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Monte Cahn and Joe Uddeme Team Up to Sell Curve.com

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By James Iles, Nov 4, 2017
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    Today we are able to confirm the that the incredible one-word domain name Curve.com has just been sold in a transaction brokered by Right Of the Dot's Monte Cahn and NameExperts.com's Joe Uddeme. The news, confirmed by Monte earlier today, comes as the domain's WHOIS moves into "Pending Transfer" status.

    According to DomainIQ, the Curve.com domain name was owned by General Motors LLC until earlier this year when the domain name owner's identity was obscured as it moved to a generic CSC Corporate WHOIS listing. Around the same time, the domain also started to show a "for sale" notice.

    Since the name is currently in "Pending Transfer" status, the buyer cannot be identified. However, a Google search shows several potential buyers, with one of the most likely being Fintech startup Curve. The company, created in 2015, currently uses the ImagineCurve.com domain name, but may now be able to afford an upgrade after securing $10 million in funding just a couple of months ago.

    Sadly, Monte was unable to confirm a sales price, but it's likely that this is a six-figure sale. The last publicly disclosed sale of a one-word .COM domain to a Fintech startup was the $420,000 sale of Wave.com. Could Curve.com fetch a similar price tag?

    Monte also revealed that Right of the Dot is now taking submissions for NamesCon 2018's live domain auction. The only domain names that Monte is looking for are "super-premium" domains such as two-letter .COM's, three-letter .COM's or single-word .COM's. There is a submission page available at the ROTD website.

    Congratulations to both Monte (@mcahn) and Joe (@Joe Uddeme) on teaming up to sell Curve.com. We'll aim to update this article as soon as the buyers can be revealed.

    Update on Nov 7, 2017: The domain name has now transferred to show Brent Oxley, founder of HostGator, as the owner.
     
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  6. elevator

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    Thanks, @James Iles for this information. Curve.com.is a great name.
     
  7. hookbox

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    Great name. 500k+
     
  8. A G CHAUDHARI

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    Thanks for this information.
     
  9. 1Darko

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    Nice - Congrats!:xf.smile:
     
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    "Monte also revealed that Right of the Dot is now taking submissions for NamesCon 2018's live domain auction. The only domain names that Monte is looking for are "super-premium" domains such as two-letter .COM's, three-letter .COM's or single-word .COM's. There is a submission page available at the ROTD website."

    Wot, none of those gtld thingies that dominated the past Namescon auctions?
    ROTD is now officially .com!
     
  11. pablohc86

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    I prefer Wave.com but yeah maybe this curve.com sold for an higher amount..
     
  12. hookbox

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    I agree Wave is better but it sold about a year and a half ago in a bankruptcy auction so the price may have been lower than what it should have been.
     
  13. kandyan

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    Thanks for sharing..
     
  14. Yong1

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    Will the be accepting new gTLDs? Is it a definite no-go??
    If it is- then it gets you wondering since Monte thought gTLD's had good potential long term...
     
  15. wot

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    The Namescon conference 2 years ago had to be the most incestuous gathering of ngtld pushers ever. Those days are gone,unless some of the sponsors have a few juicy keywords to throw in the mix.
    Simply my opinion.:xf.smile:
     
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    Congratulations to Monte and Joe! Great name.
     
  17. James Iles

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    Update: The domain name has now transferred to show Brent Oxley, founder of HostGator as the owner.
     
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