Branded Holding Group is a company that you may have come across if you’ve ever done any research into two-letter, or one-word .COM’s. Founded by Roland Chemtob, Branded Holding Group is notable for owning some of the best names on the planet. The group looks to have sold some domains including Chief.com and possibly RG.com and Wonder.com, but they still own a vast number of premium names.
Here is my pick for the best names listed as owned by Branded Holding Group.
We start with a two-letter .COM. It’s been well established that two-letter .COM domains are highly desirable assets. Both investors and end-users see the value in these names and are often willing to pay six, seven, or even eight-figures to acquire the right two-letter name.
Jo is also a first-name. According to HowManyOfMe.com, there are over 137,000 people in the US named Jo. First-names do make for a good brand name. In the past, we’ve seen the likes of Dave (dave.com) become popular brands. Jo, branded on Jo.com has the potential to be a hot brand.
Another two-letter .COM owned by Branded Holding Group is MB.com. MB is a popular acronym for “megabyte”, but the list of potential acronyms for MB is almost endless. Aside from that, both “M” and “B” are popular letters, with “M” potentially standing for media, money, management, and many many more M words.
“B” could stand for business, bank, bit, and billions of other “B” words. As of writing, MB.com holds a landing page for a service called Modern Banking. The WHOIS data shows that the domain is still registered to Branded Holding Group, but it’s unclear whether this is a Branded Holding Group project, or whether the domain has been leased.
The first of a host of highly valuable one-word .COM domains. Bravo.com has been under the possession of Branded Holding Group since at least 2008 (the first WHOIS record in DomainIQ), and probably a lot longer before that, too.
Bravo.com is a beautiful brand name that has been adopted by tens, perhaps hundreds, of companies, with those companies opting to use lesser names such as GetBravo.com or BravoTV.com. No one has prised Bravo.com from Branded Holding Group’s hands yet.
It’s difficult to be certain with so many great domains on show, but this may be my favorite name from Branded Holding Group’s portfolio. Ultra is such a versatile, easy-to-spell, memorable brand name that you can’t help but love it.
Based on LinkedIn’s results, thousands of companies love the name, too. A quick look at LinkedIn results shows a very popular Brazilian oil conglomerate, a blockchain gaming solution, and a New York record label, all named Ultra.
A one-word .COM with obvious religious overtones. However, “bishop” doesn’t necessarily have to have a religious bias, as the hundreds of LinkedIn-listed companies for “bishop” show.
Like most of their names, Branded Holding Group has owned Bishop.com for a very long time. DomainIQ shows the company as owning Bishop.com as far back as 2008, but in reality, that’s likely to be much longer.
Color domain names are another category of names that make great brands. In the past, we’ve seen the likes of Indigo.com sell for seven-figures, and Purple.com sold for $900,000. Investors like color domains, too, with White.com changing hands for an undisclosed fee in 2019.
Aside from being a color, Scarlet is a first-name. LinkedIn currently shows around 1,200 company results for “Scarlet” including a Belgian telecom company and a high-end event planner in London.
This is literally a blank canvas for a potential brand. Registered in 1997, Canvas.com represents the ultimate domain name for a number of existing companies with Crunchbase showing an almost infinite list of startups operating under the Canvas name. From car subscriptions to an interviewing platform, it seems Canvas is a highly desirable name.
The domain, however, is firmly in the possession of Branded Holding Group. The lesser Canvas.net domain is owned and operated by Instructure, the learning technology company which reported revenues of $209.5 million in 2018.
Finally, we have Final.com. I’ve chosen this name as it’s another short, well-known, one-word .COM from this portfolio. It is also commonly used as a brand, with Crunchbase listing tens of companies employing the name as, or in, the brand name.
It also has obvious uses in the sporting arena.