Blockchain developer Alchemy, founded in 2017, performed a major domain name upgrade recently to coincide with a significant funding round.
According to DomainIQ’s WHOIS history, the name was owned by a software company named Software Alchemy until recently when the name moved into an escrow holding account owned by Greenberg & Lieberman LLC, the law firm behind the popular Escrow.domains escrow platform.
The move was first spotted on Twitter by Jamie Zoch:
Alchemy․com has had some whois activity and potentially may have sold. Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC added to whois record (Payments via Escrow․domains?), Google MX added, NS change to CloudFlare etc. I'd place a bet it sold.
— Jamie Zoch (@DotWeekly) April 27, 2021
Alchemy upgraded from the complicated Alchemyapi.io to the succinct Alchemy.com. The acquisition was confirmed by Alchemy in a series of tweets noting its transition from Alchemyapi.io to Alchemy.com:
— Alchemy (@AlchemyPlatform) April 28, 2021
The timing of Alchemy.com’s domain acquisition coincides with the company’s announcement of an $80 million Series B funding round, which moves the company’s total funding amount to $113.9 million to date.