Messaging platform acquired bird.com after an auction sale last year fell through.
MessageBird, an omnichannel communications platform, has acquired the domain name Bird.com.
Last year, the domain appeared to have sold in an auction for $2.5 million but the sale fell through.
In November last year, I noticed the Whois for the domain changed. The seller and Monte Cahn of Right of the Dot confirmed the domain name sold but could not provide further details. Right of the Dot held the original auction for the domain and brokered the transaction to MessageBird.
One commenter on Domain Name Wire suggested that MessageBird might be the buyer because the Whois record reflected an owner in the Netherlands, where MessageBird is located. That person was correct.
The domain entered the Pending Transfer state last week and moved to MarkMonitor. The updated Whois record reflects MessageBird B.V. as the owner.
As of right now, bird.com does not forward to MessageBird.com.
Over 25,000 companies use MessageBird’s platform, including Facebook, Uber and Airbnb.
Bird scooter may regret passing on Bird*com if their company grows and expands beyond scooters.
One word dot-Coms are must haves for startups in 2022.
A little bird (ha!) informed us that MessageBird ended up coughing up more than $10 million for the prized domain name thanks to the bidding war, but we can’t independently confirm that, so take it with a grain of bird seed (ha!).
Andrew Allemann says
That would be surprising given the results of the original auction, and certainly a great result for the seller.
Hmm, I have WinkBird.Com. Maybe someday they will come after it.