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    Thanks for sharing .
     
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    A few months ago @tonecas wrote about FNE.com selling for $26k on Flippa...

    Curlers.com sold for $2,501 via NameJet last month. http://www.namejet.com/Pages/Auctions/StandardDetails.aspx?auctionid=3992099

    Motorized.com sold for $2,700 via NameJet earlier this month. http://www.namejet.com/Pages/Auctions/StandardDetails.aspx?auctionid=3993543

    upload_2017-11-20_16-11-41.png Sold from featured account: http://www.namejet.com/featuredauctions/7pbv4ugj



    Cool sales @Nat Cohen !

    The make offer page hasn't been removed from MO. https://www.mediaoptions.com/brokered-domains/harbor-com

    Harbor.com had been discussed on Sherpa HERE

    @James Iles - do you know anything else about the sale, or are you just reporting on the WHOIS change?

    October 2016 Unchained.com redirected to the below screenshot (courtesy of DomainTools)
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    Looking at the historical WHOIS, the owner of Unchained.com was Lendvo LLC on September 15th, 2017. Lendvo.com is in the domain capital business. I don't know much about Lendvo.com. I noticed Lend.me had a Lendvo.com WHOIS in September of 2016.

    Unchained.com historical WHOIS: upload_2017-11-20_16-34-42.png
    Lend.me Historical WHOIS upload_2017-11-20_16-38-12.png

    Kudos to @Rick Schwartz !

    What does one do after making a few million bucks? Go to Disney Land or go on a mission to combat questionable domain auctions? :]

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  10. hookbox

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    When you borrow money against a domain with Lendvo the domain is put under contract and the whois changes to Lendvo whois. Someone must have borrowed money on the name and defaulted on the loan so Lendvo sold it off.
     
  11. tldboss

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    Congrats to Drew, unchained is a awesome + acquired at the right time, wow
     
  12. Mahouni

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    Yeah Unchained.com is right on money. Congrats to buyer.
     
  13. Lloyd Lefkowitz

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    Wow these are very impressive domains!
     
  14. James Iles

    James Iles NamePros Writer PRO Business Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    Thanks for your analysis here, very interesting :)

    Regarding Media Options' potential sale of Harbor.com, I am simply reporting on the fact that the domain has gone into WHOIS privacy, along with the fact that the domain no longer resolves. I was told by Media Options that they couldn't comment either way.
     
  15. xynames

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    Unchained might be good, but Django wasn't! Tarantino has been going steadily downhill for years now.
     
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