The domain extension .GAMES is now available for anyone to register Today registrars around the world made .GAMES available to the public and it looks like gamer and game developers are jumping on the opportunity. “Lots of big brands are validating the value of .GAMES domains, too. With 368 applications coming in during the recently closed Sunrise phase—making it one of our most applied-for TLD...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 21:12
Silicon Valley may be #1 for Funding but NYC is #1 for M&A In a report released by Mattermark last week New York City edged out Silicon Valley in M&A activity with early-stage companies dominating in concentration. Not surprisingly most M&A activity tended to gravitate towards regional hubs, which makes sense since that’s where most of the acquiring companies are located: Leadi...
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 23:18
Do you cover the webcam on your laptop? The FBI thinks your should… For years I’ve wondered if I should go through the trouble of covering the webcam on my laptop. Honestly I’ve felt like it’s a bit of an urban legend that hackers could actually access your webcam and watch you without you knowing. Well, now that the FBI director is saying that you should, I think […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 1:14
What do you do with domains you’re planning on dropping? It’s a question I’ve gone back and forth on for years. As a domain investor going on nine years, every month I have domains that I haven’t sold but I’m not going to renew. I used to go to great lengths to try to sell these names, then I felt like I was wasting my […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 22:33
Telsa takes Autopilot to the next-level Today Tesla made a major step, while technically speaking it’s a software release, we’ll look back on today ten years from now and say, “That’s when self-driving cars really became a thing.” Version 8 of the Tesla software introduces the most sophisticated technology that has ever been put into a car tha...
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 22:39
3 tools startup founders can use to negotiate a domain deal When you’re trying to acquire a domain name for your startup there are two paths: Hire a domain broker to do it for you Take the time/energy to do it yourself I’ll be the first to say there is no right answer here, in some cases a domain broker is the way to go, in […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, September 9, 2016 - 9:48
Using Uniregistry to track your domains across registrars If you’re like most domain owners your domain names are likely spread across a few (or more) registrars. While you might login to one or two of those registrars all the time, it’s also very likely that there are some registrars that you only have a handful of names with that you login to…almost never. […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 22:22
You might not be as good at Excel as you think Microsoft Excel, since the dawn of computer times it has been the undisputed champion of spreadsheets. It still amazes me that there has been no competitor to unseat Microsoft in a piece of software that at its core is less complex than your average PC game, but it’s still the king. Here’s the rub, while […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 23:12
3 posts I wrote years ago that still get comments today October of this year will mark the nine-year anniversary of MorganLinton.com. When I started blogging back in October of 2007 I never thought in a million years that my blog would still be going strong almost ten years later. However here I am, sitting in front of my computer, living in Austin (where I never […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 21:23
Mattermark has a pretty slick Chrome extension When it comes to collecting and validating real data about startups it’s safe to say that Mattermark takes the cake. I’m probably late to the party on this one but today I learned that they have a pretty slick Chrome extension that makes it insanely easy to do a deep dive into any startup you […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 21:32
Park.io is quickly becoming one of my go-to sources for quick flips As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been buying more and more from Park.io, a marketplace for buying expired .IO, .TO, .ME and other non .COM extensions. As many of you know, I’m not the guy who spends five figures on a domain and flips it for six. Instead my bread and butter has been buying domains for […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 9:10
MorganLinton.com - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 23:53
Don’t get confused, you still can’t buy cars on Amazon.com Today Amazon announced a brand new feature – Amazon Vehicles, which when you first hear it might make you think that Amazon is selling cars. That’s not the case, instead Amazon is dipping its toe in the auto world with a section of the site dedicated to detailed research and reviews of new and classic […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 0:51
How do you price your domains? It’s something I’ve been trying to improve for years now, stripping emotional attachment out of the equation and focusing on ROI when it comes to domain pricing. Since I started in the domain name world I’ve tried to sell domains for at least 10x what I paid for them. Compare this to any other industry […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:35
Are new domain extensions like .MOTORCYCLE too long for mass adoption? Yesterday .MOTORCYCLE launched exclusively for entities in the powersports industry. In a sea of new domain extensions with more launching every week it’s easy for an extension like this to get lost in the sauce, especially one that is so vertically focused. Couple this with more stringent validation processes that go into buyi...
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 19:54
“Domain For Sale” Landing Pages – what do you use and why? It’s a topic that is ever-evolving and one that I’ve changed my go-to solution on a number of times over the years. I’m talking about “Domain For Sale” landing pages, those handy landing pages that make it easy for someone to know if your domain name is for sale, if you’re using DomainNameSales.com...
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 9:18
No Man’s Sky Launches…and the critics are out It’s what happens when you’re one of the most anticipated games of 2016. Everyone expects everything, and well, things break, everything isn’t as “perfect” as everyone had hoped for, and a slew of harsh reviews roll in. No Man’s Sky – possibly the most hyped game of 2016 was released this wee...
MorganLinton.com - Friday, August 12, 2016 - 0:10
An interview with Tumblr’s first employee The Macro recently did an interview with Tumblr’s first employee Marc LaFountain. In case you somehow found yourself stuck in a cave for the last decade, Tumblr sold to Yahoo in a $1.1B deal. At the time of acquisition Tumblr was seeing what we like to call insane traction with 120,000 new sign-ups per day and […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 22:19