2 Clubhouse Companies VS 1 Clubhouse.com Domain

There were 2 company named Clubhouse before.
One was a Social Video App company ( Hereinafter as “Clubhouse App”) which use the domain JoinClubhouse.com

Another was a Software Company focused in Collaboration Products (Hereinafter as “Clubhouse Software”), which use the domain Clubhouse.io.

It is interesting that none of them use the perfect domain Clubhouse.com.

What happened later is more interesting.

The “Clubhouse App”(JoinClubhouse.com) acquired the domain Clubhouse.com and upgraded its domain to Clubhouse.com quickly.

The “Clubhouse Software”(Clubhouse.io) acknowledged that it lose the chance to acquire the domain Clubhouse.com.Then it acquired Shortcut.com and rebrand its company name to Shortcut.

2-step to query detailed WHOIS data of .com/net/tv/cc domains

For .com/.net/.cc/.tv domains(Verisign is the registry of these domain extentions),The Registry Whois Server of Verisign don’t allow to obtain the detailed Whois data whith Whois query,But we cant get it from the Registrar Whois Server if it is allowed,Here are the 2 steps.

1.Get the Registrar Whois Server from the registry.

2.Get detailed WHOIS data from the Registrar Whois Server.

Example: http://glovo.com/wps/wordpress/?s=facebook.com

Accenture acquired domain: AFS.com for $2M USD

A 3-letter domain AFS.com was sold for $2M USD,The detail WHOIS data changed yesterday.It indicate that the buyer is Accenture.It seems that Accenture acquired this domain for Accenture Federal Services ( services for goverment).The domain is also forwarding to Accenture.

Due to the uniqueness of domain, and Accenture is a fortune 500 company with Market Cap over 200 Bn USD. All other companies with same name “AFS” lose their chance to use AFS.com.

AFS.COM WHOIS info by Glovo.com WHOIS Lookup

The domain NFT.com sold for $2M USD

Non-Fungible Token (NFT) is a unit of data stored on a digital ledger, called a blockchain, that certifies a digital asset to be unique and therefore not interchangeable.NFTs can be used to represent items such as photos, videos, audio, and other types of digital files. Access to any copy of the original file, however, is not restricted to the buyer of the NFT. While copies of these digital items are available for anyone to obtain, NFTs are tracked on blockchains to provide the owner with a proof of ownership that is separate from copyright.

The NFT market value tripled in 2020, reaching more than $250 million. During the first quarter of 2021, NFT sales exceeded $2 billion

Considering the booming of NFT since 2020, $2M USD for this domain is relatively cheap.