Hello.com domain name transferred.
It appears Google has sold the domain name Hello.com.
The company used the domain name for a photo sharing service called “Hello” last decade. It later shut down the standalone service and eventually stopped using the domain name.
Last Friday it looks like Google transferred the domain name. The Hello.com domain name whois record showed a change of registrant from Google to “John Murphy” on April 4. The contact email address changed from Google to firstname.lastname@example.org as well.
Over the weekend the domain name was transferred from brand protection company Mark Monitor to GoDaddy and the domain is now using whois privacy to hide the owner’s identity.
This is definitely one to watch.
(Photo from Screenshots.com.)