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04|22|2008 09:19 am EDT

DRT: TrafficZ purchases NameIntelligence/DomainTools

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Up to the Minute

As heard by our staff at the DomainRoundtable conference in San Francisco this week, it is rumored that TrafficZ (or it’s parent company Thought Convergence) is buying NameIntelligence, the parent company of the DomainTools.com website and organizer of the DomainRoundtable conference. The price is said to be 16-18 million USD. TrafficZ also is one of the main sponsors of the Targeted T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference & expo.

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6 Comments

Tony

April 22, 2008 @ 6:36 pm EDT

Frank….

Is this confirmed? Any latest news? Makes perfect sense….

Tony

SM

April 23, 2008 @ 12:23 am EDT

how does it even make “perfect sense”..?

Sergio

April 23, 2008 @ 3:42 pm EDT

DomainTools for only $16-$18 million? I believe that NameIntelligence is undervalued at this prize – more the better for TrafficZ, especially considering the exposure that they’re getting with the Google whois deal. A bargain considering the $65 million that Oversee.net paid for Moniker. I think TrafficZ made a very wise investment and are positioning themselves at the forefront of innovation in the domain name space by having made this purchase. Please keep us updated, thanks.

Frank Michlick

April 23, 2008 @ 3:52 pm EDT

We still have no official confirmation/denial of this rumor.

DomainTools is getting a great deal of the Google deal (integrating domain lookups on DomainTools into search results), I agree. I am sure that Google is also getting access to historical whois data, which helps them in better evaluating websites and domains.

/FM

Antoinette

May 7, 2008 @ 11:11 am EDT

When I checked the Thought Convergence website, it says that they are basically Tafficz and Idea.net which is a new division they are starting. This deal must be receiving a lot of outside financing if the backbone of the organization is a small domain parking company. Anyone know any more about TC?

Frank Michlick

May 7, 2008 @ 5:12 pm EDT

They also own LeaseThis.com, the domain leasing company.

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