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Igloo.com : The Castello Brothers’ former domain gem

DNJournal broke the news about Igloo.com being acquired by BrandIT, for an undisclosed sum. While this exchange involves a fully functioning business that includes officers, employees and inventory, the domain Igloo.com has an interesting side-story. Igloo.com was sold to the domain brokerage by the Castello Brothers a few years ago, for an undisclosed amount. We […]

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Chef Patrick & the Castellos : The video interview legacy lives on

Patrick Ruddell might be long gone as a domain investor, but his domain blogger legacy lives on. Last time that “Chef Patrick” was involved with active blogging was in 2012, and since then he worked hard in real estate and eventually his donut shop business, Mini Doughnut Factory. Currently, Patrick’s old blog, ChefPatrick.com, forwards to […]

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Castello Brothers: Domain portfolio price quote was wrong

A couple of days ago, a beefy domain portfolio of the Castello Brothers was made available for sale – the price quoted was $1.2 billion dollars. While many acted shocked at the asking price, there is an update by the broker, Jonas Broderick, who stated: “I’m very sorry about the mistaken quote that went out […]

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Sergei Putanov: Why I offered $900 million for the Castello domains

Sergei Putanov, the Russian multi-billionaire real estate and domain investor, needs no introduction; the eccentric oligarch often engages in non-traditional investments. After buying the Greek Skorpios island, Sergei Putanov was involved in a much publicized lawsuit over the domain Moscow.plumbing; now he’s back and ready to make waves once again. Our correspondent in Russia, Nikolai […]

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==> It’s The Castello Brothers and The Internet, Stupid

“You know what, we have a global market on Whisky.com. Let me shoot up a couple of pages. There’s a 40 year Laphroaig.” He wanted $3,200 bucks for it. I said, “Let’s put it up. Let’s just put a page up. Let’s do something like what a normal magazine would do. Just throw up a nice […]

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Castello Brothers: At end of NDA, mega domain sale will be revealed!

A few months ago we announced that one of the greatest domain assets of the Castello Brothers, changed hands. The prestigious Banana.com moved to China, and the sale had been under a non disclosure agreement (NDA). As Michael Castello commented in that post: “We are making a deal now that will blow the lid off […]

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Confirmed: Banana.com moved to China, pending sale price currently under NDA

We have received confirmation from Michael Castello, that the lengthy, seedless, mostly yellow fruit known as banana has been tentatively sold in its .com incarnation. Following our article “Banana Disappeared!” that pondered on the current status of the domain name, Banana.com, Michael Castello commented thus: “The big banana is in Asia. haha Will have more […]

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Banana disappeared!

A San Francisco monkey, Banana Sam, has passed away at the ripe age of 19. Rest in peace, Sam. In other news from the domain jungle: Banana.com does not appear to be in the hands of the Castello Brothers any more. When did that happen??? This amazing fruit, apparently changed hands in May this year, […]

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Castello Brothers score: ING Direct announce their rebranding to Tangerine

Canadian megabank, ING Direct, announced today their rebranding to Tangerine in the first quarter of 2014. ING DIRECT Funds Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ING Bank of Canada, and in 2012 it was acquired by Scotia Bank for $3.13 billion dollars. After several months of busy thinking, they are rolling out the new bank […]

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Castello Brothers launch beer brewing business

The Castello Brothers need no introduction to fellow domainers. David and Michael Castello rocked their way through the big hair 80′s, and have spent nearly 18 years in successful domain ventures. And now, after carefully studying the habits of domainers at various domain conferences, the Castello Brothers took a leap of faith into the beer […]

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