Big funding, big domain acquisition.
Security analytics company Panther Labs has just performed a major domain name upgrade.
Founded in 2018, Panther Labs has a mission to “make security monitoring fast,” according to its website. The team behind Panther Labs, which now consists of 100 employees, has created a valuable service used by some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including Dropbox, Zapier, and Coinbase.
Its 300% customer base growth in 2021 has helped the company raise $120 million in Series B funding. According to a Panther Labs press release, this now puts the company at a $1.4 billion valuation.
While the majority of Panther’s new capital will reportedly go towards accelerating product development, the company has seemingly used some of that funding to upgrade its domain.
According to Whois data, Panther Labs, which currently operates on RunPanther.io, has purchased the phenomenal domain Panther.com.
Panther has had a rewarding start as a B2B service provider and as a young company, RunPanther.io suited the company well.
For its expansion plans, upgrading to Panther.com is a logical step. Since its website is essentially the company’s shop window, it makes sense for Panther to display its shopfront on its exact-match .com domain, Panther.com.
Panther.com has a sense of permanence and instant trust that RunPanther.io lacks.
Interestingly, Panther Labs acquired Panther.io earlier this year but still opted to acquire Panther.com.
According to DomainIQ’s WHOIS history tool, Panther.com was previously owned by Reflex Publishing, Inc. This Florida-based company owns an enviable set of domain names, including LN.com, High.com, and Apply.com, to name just three.
Reflex Publishing is not known for parting with its domain names, but audio app Clubhouse managed to acquire Clubhouse.com from the company earlier this year.