Did Block.com Sell Again?

In December 2020, Block.com was acquired by Chain Capital Holdings Ltd., along with the Chain.com domain. The company paid an undisclosed, but likely sizable sum, for these domain names.

Chain.com has now been developed by Chain Capital Holdings, but has the company sold Block.com?

Sedo’s Dave Evanson announced in January 2021 that he was exclusively brokering the sale of Block.com at an asking price of $2.5 million. Now, the name looks to have moved registrars from Gandi.net to Google Domains, with ownership details now obscured by WHOIS privacy protection.

Aside from Chain.com, Chain Capital Holdings also owns Reform.com and Assets.com, both registered at Gandi.net.

According to DomainIQ, Block.com’s registrar change happened around the beginning of May 2021. The domain no longer appears for sale at Sedo, either.

Navigating to Block.com, you’ll see a basic “coming soon” page that gives no clues as to who owns the name. Does the registrar change, the nameserver switch, and the removal of the domain from Sedo’s marketplace mean that the name has sold?

Unfortunately, Dave Evanson couldn’t comment on the domain name, but the evidence may suggest a sale happened recently.

 

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