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Microsoft Sells (or Places for Sale) Do.com

June 25, 2011Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, marksmen, microsoft, namequiverComments Off on Microsoft Sells (or Places for Sale) Do.com

Domain name transfers to IP protection company.

An old Microsoft domain name has changed hands.

The whois record for Do.com changed yesterday from Microsoft to Glendale, California company Marksmen.

Marksmen is an intellectual property company that often helps companies acquire domain names. But it also owns NameQuiver, a domain name brokerage that sells domains on behalf of other companies.

NameQuiver was the seller broker for the now complete $2.6 million Social.com sale. That domain was sold through a Moniker auction to an as-yet-unnamed buyer.

If Microsoft were just using Marksmen as a broker the domain probably would have remained in Microsoft’s name, so my verdict here is that the domain has sold.

Do.com was originally registered in 1995. Lately it merely forwarded to a Bing query for “do”, which is common for Microsoft’s unused domain names.


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Marksmen Gets Into Domain Sales Business

November 29, 2010Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, marksmenComments Off on Marksmen Gets Into Domain Sales Business

Company known for acquisitions starts pushing domain names for sale.

Intellectual Property firm Marksmen is starting to play both sides of the field.

The company has long been known in the domain name industry as a stealth domain name acquisition company. It works on behalf of large companies “who want to keep their identity and costs on the down low.”

Now the company is getting into the sales side as well, launching a site called Name Quiver. The company is currently marketing some big money domains including Social.com, Juice.com, WorldClock.com, and BasketballDraft.com.

It looks like Juice.com was acquired from Microsoft earlier this year.

Marksmen has been somewhat controversial in the domain name community for some of its tactics. For example, it tried to acquire the domain name Oasis.com on behalf of a client. When it was unsuccessful the client filed a UDRP and used a sworn affidavit from Marksmen attesting to the domain owner’s price demands.


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