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TLD Registry Takes Home The Gold In China
You’ve probably seen TLD Registry in the news a lot lately and that’s because they have been making news all over the world as they make waves in the Chinese domain market. Given that 20% of the world is Chinese they are hitting a massive market and they just took home the Best Marketing Award […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 20:51
Morgan’s Flippa Five: Rides.com, Hacked.com, Direction.com
Hello, happy Friday and welcome to my Flippa Five. I have to say that this week Flippa has some of the best domains they’ve had all year so it was tough to narrow it down to just five. That being said I do think there are some truly exceptional names in my Flippa Five this […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:7
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Did Nintendo make a huge branding mistake with the Wii U?
I will be the first to admit that I am a long-time Nintendo fan. I can still remember getting the original Nintendo for Christmas when I was a kid (yes, I’m old) and from my first game of Super Mario Bros I was sold. At that time Nintendo had literally resurrected gaming console market and […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 1:45
Morgan’s Top 3 Domain Extensions For The Week Of Nov 10th
So new domain name extensions are launching every week and with so many coming to market I thought it was about time to do a weekly feature of my top picks. Before I go any further let me be really clear about what I am picking these for. I am not picking these domain extensions […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, November 10, 2014 - 21:7
One quick and easy way to get more exposure for your domains on Afternic
I have been a big fan of Afternic since I started using them back in 2007, they have a great team and a massive network of partners that makes it easy to get your domain(s) in front of a ton of potential buyers. What you might not know is that Afternic has two different promotion […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 13:6
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One app everyone should be using
I recently discovered an app that I’ve found just about every one of my friends uses and I understand why. It’s called f.lux and it does something that will actually change your life in a small but meaningful way. To understand what f.lux does I want you to first pay attention to your computer screen […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, November 7, 2014 - 22:4
Dolphin.org Second Largest .org Sale in 2014 – Purchased by Right Ventures
Dolphin.org was purchased for $45,000 back in August, it is the largest reported .org sale of 2014.(That sale has now been surpassed by Coin.org at $75,000) The domain was purchased by Right Ventures which was founded by Edith Yeung, the purchase makes sense as Edith is also VP of international business development at Dolphin Browser...
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 18:32
Pager App Is The Buyer of Pager.com for $45,000
The domain name pager.com sold for $45,000 on Sedo this week. The whois just changed and we now know the buyer. The company upgraded from getpager.com and is involved in the health care field. Pager was started in 2013 in New York City by seasoned entrepreneurs Philip Eytan, Gaspard de Dreuzy and Oscar Salazar. Prior […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 17:45
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BetaBeat encourages startups to think twice about .io domains
Today BetaBeat came-out with an article about .io, a domain extension that has been in a hit in the startup world but that has a bit of a mixed past. While .io does sound catchy and has been very popular within the development community, .io doesn’t mean input/output, instead is stands for Indian Ocean, a […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, November 3, 2014 - 15:42
Is .NYC Giving Us A Preview Of What’s To Come?
.NYC has posted some pretty amazing landrush sales numbers out of the gate with TheDomains.com reporting today a monster sale, Marijuana.nyc selling for $60,000. There were a lot of other pretty impressive sales and while the auctions apparently were small, there are a few people out there who already see very real value in .NYC doma...
MorganLinton.com - Friday, October 31, 2014 - 21:58
.OOO CEO Predicts over 2M registrations in first year
Today The Economic Times did a story about .OOO with some pretty interesting quotes from the CEO. I wrote about .OOO last week and I definitely don’t want to look like I’m picking on them. I’m all for anyone who wants to take a new gTLD and make it something big, at the same time, […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 20:29
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Is there really a rush for .LUXURY domains? The New York Post seems to think so.
I’m not sure if the New York Post just isn’t plugged-into the domain space or if they are just good buddies with someone over at .LUXURY but over the weekend they shared a story that I really just have to call BS on. Now I want to be clear, I’m not coming out against .LUXURY, I […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 15:45
Breaking: Breathe Luxury auctioning off Dubai.com, Holiday.com, Journey.com and more
Breathe Luxury is holding a travel domain auction in London and bringing a number of premium domains to auction that I thought might catch your eye. While I’ve never heard of Breathe Luxury it looks like they own some monster names, here a quick sample of what’s going to auction: Holiday.com Dubai.com Journey.com Iraq.com...
