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Microsoft Sells (or Places for Sale)

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

Domain name transfers to IP protection company.

An old Microsoft domain name has changed hands.

The whois record for 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 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. 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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