Founded in 1972, Money is a personal finance brand that thrived under the ownership of Time Inc. The brand smartly acquired Money.com in the early Internet era, but it took until 2014 for a dedicated Money.com website to be established.
Naturally, with an asset like Money.com, the website soon proved to be a hit, growing its traffic steadily over the course of the past six years, with the domain and overall Money brand both included in the $2.8 billion acquisition of Time Inc by Meredith in 2018. Unfortunately, though, this wasn't deemed a key title and Meredith seemed keen to sell the Money brand, following Time, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated out of Meredith's door.
George prompted other industry participants to help discover more deals (details are available on how to do that by going here), and so I found another seven-figure domain deal that confirms a 2006 acquisition.
Despite their popularity and wealth, Mirror was operating on the Mirror.co domain, using the domain as one of the company's main hub for attracting new users to its service.
I cover his purchases because they're usually significant premium .COM domains acquired for at least five to six-figures. In a matter of years, Brent has amassed a portfolio of some of the best domains on the planet. He has managed to compile this portfolio thanks to the money he received when he sold his hosting company, HostGator for $300 million.
In the domain world, Verisign hosted the "25 Years of .COM" gala where Aron Meystedt was recognized as the owner of Symbolics.com, the first .COM ever registered.
I think it's often interesting to look back at the past to see just how much as changed, and how much has stayed the same. From a domain perspective, it's also fascinating to see what has happened to domains since they were sold. So, here are some notable sales from ten years ago in May 2010, and what has happened to those domains since. These sales come courtesy of DNJournal's archive, and domain history data is courtesy of DomainIQ.