As announced in a press release today, Good Sam, a provider of products for the RV and outdoor recreation consumer purchased RV.com for an undisclosed sum. The domain name was owned by Dometic Group, another supplier for the RV and Marine Industries.
The company is planning to develop the domain name into a new site by August 2013 and is hoping to benefit from 20,000 links the site currently has according to the press release. The site will cater to the “Good Sam Club” member base and offer information, access to new and used RVs, how-to videos as well as social components.
“The term “RV” defines not just a type of vehicle, it defines a lifestyle,” said Good Sam Chairman and CEO, Marcus Lemonis. “We strive to be the one-stop shop for everything in the RV lifestyle and integrating www.RV.com into our suite of Web-based services for RVers further solidifies our position as the leader in this industry.”
The whois of the domain has yet to be updated to the new owner.
[Hat tip to Mike of Domain Guardians]
Freshbooks just sent out an announcement from their CEO Mike McDerment to their clients – which include my own company (DomainCocoon). The company will become “Cloud Accounting” – there’s just one little snag. The domain CloudAccounting.com is already owned by an accountant in London. Of course he noticed the name change as well.
So here’s the news: from this day forward, FreshBooks is Cloud Accounting. We’ve taken notice of what you are saying and we’re changing the way we talk about ourselves so it is more consistent with how you talk about FreshBooks. We’ve also taken notice of how your needs have changed. And while we have a culture of “show, not tell” at FreshBooks, I will share that our transition to “cloud” will deliver against some of your emerging needs and reinforce the “accounting” component of our evolution.
Read the full announcement here on the Freshbooks blog.
Do you think Freshbooks should have attempted to buy the domain name first? At the moment it appears to be just a tagline (it was “online invoicing” before), but even then, should they not try to do the domain name? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
With this acquisition, Remark Media will expand its online personal finance ecosystem that will serve as the go-to destination for users seeking actionable financial advice. The hub of this ecosystem is DimeSpring.com–currently in beta–which offers original content and an interactive platform for consumers to share experiences and interact with the world’s leading financial experts.
Currently, Banks.com, Inc.’s web properties provide users with finance-related content and services. The advertising-supported website, Banks.com offers access to financial news, interest-rate tables and financial calculators. Banks.com, Inc.’s other properties offer access to related financial services, including: online tax information and preparation assistance through IRS.com; online tax extensions through FileLater.com; and online brokerage services through MyStockFund.com.
Remark Media will redesign and integrate Banks.com, IRS.com and the other newly acquired sites with DimeSpring.com, providing a comprehensive suite of financial content, conversation and services for users. Plans include: shifting the Banks.com websites onto Remark Media’s digital media platform; dramatically enhancing the content offerings and user experience; and adding new social features and interactive elements. The redesigned Banks.com sites, scheduled to launch in the fall, will offer new features including content recommendations and social tools, and newsletters that are personalized to individuals’ particular needs. Additionally, they will incorporate responsive design that allows content to be optimized on all devices.
[via Press Release]
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