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A clue in Zoom’s IPO filing hints at Zoom.com purchase price.
Late last year video conferencing company Zoom acquired the domain name Zoom.com. A new clue suggests that the company might have paid $2 million to acquire the domain name.
Zoom just filed to go public and its S-1 filing shows intangible asset purchases of $2.018 million in the fiscal year that ended January 31, 2019.
George Kirikos pointed out on twitter that $2.018 million is exactly what the company would have paid if it used Escrow.com to complete a $2.0 million transaction:
For a $2,000,000 domain name transaction paid via wire at https://t.co/i8MQK0GIO6 , the fees just happen to be $17,800.00. $2,000,000 + $17,800 = $2,017,800 which is the same as $2,018,000 when rounded to the nearest $1,000. Coincidence? @andrewrosener @MediaOptions @zoom_us
— George Kirikos (@GeorgeKirikos) March 23, 2019
It’s possible that Zoom acquired other IP last year, but $2 million seems about right for this domain name given the circumstances.
The last known sales price for Zoom.com was $350,000 in equity back in 2010. That included the domain name and some intellectual property.
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Burl.com sold for the third time in 12 years and the second time in less than one year. The domain closed at $24,555 on NameJet and was the top close for Wednesday. The name sold for just $5,088 in April of 2018. That sale was down from the previous sale 11 years before at $5,805. […]
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#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold between 3/11/2019 – 3/17/2019 topped by Vivlio.com – Means “book” in #Greek
Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the days spanning March 11th, 2019 – March 17th, 2019. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. As a side note, GreatDomain auctions at Sedo are now bi-monthly. This report contains 7 domains sold in the […]
For more than a decade, Ron Jackson has been producing his domain industry publication DNJournal. It’s been regarded as a “go-to” industry publication for his weekly sales reports and his “cover stories”, featuring prominent industry profiles, but did you know that Ron didn’t even own DomainNameJournal.com. OMG Ron you don’t own all variations of your domain? How could you even conduct a successful business?!
The site has always operated under DNJournal.com name (DN being an industry acronym for Domain Name) and over the last decade I’d say Ron has done a great job of making that a name we all know and trust. I would venture to guess most of us in the industry call it by DNJournal. Even so, from a brand perspective it probably would be smart for Ron to pick up DomainNameJournal.com too. Ron already owns DomainJournal.com and NameJournal.com, in case you were wondering.
A few weeks ago the domain name DomainNameJournal.com expired and more recently went to auction at NameJet, with the closing slated for December 22nd. The final sales price ended up being $250. The winner was none other than Ron Jackson. There were a couple of bidder IDs that showed up early : “pheenix”, “aaaaaaaaa” and “thegeneral1979″ but there wasn’t much competition. It really feels like the name was not bid up at all . . . maybe as a courtesy to a really great guy.
Unsure about who was bidding for Ron or if he was bidding, I reached out to make sure he had his sights on this name. He replied with an interesting story about domainers and “dick moves”.
I don’t know if you know the story behind that domain. Goes all the way back to the end of 2002 when I asked people at DNForum to help me pick a name from a few options I listed. They picked DNJournal which I liked best as well, so I registered that name. Within a few days, some other forum member from Canada (forget his name – Lorenzo or something like that) registered DomainNameJournal.com and tried to sell it to me. At the time I was too stupid to consider registering other variations of the name. He has held it for 12 years and I was determined I would never let him profit from it (at least from me as I thought his initial action was a dick move). Others who inquired said he wanted $1500. I would have gone that high in this auction but would never have given it to him.”
What do you think? Was it a “dick move” ? IMHO it was.
Here’s one the older DNF threads where the former owner talks about owning this name : http://dnforum.com/threads/forgive-me.18710/#post-135923 . Many of DNFs older threads seem to be missing.
I’m just glad to see after all these years to see Ron the new owner of DomainNameJournal.com