Crowdfunding.com, a domain that's seen much anticipation around what it will eventually become, has finally been "acquired." GoFundMe secured the rights in a deal that's attempting to stay off the record.
The website went live last week & provides a primer on crowdfunding, a brief history, a sampling of current projects, and a form that's intended to make it easy to start your own project on GoFundMe.
The domain was shopped around during the last year and even offered to us (We turned it down as it didn't further our mission - A mistake perhaps?). The domain will help GoFundMe strengthen their positioning as the goto site for crowdfunding -- For those that can't use Kickstarter.
When pressed about the "acquisition," GoFundMe CEO Brad Damphousse refused to offer any details including price, terms, or who even has the domain in their portfolio now. Damphousse continued to state "Technically we have control of it." That clears things up.
Regardless, it's a strong lead-generating landing page which I'm sure will do wonders for the number of monthly projects launched on GoFundMe. I'm looking forward to asking for tracking data to see how many projects start from crowdfunding.com.
Launching crowdfunding.com is the latest in a growing string of announcements from GoFundMe designed to demonstrate their commitment to staying on top of the crowdfunding space. The new site already ranks #2 in Google for the term “crowdfunding.” Oddly enough this is 2 spots above Kickstarter.