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 - 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 […]
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
MorganLinton.com - Monday, August 15, 2016 - 22:27
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
Booking.com wins the biggest advertising goof of 2016 with Booking.yeah I’m going to keep this short because, honestly, I don’t think it’s hard to see the huge misstep by Booking.com in their latest advertising campaign. It will likely go down in history as one of the biggest misses an advertising agency could make, but it happened, and in some cases, it’s still airing somehow. Wi...
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 23:34
Is the Jet.com sale a win for investors, execs and Walmart? I’ve heard a lot of people talk about the Jet.com sale to Walmart.com for $3B as a failure or bail-out of a business that is going downhill. At the same time, if you look at the numbers, it looks like all parties involved are coming out ahead. Yes, I think Jet.com’s plans were to build […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, August 8, 2016 - 10:23
It looks like Walmart might buy Jet.com The Wall Street Journal has reported that Walmart is in talks to buy Jet.com, the innovative online retailer that decided to go head-to-head with Amazon about a year ago. Since launch Jet.com has gone through a number of pivots from getting rid of their yearly membership fee (an idea they got from Costco) to stopping […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 11:38
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How much should a startup spend on a domain name? It’s that burning question, the one most startups have when it’s a few months (or years) after they should have started thinking about it. I don’t think it’s the first question that goes through a founders mind, which is why most startups just hand-register something for $10 that’s good enough to get sta...
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 21:15
A first look at the new Gear VR As many of you know I’ve been a fan of virtual reality for a long time, it all started when I read the book Snowcrash and it’s been a borderline obsession ever-since. I currently have a Gear VR and an Oculus Rift, the Rift is without a doubt a better VR experience but Samsung’s Gear VR […]
Two-word .COMs are still a strong choice for startups When it comes to building a brand, a good domain name can go a long way. In the early days of a startup, budget is limited, so spending six-figures on a one-word .COM isn’t an option. This leads to a choice, do you pick a different name or stick with that one word in .CO, .ME, […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 23:31
Educational Resources for Founders It can be difficult for startup founders to see the starting line amidst the tornado of information we have access to these days. With that in mind, I put together some of my favorite resources that I believe will help budding entrepreneurs at the onset of their journey. Enjoy! Timeless Articles From Tech Icons Paul […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 16:7
Someone registered ClintonKaine.com back in 2011 Teleport yourself to Northeast Washington and you’ll find 28 year-old Jeremy Pegg who hand-registered ClintonKaine.com back in 2011. Now he’s planning on cashing in on the domain but while he may have predicted the Democratic ticket, personally I don’t think he struct gold on this domain name. That being said rather...
Domains for Startups: What is a UDRP? If you’re a startup founder who is just getting started with domain names there’s one topic you should understand right out of the gate. I’m talking about UDRPs, and while it may sound like some completely meaningless acronym that you don’t have to worry about, it’s something that could cost you thousand...