Keolis Buys Hove.com for New Brand


Keolis, a multinational public transport group has launched a new entity, Hove. The company managed to secure its exact-match .com, too.

The multi-billion-dollar French company, with more than 68,500 employees, announced the creation of Hove in a press release in March 2022. According to the press release, Hove will be “dedicated to the design and deployment of digital tools to boost shared mobility.”

It comprises a team of 110 mobility data experts in what sounds like a major investment by Keolis.

Smartly, Keolis has secured Hove.com for its new entity.

Hove is a dictionary word defined as “the past tense of heave,” and the Hove.com domain was previously owned by GoDaddy’s NameFind portfolio. GoDaddy looks to have originally acquired Hove.com as part of a collection of names it bought from Tucows in 2017.

Keolis took ownership of Hove.com at the beginning of April 2022, according to available Whois data. As recently as December, Hove.com hosted a landing page prompting visitors to buy the domain via GoDaddy’s Afternic marketplace.

Along with Hove.com, Keolis bought Hove.io. Both names currently redirect to Kisio.com, a subsidiary of Keolis.

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