MorganLinton.com - Monday, October 27, 2014 - 23:57
Breaking: Verisign CEO Predicts New gTLDs Will Impact .NET
Online publication Datamation just published an article about the new gTLDs and they paint a picture of confusion that seems to be spurred by Verisign. The CFO of Verisign was quoted as saying: “There is quite a bit of confusion in the marketplace, and I think it’s having some effects on the industry as a total […]
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 15:23
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Breaking: The Register – Building your site on a new gTLD may provide SEO benefits
One of the big questions in everyone’s mind surrounding the new gTLDs is how they will fare in search engines like Google and Bing. Yesterday The Register took a deep dive into two SEO studies that were done on the new gTLDs that show there could be some meaningful SEO benefits to putting a site on a […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:29
Can someone tell me what .OOO was thinking?
This week has some new domain extensions hitting the market that I think will see solid adoption over the next few years. Extensions like .airforce, .army, .vet, and .navy are being launched by Rightside this week and it’s pretty easy to understand who their target market is and why they would be interested in one of […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:4
Smart Luggage Is (Almost) Here Thanks To Bluesmart
So there’s a good chance you have a Smart TV sitting in your living room, and your car, well it’s probably pretty smart too, oh and that phone in your pocket, Smartphone right? Yes, we are living in a world of “smart” things and the next innovation is something that as a frequent traveler I […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:30
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Yahoo Tech Thinks .COM Will Be “just one fish in the sea”
This is a debate that has been front-and-center in the domain community and will only continue to get more intensely debated as time goes by. Will .COM rise in value and remain the gold standard or will it get lost in the sea of new top level domains? The reason this is such a hot […]
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 14:41
Warner Music Group Acquires Playlists.net
If you’re a Spotify fan then there’s a good chance you know about Playlists.net, if not think of it as one of the top places to share Spotify playlists. The company was originally called ShareMyPlaylists.com but they choose to shorten the name and rebrand to Playlists.net. The company has currently raised a bit under $1M ...
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 19:50
Does size matter? It just might when it comes to the new domain name extensions
I was talking to another startup founder today about the new domain extensions, and yes, like most startup founders this is someone very far removed from the domain name industry. He said something that got me thinking, “I would only buy short domain extensions, I like the two character extensions the most.”  This isnR...
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 22:13
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What Startups Should Know About .NYC Domain Names
The time has come, .NYC officially launches tomorrow. It has been one of the most-anticipated new domain extensions to hit the market and after the success of similar TLDs like .BERLIN, the bar has been set pretty high. Of course, just like physical real estate in NYC, ownership isn’t available to everyone. Only New York [̷...
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 20:18
The Battle Begins – Apple, Facebook, and Google take on PayPal
There’s a storm brewing in Silicon Valley, and it’s centered around a race to become the new standard for sending and receiving payments online. The world is changing and I’m pretty sure we’re all going to look back on things like credit cards and say, “wow, remember when you had to use one of those to p...
MorganLinton.com - Monday, October 6, 2014 - 13:45
3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of A Domain Name Conference
Well it’s official, TRAFFIC is less than 30 days away and that means that Domain Investors around the world are gearing-up for an exciting week of learning, networking, and my favorite – doing deals. I have been to more domain conferences than I can count on one hand and over the years have learned a […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 18:21
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From 9 to 30 – how Keen IO has managed to scale without losing touch with the team
I have written about Keen IO before, in case you missed some of my earlier posts about them, they are a fellow Techstars alum that recently raised 11.3M. As with most startups, as more money comes in, more people join the team. Most startups struggle to keep team cohesion as the team grows and startups […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 1:14
How Uniregistry Can Put An End To Forgotten Domains
If you own more than a handful of domains there’s a good chance that they are spread across multiple registrars. As time goes by it is easy to lose track of where all your domains are registered and when each expires. Couple this with an old email address at one of your registrar accounts and […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:27

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