Rook Media Acquires Domain Sponsor

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rook has just announced today that it acquired, after sold the moniker and snapnames (includes & to the (NASDAQ:WWW) last month, once again sell their monetization business.

Here’s the announcement:

Google+ Michael Berkens, announced today that Rook Media, has acquired,’s monetization business along with its parked domain portfolio.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. which once owned the domain name registrar, which was the 7th domain name registrar in the world at the time of acquisition , the auction platform, was the largest dropping domain name aftermarket with exclusive deals with registrars like and and at the time of acquisition and grew into the largest monetization (parking) service, is now left with a few developed web properties.

According to the press release Over 230 million unique users per month visit DomainSponsor’s direct navigation ad network.

According to a press release put out by RookMedia, they “deliver over 680 ad impressions every second and is the largest parking company based in Europe.”

Rook Says they are especially competitive in international domain monetization, the platform has quickly grown to manage over 12.5 million domains in just three years.

“Rook Media was founded by five domain professionals who all have over a decade of experience running industry-defining domain monetization platforms. That know-how has allowed Rook Media to significantly raise payment standards and realize substantial growth in the domain space, operating a platform that served over 12 million domain names in 2013.”

“The combination of Rook Media and DomainSponsor is a game changer for our industry,” noted CEO Ash Rahimi. “These two companies complement each other’s strengths and will provide our customers with the best US and international domain monetization solution. With unmatched relationships with the biggest advertising providers in the industry and our combined in-house technology solutions, there has literally never been a better way to monetize domains.”

“With the completion of this transaction, Oversee can now focus on more aggressively developing its growth businesses. The company has been continually enhancing its online portfolio of web properties and mobile applications with strong brands that engage user’s passions.”

PS: Snapnames, Moniker and Domain Sponsor are parts of Oversee formerly.

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