In the digital world, your web address is the only location that matters.
Rights to use the domain
for as long as you need.
Fixed increase of 4.8% every year.
Absolutely no surprises.
End your lease anytime.
No penalties, no questions asked.
Deposit is refunded when
you cancel the lease.
In 2001 the company purchased the name Hotels.com for around $11m and at the time this was thought to be "a crazy sum of money”. Now we look back and think, what a bargain!
I remember back in the early 00's when talking to friends about potential domain names that's been taken for years but never really used; parked domains with ridiculous prices making it impossible to acquire them. Whatsmyip.com was one of those dream names. Thanks Venture for making it possible for me to acquire my dream domain!
As a Mobile Gaming startup company we have to ensure that we’re allocating our capital to things that really matter. Our investment in acquiring the rights to use PlayGame.com via Venture.com is by far the best decision to date. Not only was the Venture team super helpful and knowledgeable in the domain name industry, but they gave us a peace of mind and ease to transact, so that we can focus on more important things: Making great games for the world. Finally having the "PlayGame.com" logo on our marketing arsenal is a game changer. Although our Touchten brand had been established for some time, people didn’t necessarily connect the name to what we do. Now with Playgame.com, no one will ever question that. And that’s Amazing…
Our brand "Yuso" matters a lot to us. In addition to our home country domain, we defensively bought other extensions. As a start-up, the .com domain remained elusive until Venture.com provided us the opportunity to lease it with their innovative model.
I'm very happy with Venture's service. It's a gift from God! Wasn't sure how to showcase my products, but now I have one of the best domains for my product category. Having a category defining domain name really does give us the edge. For me, it makes sense to get the exclusive right to a top-notch domain rather than registering a sub-par one. FunnyTshirts.com is so easy to remember and doesn't need an explanation.
As an early stage business in a market where trust is paramount, choosing a high-quality .com domain-name from Venture.com gave us the legitimacy we needed to prove out our business model, acquire our first customers and ultimately build a brand that we can be proud of well into the future.
Yes. It’s free to cancel your lease at any time for any reason and your security deposit will be refunded (per the terms of the agreement). You will not be reimbursed for any time remaining during the month that you canceled.
Once you lease a domain name with us, you will have perpetual rights to use it as long as you continue to pay on time and your use of the domain name does not infringe on another trademark or is legally contested and lost to another trademark owner.
These are premium domain names and many of them are appraised in the millions of dollars. Leases on Venture are modelled after commercial real estate with a standard cap rate of 4.8%. This means that a domain worth $1 million will have a lease rate of $4,000 per month.
No. Our goals is to provide fair, transparent pricing. Doing so has helped us establish a standard for the industry and streamline the process. If the price is too high, then please try searching for another premium domain within your budget.
Venture is a lease-only platform. However, if you absolutely want to own - not lease one of the names you see here - contact us and submit your best offer. We will gladly present it to the domain owner but we do not guarantee a response.
It’s easy. Submit your desired name servers either when you apply for your lease or in your Venture account. Once the owner has transferred the domain to Venture's control, changes will be made promptly. But please keep in mind some registrars can take an additional 48-72 hours to update.
The Compensation Payment is equal to the then-current Monthly Fee multiplied by 250. A tenant would only be responsible to pay the Compensation Payment in the event that the domain name is legally lost as a result of the tenant infringing on the trademark that belongs to someone else.