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Publicly Traded Co. That Owns Apartment.com/Apartments.com Buys Land.com

Posted on the 24 July 2015 by Worldwide @thedomains

The ultra premium domain name Land.com has been purchased by CoStar Realty Information, Inc. according to whois records who also goes by CoStar Group and is a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ (CSGP) and has a market cap of almost $7 Billion Dollars.

CoStar is no stranger to premium generic domain names as they also own Apartment.com and Apartments.com.

According to Wikipedia: “CoStar Group, Inc. is an American commercial real estate information and marketing provider with headquarters in Washington, DC. The company has approximately 2,500 employees.”

In April 2014, CoStar Group Inc completed the acquisition of Apartments.com for $585 million as reported by the WashingtonPost.com

According to Forbes.com: CoStar Group is #15 on the Forbes Innovative Growth Companies List with a $6.5 Billion Enterprise Value although the market cap is now higher.

The domain name was owned by? That is a bit of a question as the domain name was listed in whois as owned by DomainCapital.com since 2008 and then on June 22, 2015 changed registrants to Ari Goldberger of Esqwire.com. Then on July 17, 2015 whois records shows Cyntia King of Marksmen, Inc. Marksmen is a domain buy service. Name servers changed to Comlaude.com also at that time.

Digging a bit further back into whois history records, Anything.com had owned Land.com in 2008 prior to registrants changing to DomainCapital.com on September 30, 2008 and DomainCapital.com was shown as the registrant all the way up to the June 22, 2015 registrant change to Ari.

Land.com has been registered since April 29, 1993.

Here is the updated whois record showing CoStar Group as the new owners of the domain name.

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According to CoStarGroup.com they have the brands: CoStar.com, Apartments.com, BizBuySell.com, LoopNet.com, Showcase.com, CityFeet.com, ShopProperty.co.uk and LandAndFarm.com to mention a few.

I have reached out to Ari Goldberger for comment but have not heard back yet at time of publication.


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