My first impressions of Ello You’ve heard of Ello right? It’s a startup with a similar founding story to Craiglist, a cool product that friends were using to stay connected that got so popular before they knew it everyone wanted in. Unlike Craigslist Ello went the funding route which means they are able to grow faster than they would organically, [...
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Techstars Alum Bench Raises $7M Series A Round So it’s pretty rare that a day goes by that Techstars or a Techstars company isn’t in the news. Yesterday Techstars announced a new $150M fund called Techstars Ventures and today alumni Bench.co raised a $7M Series A round led by Altos Ventures. Bench is disrupting a space that has been in long need of disruption, […...
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 20:4
The great debate – Single vs. Multi-Tenant SaaS It’s a debate that has been going on for a long time and like most debates there’s no silver bullet that will work for everyone. While SaaS giants like Salesforce run on a pure multi-tenant model, we live in a world where spinning up a new “server” can happen in less than a minute and […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, January 23, 2015 - 18:55
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 20:37
A History of How and What We Search Online Internet Marketing Ninjas put together this look at the history of search. They give a timeline of each and every search engine from start to where they are now. The icons denote whether the site was retired, purchased or redirected. Seeing some on this list reminded me back to the old days before Google, I […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, January 19, 2015 - 16:14
Was it Too Early for A New gTLD Auction ? Not For Dot Club So NamesCon conducted what I think was a successful live auction last night. Mike and Monte and Richard did a great job and with a 65% sell through rate, it shows Monte is still the best when it comes to conducting live auctions. I live tweeted it for four hours, not one problem with the […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 15:14
Facebook is dead to teenagers Think your at the top of your social media game? You might have to think again. A 19 year-old student currently attending UT Austin wrote an excellent article on Medium that is getting a lot of attention, and for a good reason. Rewind five years ago and you might be able to make a case for […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 8:11
Welcome to 2015 – 345.com sells for $800,000 What a way to start the year. Today DNJournal.com announced that 345.com sold for $800,000 by Domain Name veteran Michael Berkens (MostWantedDomains.com). Numeric domain names have been heating-up over the last couple of years and this sale shows how alive and well these premium names still are. Short memorable .COMs have been hot fo...
MorganLinton.com - Monday, January 5, 2015 - 23:59
Help pick a new logo for MorganLinton.com Hello and happy Sunday! I am currently running a design contest on 99Designs for a new logo for MorganLinton.com. It’s a new year and I thought it was time for a little refresh for my logo. I’ve had 50+ designs submitted so far and the five concepts listed below are my current favorites. Since my […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 19:48
5 Reflections On 2014 Well it’s official, 2014 is behind us and I now get the joy of writing the date wrong for the first month while I adapt to the fact that it’s 2015. Last year was without a doubt one of the most incredible years of our lives and as many of you know I tend to […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, January 2, 2015 - 10:26
Flask Cloud Hosting Showdown – Part 1: Meet The Contenders We have recently been going through some testing of different hosting options for Flask. If you don’t know what Flask is then this is probably going to be a pretty boring article so you might want to hit the back button. If you do know what Flask is and you want to find the best […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 18:15
3 Common Mistakes People Make When Buying Expired Domain Names I was recently talking to another startup founder who is looking at renaming their company. He discovered the world of expired domains and just started buying, and buying, and continued until he had about 20 names. His idea was simple, pick one out of the 20 to brand around and then sell the other 19 […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, December 29, 2014 - 10:30
If you want to learn about Chinese domain names, you need to be at NamesCon It should be no secret that the Chinese domain name market is growing, and fast. While investors from China have already been putting tons of money into buying premium .COMs there’s two new domain extensions that are likely to become the top investment-grade domain extensions in China, I’m talking about .在线 and .中文网 (.Chi...
MorganLinton.com - Friday, December 26, 2014 - 11:53
Merry Christmas and Hello from Texas Wine Country Hello, Merry Christmas, and hello from Texas wine country! Yes, Texas does have a wine country, and yes, as you’re expecting the wine is not spectacular. We’re not here for the wine, we’re here to get away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives to enjoy the holidays, cook, walk, listen to music […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 16:35
A Holiday Hit For Techstars – Ginger.io Raises $20M Series B Not a bad early Christmas present for the team over at Ginger.io who announced yesterday that they closed a $20M Series B and added a new board member from Kaiser Permanente Ventures. If you haven’t heard about Ginger, they are a health analytics startup that is using big data to disrupt the healthcare space. Ginger went throug...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 14:46
How do you measure the success of a new domain extension? Today TheDomains.com announced that .XYZ is the first new domain name extension to break the 750,000 registrations barrier. It’s not secret that the domain community wasn’t a fan of the Network Solutions giveaway but looking at the numbers now it’s clear that this growth is from something else, it’s spreading,...
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 21:4
A Match Made In Heaven – TLDRegistry Partners With Right Of The Dot When it comes to the domain industry there are industry players, and there are legends. In my mind Right Of The Dot gets legendary status given that it’s run by two of the biggest names in the domain industry, Monte Cahn and Michael Berkens. If you’ve been following the news lately you also know that […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 11:9
Donuts is on a roll – nabs .NEWS and .CASINO Well it’s a good day to be Donuts, the domain extension giant just locked down two monster new domain extensions – .NEWS and .CASINO. These were not easy domain extensions to get and Donuts had to outbid Amazon for .NEWS which I think could be one of the hottest new extensions once it comes out. The […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 21:49
MorganLinton.com Turns Seven Wow, time flies when you’re having fun. Today I realized that I missed the seven year anniversary of my blog which took place in October. My very first blog post was on October 18th, 2007 and was titled My First .mobi Flip and represented the beginning of a lot of hard lessons. I quickly learned […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 21:21
My Top 3 Domain Extensions For This Week – .PARIS, .DELIVERY, and .ENERGY It’s actually pretty darn cool that we live in a world where I can actually pick three new domain extensions every single week, and they keep coming! While not all of the extensions I’ve picked hit general availability this week they still have important things happening with them that I think are important for people [...
MorganLinton.com - Monday, December 1, 2014 - 18:37
3 Great Sites For Learning How To Build iOS Apps (Updated for 2015) As many of you know I’m a bit of a programming language geek. For a long time (or at least long for me) I’ve been interested in understanding which programming languages (and dev stacks) are the best for a specific application. In college I spent a lot of time in the world of C and […]
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 23:39
Even TechCrunch Doesn’t Know The Difference Between A TLD and a Subdomain I have talked about this a number of times before but today it was illustrated in a major way. Consumers and the mainstream media still have absolutely no idea what a TLD is. Today TechCrunch, one of the top tech publications in the world wrote an article about Google.co.uk and yes, they think that .co.uk is a […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 19:53
Morgan’s Top 3 Domain Extensions Launching This Week Another exciting week of new domain extensions is upon us and this week six new extensions are going live five of which are from Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry. One of the new extensions .CLICK is also breaking new ground as Uniregistry has decided not to push premium pricing on all but 100 domains which means that […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:2
My Three Favorite Startup Founder Blogs Early this week I did a post about my three favorite VC blogs, so I thought it would only make sense to talk about the other side of the table and share my three favorite startup founder blogs. As a startup founder myself who also blogs I have a ton of respect for founders who take […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:37