Domain names can be prime property if they meet certain criteria. They can sell for millions of dollars if they’re just right. And since bitcoin has become an international phenomenon, you can bet that “bitcoin.com” would be in high demand.
Indeed it was, and on Thursday, Blockchain.info announced they’ve struck a five-year deal to exclusively manage the bitcoin.com domain name.
Blockchain.info is positioning itself to maintain and build its preeminence in the Bitcoin community by building strategic relationships that promote the understanding and usage of cryptocurrency. The Bitcoin.com domain name is the latest addition to a growing stable of products from Blockchain.info.
Already, the bitcoin.com page features a link to the Blockchain.info wallet, the company’s block chain explorer, and to Zeroblock, a subsidiary that aggregates news and presents chart data, in addition to a new trading service.
Our mission is to provide the tools and services that build on Bitcoin’s core strengths. We’re excited to create new learning experiences and introduce millions of users to Bitcoin as a result of this exclusive deal. Finally, Blockchain.info understands that it’s important to drive this education today so that tomorrow the whole community can benefit from the next generation of world class Bitcoin infrastructure and applications.
The company did not provide any information as to how much the deal went for, but with a domain name like that, you can probably bet it wasn’t cheap.
This week, Blockchain.info CEO Nic Cary took to Twitter to somewhat ambiguously express his excitement.
“I am so excited I can’t contain myself,” he wrote, possibly referring to this deal.
Blockchain.info continues to grow at an incredibly rapid pace. Not terribly long ago, the company announced the creation of their 1.5 millionth bitcoin web wallet.
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