Did Ryan Acquire Tax.com?
Earlier this year, I learned that Domain Holdings was brokering the Tax.com domain name. Although the asking price was not publicly shared, I surmised that it was probably in the high 6 or low 7 figure range. I conducted a poll, and while the results were spread out, the majority of people thought it was more of a mid 6 figure domain name.
I recently noticed a Whois registrant change in the Tax.com domain name. On September 1, 2013, the domain name was registered to Tax Analysts, the Falls Church, Virginia-based company that had engaged Domain Holdings to broker the domain name. On September 7, 2013, the domain name registrant changed to Ryan, Inc.
According to its website, Ryan, Inc. “is the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States.” When you visit Tax.com now, there is a coming soon landing page with Ryan branding.
I reached out to Domain Holdings CEO Jason Boshoff to ask about this potential domain sale, and he stated that “confidentiality agreements preclude us from commenting on the transaction.” I am assuming Domain Holdings did in fact broker this domain name, but there is the possibility that the company didn’t.
Whatever the case may be, it does appear that Tax.com is under new ownership, and it shows that Ryan understands the value of an exact match domain name of this calibur.
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