GigaOm Rescued by an Austin Startup I have been a huge fan of GigaOm for as long as I can remember reading blogs on a daily basis. What I always loved about GigaOm is the quality of the articles and the depth that the writers would provide. A lot of this had to do with the incredible team of writers that […]
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.CAR, .CARS and .AUTO Set to Launch This Summer On Uniregistry What happens when two of the biggest names in the domain industry join forces? Something very special and something that I honestly think we’ll be hearing about for years to come. I know that many of my readers have gotten “lost in the sauce” when it comes to the introduction of the new domain name extensions [̷...
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 8:20
How to Protect Your Domains and Other Sensitive Data Do you have one domain? Do you have multiple domains? Are you a casual domainer, domain investor, major company brand strategist, or blogger? Security for domains in all these positions and quantities is not a luxury. This series will cover the basics of protecting your domains by identifying the 3 main categories of attacks and [...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 14:58
Announcing the newest addition to the MorganLinton.com editorial team I originally started MorganLinton.com back in October of 2007 as a way to take what I was doing with domain names, and share it with the world. Fast-forward almost eight years later (which definitely makes me feel old!) and I couldn’t be more proud of how my blog has grown and developed over the years. […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 9:1
The Battle over Bitcoin.com It’s the story of a domain deal gone bad and now it looks like things are only getting worse for everyone associated with Bitcoin.com. Last December, Roger Ver, a Bitcoin entrepreneur struck a five-year deal with OKCoin to redesign the website and pay Ver a percentage of the monthly revenue. Sounds simple right? Unfortunately i...
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 9:8
We Will Never Forget Today is a very important day. It is the day that we take a step back from the normal hustle-and-bustle of our everyday lives and remember those who gave their lives to protect the freedoms we all enjoy today. I know that I have a number of MorganLinton.com readers who are currently serving in the […]
John Chow Said Domain Investing Is Dead Years Ago – He Was Wrong Back in 2011 John Chow, who happens to be one of my all-time favorite bloggers (so I hope he doesn’t hate me for writing this post!), declared that Domain Investing is dead. Fast-forward to 2015 and I think it’s incredibly safe to say that John is eating his own words, or at least the way that […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, May 18, 2015 - 21:25
Weekend Musings Hello, happy Sunday, and welcome to my weekend musings. I’m going to keep this short as it has been a working weekend for us and I actually have more work to get done tonight, but since this weekly posts has been a reader favorite for years, I always like to take a break in the […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 21:29
Why Most People Will Lose Money Trying To Buy And Sell Domain Names I started buying and selling domain names back in 2007. When I started people told me I was late to the game, all the good domains were taken and I wouldn’t stand a chance. Those people were partially right, most of the good domain names were taken, where they were wrong about is thinking that the only way […]
Vimeo Launches Online Video Sales and Distribution Service YouTube competitor Vimeo.com just announced a new service to sell, distribute, and monetize videos hosted on their platform. Also, rather than spinning this off as a different service they have made it a part of their Vimeo PRO service which at last count had north of 500,000 paying customers at a price of $199/year. The […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 9:7
Meet the “Bitcoin of DNS” – .BIT, The Decentralized gTLD CoinTelegraph ran an interesting interview with the founder of .BIT which is branding itself as the Bitcoin of DNS, in essence a de-centralized domain extension that is run on the blockchain network. GetDotBit allows for easy purchase of .bit domain names. The extension .bit is similar to .com, except it runs on a blockchain network....
What happened to Fusible’s Blog? I have been blogging about domain names since 2007, it’s amazing to think that it has almost been almost 8 years that I have been writing this blog. During that time period I have seen the domain blogosphere grow and change in many different ways. There were the days where Chef Patrick was always making […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 13:47
Weekend Musings: Swan Lake Ballet, Email Rants and The Points Guy Hello, happy Saturday, and welcome to my weekend musings. This is a working weekend for us so I’m spending most of my time glued to my computer. Of course during working weekends we still like to take a little break and this afternoon we’re going to see the Ballet Austin’s Swan Lake which we’re both really [...
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 12:57
Why has no killer email client come out for the Mac? Years ago I discovered an amazing email app called Sparrow, then Google bought them, shut it down, and I was back to GMail. I went on a quest to try every email client I could find, I’ve tried Mac Mail, Mailplane, Postbox, Outlook for Mac (which actually is terrifyingly bad), Mailpilot, Notify, Mailmap, and the […]
Driving Domain Buyers to Your Auction, Part III: Outreach [This is the final segment of a three part series addressing how to effectively promote your domain auction via cold emailing. Check out parts 1 and 2.] In the previous articles I outlined the proper research and tracking tactics you should follow and the strategies your email structure should mimic. Now it’s time for the […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 12:0
5 Handy WordPress Plugins Every Blogger Should Know About I’ve been writing my blog since 2007 and over the last 7 years I’ve always been surprised at the sheer mass of new plugins that become available. It’s enough to make your head spin and most bloggers stick with the plugins they’ve known and loved for years. While it’s always good to go with what […]
Dot XYZ gets a mention on HBO’s Silicon Valley Silicon Valley is one of the few tv shows I watch week in and week out, this week’s episode without giving away any spoilers to the show, did feature .XYZ. After I watched the episode I did see Name.com tweeted it out. New TLDs are on @SiliconHBO tonight! High five to @xyz for having […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 23:31
Weekend Musings + Water Biking In Austin Hello, happy Sunday and welcome to my weekend musings. I have to say this was one great weekend. While we usually spend every weekend working, this weekend my Dad was in town visiting so we got a chance to play tour guide and adventure around Austin. Here’s a photo I took on Saturday while we […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 21:21
Tesla Moves Beyond Cars and Into Energy – Introducing the Powerwall It’s official, yesterday evening Tesla founder Elon Musk announced that Tesla is getting into the energy business, and like most things Elon does, they’re going big. The move isn’t a complete diversion from what Tesla Motors currently does given that batteries are a huge part of their current business. Now Tesla is ...
Driving Domain Buyers to Your Auction, Part II: Composition [This is Part 2 of 3 in an ongoing series addressing how to effectively promote your domain auction via cold emailing. You can read the previous article here] Before writing any emails, remember that you’re contacting these people out of the blue. Do not assume they’re interested in your domain, don’t waste their time, and […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 12:0
Reflections on building company culture at a seed stage startup I can still remember the days when our “startup” was just the two of us in our apartment in Marina del Rey. It feels like a long time ago but in reality it wasn’t. Most startups begin this way, it’s usually you and one other person and typically you’ll find yourself in your apartment, their […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 21:15