Facebook Confirmed as Buyer of Bulletin.com

Facebook has acquired another premium domain name to add to its portfolio that includes FB.com, i.org, and F8.com. An updated WHOIS listing shows that the social media giant has now become the registrant for Bulletin.com.

News of Facebook’s possible purchase of Bulletin.com broke at the end of May, when Jamie Zoch noticed that the Bulletin.com domain had seemingly sold:

At the time, the domain was registered to Hogan Lovells LLP, a Parisian legal firm that is known to represent Facebook for its intellectual property acquisitions. An updated WHOIS record now shows that Bulletin.com has been transferred to Facebook’s ownership, confirming speculation:

A recent article from Recode, which I reported on, speculated that Facebook paid in excess of $6 million for Bulletin.com, which is reportedly due to host a Facebook subscription newsletter project named Bulletin. A specific figure hasn’t been confirmed, but Facebook hasn’t been afraid to spend big bucks to get a domain name. Notably, it acquired FB.com for $8.5 million in 2011.

About James Iles

James Iles is a domain name industry writer and publisher of JamesNames.com. You can contact me here, or follow me on Twitter @jamesiles.

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melanie
melanie
1 month ago

good investigative work. noticing that social media companies are getting into newsletters, a few through acquisitions.