Brand.com is underwater.
The Center City tech company, which seemed to vanish into thin air earlier this year after a splashy domain purchase and a mayoral welcome in 2013, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last month, according to court documents. Chapter 7 means that the company must sell off its remaining assets.
The company owes more than $1.9 million to nearly 70 people and organizations — including $52,000 to former landlord Keystone Property Group, nearly $200,000 to services like Salesforce, LinkedIn and content recommendation startup Taboola and more than $200,000 in pending lawsuits from former employees and clients. It reported a total of $104,000 in assets, the bulk of which is office equipment like computers, furniture and phone systems.
The company reported making $11.8 million in revenue in 2013 and $8.5 million in 2014.
According to the filing, Brand.com sold its domain for $300,000 to what’s listed as “Silicon Valley.” The company had purchased it for a reported $500,000 from from MakerBot VP Chuck Pettis. Brand.com also sold NHQ.com, the domain for its content marketing identity News Headquarters, for $10,000. The Brand.com Twitter account has also been sold.
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As of May 5, 2015 Brand.com WHOIS record. We will find out the new owner of Brand.com domain in days to come.
Domain Name: BRAND.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1689056_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2015-03-17T14:58:30Z
Creation Date: 1995-04-21T04:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2023-04-22T04:00:00Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
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Registrant Name: Igloo Limited
Registrant Organization: Igloo.com Limited
Registrant Street: Level 1, 19 Auburn Street Newton
Registrant City: NZ-AUK 1023
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