Company that applied for seven new TLDs buys a coveted two letter domain name.
UK Financial firm IG Group has acquired the domain name IG.com, which was previously used by a Brazilian search portal.
According to IP Pro The Internet, the company announced the deal to the press, although I can’t locate the actual announcement nor any information about the deal other than the IP Pro article. Even the IP Pro article does not yet appear to be indexed in Google.
Nonetheless, the acquisition is confirmed on IG.com and via whois, which shows the ownership change in March. Archive.org shows that IG put up a placeholder site on the domain back in March as well.
An affiliate of the acquiring company, IG Group Holdings PLC, has applied for seven new top level domain names including .spreadbetting, .forex, .cfd, .trading, .nadex, .markets, and .broker.
I can’t find a financial disclosure from IG regarding the purchase price, but will update this story if it becomes available.