Major League Baseball (MLB) buys for $1.2 million

Major League Baseball (MLB) paid $1.2 million to buy the domain name from the Canadian The Rockies Tourism Authority that now uses the domain name

This sale was brokered by Venture Capital Group, which announced that the sale was the largest for a sports domain name transaction. Venture Capital Group announced last fall that the domain name, which had belonged to the The Rockies Tourism Authority, would be put up for auction.

The domain name is currently redirecting to the official MLB website at MLB had bought the domain for $200,000 in 2010.

This sale gives MLB the rights to all but four of the .com domain names for its teams. It does not own the rights for the team domain names of the (belongs to NFL’s New York Giants), (belongs to Future Media Architects that is known for not selling any domains ever), (belongs to a Seattle seafood restaurant),  and (belongs to Durland & Darvin Miller).


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.

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