Confirmed: Microsoft Acquired Teams.com

In December 2020, DomainInvesting.com confirmed that premium portfolio holder Anything.com sold Teams.com to a then-unknown MarkMonitor client.

There was some speculation that the domain name had been acquired by Microsoft since Microsoft’s domain portfolio is managed by MarkMonitor, and notably, Microsoft has an application called Teams that has become a go-to app for companies and schools alike during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, I noticed that WHOIS data for the Teams.com domain name had been updated on April 19, 2021:

That WHOIS information now shows Microsoft as the owner of Teams.com. Before April 19, 2021, the domain’s registrant information was displaying MarkMonitor’s default details, obscuring the real identity of the owner.

With Microsoft’s ownership now confirmed, will the company start to use the domain? As of writing, Teams.com is not resolving, but nameservers have been updated to show Microsoft nameservers. Similar nameservers are used for Microsoft products such as Live.com, Outlook.com, and Surface.com. Microsoft’s acquisition price is still unknown.

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