Quidsi Acquires Vine.com
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Quidsi Acquires Vine.com, One Of The First Domain Names Registered

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Quidsi is the new registrant of Vine.com, and a beta website has already been launched by the company. Vine.com is now home to a completely “green” website. According to the about us page:

“At Vine.com, everything’s green. Shop thousands of Vine-reviewed products from paraben-free skin care and natural cleaners to organic snacks, sustainably-made décor & more.”

Vine.com joins the ranks of Quidsi’s other descriptive domain names such as Diapers.com, Soap.com, Wag.com, YoYo.com, and Casa.com. Because it appears the transaction was completed in private, a sale price was not released.

The domain name came into the possession of Quidsi just last week, on September 27, 2012. Prior to this, it was registered to a Delaware based company called Gaugin, LLC, which took possession of the domain name on September 11, 2012. Just prior to that (on September 10, 2012), the domain name was registered to DNStination, Inc.

According to DomainTools, at the beginning of September, Vine.com was owned by Vine Technology, a company based in Sherman Oaks, California. The company appears to have been the original registrant, dating back to April 23, 1987. Vine.com holds the title of one of the 100 earliest domain names ever registered, coming in at #68 on the list.

Thanks to George Kirikos for the tip


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Comments (6)

    John

    I don’t get how Vine.com is equates a “Green” website. Plenty of better descriptive names out there for that space.

    October 1st, 2012 at 3:29 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I assume that it’s a play off of “fresh off the vine.”

      October 1st, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Ron

    It is short, and descriptive, great marketing move.

    October 1st, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    NameConnect

    Reminds me of Aron’s acquisition of the first domain ever registered: Symbolics.com. That was some great news ;)

    October 1st, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    EM @ KING.NET

    Hi Elliot,

    Vine.com another great acquisition by Quidsi.

    If we follow by the number 1-100, it is listed at no.71 :) , and yes it own by Gaugin LLC the last time I checked it, and I listed it as ‘inactive’ during that time, not resolving to a website.

    http://www.king.net/domain-reports/domain-ranks/

    Thanks for sharing.

    October 2nd, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Alex

    Reminds me of ‘grapevine’. I thought it was a wine site. Not a fan of the name.

    October 3rd, 2012 at 12:16 pm

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