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Netflix acquires Fast.com

Labeled as news in Domain Industry News, started by Arpit131, May 18, 2016

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  1. Arpit131

    Arpit131 Top Member Epik.com Staff VIP

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    George Kirikos shared that it looks like Netflix acquired the Fast.com domain name. Although the Fast.com Whois information still shows DNStination as its registrant, there is a new website on Fast.com that says “powered by Netflix” at the bottom. I think it is safe to assume that Netflix acquired Fast.com.

    The website appears to be an Internet speed test to show how fast a visitor’s connection is. The Fast.com FAQ page shares why Netflix is offering Fast.com: “We want our members to have a simple, quick, commercial-free way to estimate the speed their ISP is providing.”

    Although the purchase price of Fast.com has not been publicly shared to my knowledge, it must have been an expensive acquisition. Because Netflix is a publicly traded company, perhaps we will learn about the purchase price in a future filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.



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  2. doubleU

    doubleU Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Fascinating news, a switch involving millions I'm sure.
     
  3. rvo

    rvo Established Member

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    What an amazing name
     
  4. Skyvisum

    Skyvisum Top Contributor VIP

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    Big company doing big things with a big name purchase.They definitely have something up their sleeves.
     
  5. Daniel Errecart

    Daniel Errecart Established Member Flippa Staff

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    Interesting pick up, we'll see how it plays out
     
  6. Ali

    Ali Top Member Starfire Holdings PRO VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    Netflix seems to be quite into speed. With their speed test landing page on Fast.com, along with their dedicated ISP speed index page and who knows how much other behind the scenes data. Makes me think they could be making a play at becoming an ISP? Maybe? Who knows.

    To "back that up" (more like theorize some more) if they were going for a speed testing tool like their landing page, you'd figure they would acquire Speed.com instead? Or even a InternetSpeed.Netflix.com subdomain(like they did with their ISP speed index page: https://ispspeedindex.netflix.com/). But if they are making a play at becoming an ISP, Fast.com would make more sense as branding. At least within the confines of my head ;)

    Either way, timeless domain name and an incredibly solid acquisition.
     
  7. DomainAgents

    DomainAgents VIP Member DomainAgents VIP

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    Certainly interesting and you would have to imagine that there's a larger play behind this.
     
  8. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    What is more amazing is that fast.com still is 5M Alexa rank. That is an indicator for websites with under 20 uniques per day. And that is with the website on it, not just domain!

    Goes to show you that while name is important, it is not everything and you need strong project/idea etc. to make it work and add considerable value.

    Also this is why I don't trust when shitty names are being sold as traffic domains with hundreds of visitors a day.
     
  9. ZapNano

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    I agree, there are so many reason why such a name being purchased.
     
  10. DNScholar

    DNScholar DNScholar.com

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    For fastest downloads use Fast .com B-)
     

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