Andreessen Horowitz recently acquired the Future.com domain name, it was revealed today. According to an article published in TechCrunch, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm launched a new media brand called Future. Interestingly, the Future brand was launched on a subdomain of the Andreesen Horowtiz website – Future.a16z.com. I imagine the company will rebrand to Future.com at some point in the future.
Here’s what is TechCrunch shared about the company’s plans for Future:
“The publication will initially focus on topics related to areas that the firm invests in but will expand over time using a mix of full-time staff, paid contributors and industry operators like founders, academics and entrepreneurs. And yes, they did get the dot com.”
Not only did Andreessen Horowitz get Future.com, but they likely paid a lot of money to acquire the domain name. The deal was apparently brokered by Andrew Rosener of Media Options, as he tweeted about the deal in April:
Excited to announce that @MediaOptions has sold the https://t.co/x0FIKTfxD7 domain name. Congrats to buyer & seller – one of my personal favorite domains I have ever had the honor or selling! Boom! #DomainNames #DigitalAssets
— Andrew Rosener (@andrewrosener) April 16, 2021
Prior to the sale, the domain name was registered to Domain Capital. I see that Future.com was offered for sale by a few different domain brokers and at least one auction platform, but I do not see any public sale records for Future.com.