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Internet Real Estate Ltd Acquires DO.com

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    Two-letter .COM domain names are an extremely rare class of domain names. With just 676 in existence, their value has risen sharply over the past few years, thanks largely to participation from Chinese domain investors. What’s rarer than a two-letter .COM? Perhaps a two-letter .COM that is also a common English word.

    It seems that one such domain name has been acquired by Internet Real Estate Ltd, the company that Media Options Inc divested its domain portfolio to in 2016. The domain name in question is Do.com.

    Speculation started on November 25th after Media Options (@MediaOptions) CEO, Andrew Rosener, tweeted:


    Further news was not forthcoming, but one of Andrew’s replies to a follower asking for details said: “All in do time”. Was this a subtle clue?

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    Investor George Kirikos (@GeorgeK) researched this acquisition further and reached the conclusion that the domain in question is Do.com, which has just been confirmed. Do.com is a domain name with a long history.

    Owned by Microsoft for many years, Do.com changed hands in 2011, with Salesforce.com subsequently confirmed as the buyer. The domain became a part of the Salesforce.com network until January 2014 when the company announced that services on Do.com would be discontinued.

    Do.com was then sold to a San Francisco based startup called Do Meetings, who promptly rebranded to Do. On March 8th 2017, it was announced that Amazon Web Services acquired Do.

    Based on recent WHOIS history, the domain was unlocked and pending a transfer, but has since been locked and is now under WHOIS privacy at Hover, a division of Tucows.

    The deal was confirmed by Media Options' CEO Andrew Rosener, who clarified that Amazon had absolutely nothing to do with the deal.

    No details of the sale have been released, but it is almost certainly a deal worth six or seven figures. Congratulations to all parties involved in this deal.
     
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  7. TERADOMAIN

    TERADOMAIN Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    Thanks for sharing
     
  8. Kingslayer

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    Nice domain, thanks for sharing.
     
  9. elevator

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    Thanks for the information
     
  10. Grilled

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    What's the difference between Internet Real Estate LTD and MediaOptions?
     
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    A division of. Many domain businesses separate their portfolio into a separate business. Some times its for tax reasons but Media Options is Panamanian so there aren't taxes. You should do some research on them and see if you can dig up something
     
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    Awesome domain Guessing the dot org version was once owned by Arthur Do Consulting and now is reserved.

    There is the 8 million We.com sale to shoot for.

    Good Luck with it.
     
  13. Josh R

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    Nice acquisition.
     
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    Multi million dollar name.

    Extremely short and powerful
     
  15. Bros

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    Love it. Could be a stunning brand, for example, for any company that helps people form good habits or break bad habits.
     
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    Much a do about...
     
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    about a LOT. They can wait to sell it and you have dozens of hundred billion companies who could use this for an ad campaign.
     
  18. Mr. Deleted

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    I know, I was just using the word "do" because of the quote:

     
  19. BoothDomains

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    Details?
     
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    What is the difference between a domain investor and a domain broker?
     
  22. Mr. Deleted

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    One invests in domains, the other is a go-between for the buyer and seller.
     
  23. Grilled

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    But it seems that most of today's domain brokers do both.

    Which can lead to confusion during auction time.

    ie A broker (let's call her Andy) may sell a domain to a client (let's call him Prince).

    Prince may wish to resell the domain, so they call up Andy, and have her broker it. If Andy can't find a buyer within her email contacts, the domain may be put up at domain auction.

    At this point, it may be unknown who actually listed the domain: Andy or Prince?

    Without knowing if Prince had created a bidding handle (and depending on the auction venue), it may be difficult to know if he (the owner) is bidding on his own domain.

    But since Andy, the broker, is well known, it is easier to notice (depending on the venue) if the broker is bidding on a domain they had previously brokered. The optics may not look good; IMO, This is a gray area of being both a domain investor and a domain broker. How to know who's best interest is at hand if you're both a buyer, and seller?
     
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    Yes, I agree, I was just answering the difference, though the difference is getting a little more blurred.
     
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