Goebel Fixture Company sells GF.com to GlobalFoundries.
Semiconductor company GlobalFoundries appears to have acquired the two letter domain name GF.com earlier this year. Historical Whois records show the domain transferred in late March or early April.
Goebel Fixture Company, a company that sells fixtures and displays for luxury retail, owned the domain for at least two decades and might have been the original registrant in 1995. It changed its web address to goebelfc.com.
In a message on its website, Goebel Fixture Company announced:
As Goebel evolves, we are updating our digital presence. Our domain name is changing from gf.com to goebelfc.com.
Changing our domain name to goebelfc.com makes it easier for our customers to find us online, and our commitment is to continually serve our customers.
I don’t think it will make it easier for customers, but I’m sure GlobalFoundries found a value that made the fixtures company decide it was worth the hassle of changing domain names.
GlobalFoundries currently forwards GF.com to its website at GlobalFoundries.com.
Hat tip: Michael Wibbeke of managed IP GmbH