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Originally named Monaco, using the Mona.co domain, the company rebranded to Crypto.com in 2018 after it acquired the Crypto.com domain name from its original owner, Matt Blaze. It has been reported that the company paid $12 million for Crypto.com, but that figure has never been substantiated. In 2021, Crypto.com also bought Crypto.org in a deal brokered by Media Options.
Exodus upgraded from Exodus.io to Exodus.com after acquiring the domain from telecom giant CenturyLink for a reported $1,945,000. Again, the deal was facilitated by Media Options. The domain acquisition took place in Q1 of 2021, and the crypto wallet company wasted little time in moving its website and assets to the premium domain name.
Ledger has become the hardware wallet of choice for many cryptocurrency holders, but did you know that the company started life on LedgerWallet.com? In 2018, Ledger paid an undisclosed fee to acquire Ledger.com from a Massachusetts-based newspaper called the Patriot Ledger. More recently, Ledger looks to have paid $120,000 to acquire the Ledger.io domain name, although as of publishing, it hasn’t put the name to use.
Also in 2018 was the sale of Liquid.com. According to NameBio, Liquid.com sold for $750,000 in a deal brokered by Starfire Holdings. Now, the domain is used by Quoine’s cryptocurrency exchange, aptly named Liquid. The Japanese company raised $105 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017 followed by a Series C funding round in 2019 that reportedly valued Quoine’s subsidiary Liquid at over $1 billion.
Other than being a sign of the zodiac, Gemini is known as the digital currency exchange founded in 2014 by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss of Facebook fame. The twins acquired Gemini.com prior to publicly launching. According to WHOIS history, it was acquired from Gemini Performance Solutions Inc.
Currency.com is one of the strongest names you could own in any financial industry. The founders of Currency.com also own a sister company named Capital.com, so it’s safe to say that domain names are key to the running of these online companies! Currency.com, founded in 2018, offers a regulated crypto exchange.
If you’ve studied cryptocurrency at all, you’ve likely come across Cointelegraph, a leading news site for blockchain, crypto, and fintech trends. Founded in 2013, the company has a vast viewership, with SimilarWeb estimating that Cointelegraph.com receives over 10 million visitors per month. Despite operating on Cointelegraph.com, the company does own CT.com, which redirects to its main website. Andrew Rosener, the CEO of Media Options, confirmed that his company brokered the sale of CT.com to Cointelegraph.