Iguaz.io lands $15M Series A Last week I highlighted two startups branding on .IO domains raising their A round, and today it has happened again as Iguaz announced a $15M Series A. Given that the typical Series A round is around $6M this is also a very healthy A round led by Magma Venture Partners. So what does Iguaz.io do? […]
MorganLinton.com - 3 hr 35 min ago
Next to .COM, what’s the best extension to buy numeric domains in? This could be a million dollar question. With the explosion of interest in numeric domain names comes a massive amount of opportunity, however that opportunity also comes with increased risk and investors dumping money into domains that may turn out to be more of a liability than an asset. I think we can all agree […]
MorganLinton.com - 18 hr 21 min ago
Why I’ve started to study domain sales activity on 4.CN With the incredible growth in activity from domain name investors in China I’ve found myself expanding beyond the normal domain marketplaces that I watch like NameJet and Go Daddy Auctions to sites like 4.cn. While it can be easy to see domain sales on marketplaces we all know well, I think it’s important to look at marke...
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 0:32
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 9:46
A Starter Guide to MorganLinton.com, Part II This is the second part in a series dedicated to the best articles that Morgan has written over the years. If you missed part I of the Starter Guide, you can catch it here. Enjoy part II! If you have a favorite article, please share it in the comments section! Appraising and Investing […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 12:58
Flights and Hotels Booked – NamesCon 2016 Here I Come If there’s one thing I’ve learned about conferences it’s that booking everything in advance saves a lot of money over time. I used to book conferences a few weeks in advance I’ve paid more for flights, hotels, and the conference pass every single time. Most conferences give discounts on admission if you buy mo...
MorganLinton.com - Monday, November 16, 2015 - 22:6
Numeric Domain Analysis: Why 1118822.com just sold for $493 1118822.com just sold for $493 after 29 bidders fought to buy this numeric domain. Pretty nice sale price for a 7N .COM and it gives some good insight into how much emphasis buyers are putting on good numbers and repetition. I thought it would be fun to start analyzing numeric domain sales and doing a deep dive into what made the par...
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 19:8
Numeric Domains 101: 4 is bad, 8 is good, what about the number 9? As the numeric domain name market heats-up to a level we’ve never seen before, more and more domain investors are jumping in and learn as they go. I for one can tell you I’m definitely not an expert when it comes to numeric domain names so like so many other Domainers, I’m learning as I go. […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 14:50
My thoughts and prayers go out to Paris tonight I had a different post planned for tonight but given what is happening in Paris right now I don’t think I want to write about anything except to share how sad I am for everyone impacted by the horrible events taking place in Paris tonight. There is not a lot of information out now so […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, November 13, 2015 - 20:2
There Could be Major Losses for Domainers Jumping on the Numeric Domain Train It’s something we don’t talk about much but should probably talk about more. The Chinese domain name market is on fire and numeric domains are without a doubt hotter than they have ever been. While I get NN.com, NNN.com and NNNN.com’s holding real value over time there have been concerns about the prices of 5N [R...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 21:18
Do you look forward to Monday? If there is one thing that I remember about my Uncle Irv it was his incredible passion for his work. Irv was an entrepreneur, he started companies, stuck with them, and I’m pretty sure saw just about every single one of them hit it out of the park. One of his sayings that took me […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 21:58
3 Ways To Learn More About The Chinese Domain Market The biggest trend in the Domaining world in 2015 is, without a doubt, the incredible growth of the domain investment community in China. From new conferences to new investors, China is booming and the domain market is growing faster around the world thanks to the exponential growth we’re seeing from China. As a domain investor ...
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 9:23
Expedia Buys HomeAway for $3.9B, yes B for Billion Austin-based HomeAway sold for $3.9 billion dollars to Expedia today. It’s a big number but it might surprise you know that AirBnB is valued about six-times that but suffice it to say, the vacation rental space is booming. “We have long had our eyes on the fast-growing $100 billion alternative accommodations space and have been...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 21:29
How do you sell your domain names? It’s been a while since I’ve asked this question so I thought now would be a good time to revisit it. We all know that every year that goes by, the market dynamics of the domain industry change, and so does the way we all buy and sell our domain names. In 2015 the biggest […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 17:8
Stranded – our recent jetBlue travel experience It is Sunday afternoon and I am sitting at the JFK airport waiting for a flight to Houston. We were originally booked on a flight to Austin scheduled to leave Friday night…so how did we end-up at the JFK airport on a Sunday afternoon flying to a different city? I’ll start by saying that I’ve […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 13:25
.CLUB’s first-ever China Auction is in full swing The .CLUB registry is holding their first domain name auction in China thanks to a partnership with EachNIC. The auction is in full swing now with some of the first auctions ending in less than seven hour from the time this post was published. The auction includes domain names like C.club, JC.club, JS.club and many […]
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 15:50
Less than 24-hours left to save 60% on NamesCon 2016 tickets NamesCon has quickly become the largest conference in the domain name world, and if you’re going next year (less than three months from now) don’t forget to buy your ticket before Saturday night. Starting Sunday tickets go up by 60% and at $399 it’s a hard price to beat. For me NamesCon has become an absolute must-a...
MorganLinton.com - Friday, October 30, 2015 - 23:25
Most Popular Domain Scams, Part II Don’t fall for it! Even if you don’t believe your domains are valuable, a breach in one account’s security could easily bleed into your other online accounts. You can read about more specific prevention methodologies in my previous article on protecting your domains and sensitive data. In the first part of this series I covered [R...
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 13:47
Numeric .COMs – If you’re not buying them are you missing the boat? Let’s be honest, unless you’ve been living under a rock, in a cave, at the bottom of the ocean you’ve probably realized that the Domaining industry has moved to China, and numeric .COMs are more valuable than ever before. I have to give it to Shane for saying this years ago and other well-known Domainers like [̷...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 19:31
Five Things I’ve learned about Italian Fashion We’ve been in Milan for the last three days and while it’s a relatively short period of time, we have been in and out of more clothing boutiques than I can count and paid close attention to style trends of people on the street. One thing I can tell you with 100% certainty is that people […]
Lessons Learned – Ordering a Pepperoni Pizza in Italy Well, less than 24-hours into our trip to Milan and I’ve learned a valuable lesson – ordering a pepperoni pizza in Italy will not yield the same results it will in America. Like most things in life, we learned this one the hard way. Last night we went out to dinner in an area of […]
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 5:31
Hello from Milan – Our European Adventures Begin We arrived in Milan about an hour ago after what I have to say is one of the best flights I’ve ever been on from JFK to Milan. It was our first time flying in an Airbus 380 and our first time flying Emirates and I could have honestly been on the plane for ten more […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, October 23, 2015 - 7:42
A Starter Guide to MorganLinton.com, Part I I started out in the tech world by reading MorganLinton.com and browsing topics on NamePros. It seems that life has a way of circling back on itself, and years later I find myself with the exciting opportunity of running NamePros, and the honor of being one of Morgan’s writers myself. MorganLinton.com has been a consistent […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 13:58
A Look at the Top 100 Six Number Sales of All Time If you have paid attention to domain trends over the last several years you have watched the upward move in 4N.com which led to a buyout of 5N.com and a subsequent price rise. Now 6N.com is the place for those that missed the 4N and 5N trains. In this article we take a look at […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 20:32