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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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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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
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
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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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
Two Articles Every Founder Should Read About Burn Rate Startup burn rates are always a hot topic and over the last week some very big names in the startup world have weighed-in to share their opinions. Since I know my blog is read by more than just startup founders I guess now would be a good time to explain what burn rate is. Burn […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, September 29, 2014 - 21:0
Weekend Musings Hello, happy Saturday, and welcome to my weekend musings. As many of you know this has been one of the busiest times in my entire life. Techstars Demo Day was September 3rd and since then we have been meeting with investors non-stop. This has left me with very little time to blog but a lot […]
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 18:30
How Startups Can Sock It To Cybersquatters Cybersquatters. They drive me absolutely crazy, and I’m not alone. Before I go-into ways in which startups can get their names back from squatters I wanted to clearly define what a Cybersquatter is. First things first. There’s a big difference between “Domain Investors” and “Cybersquatters” –...
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 21:35
My Favorite New .CLUB Websites It’s no secret that .CLUB has been one of the top new domain name extensions (new gTLDs) to hit the market. Along with being the first new extension to hit 100,000 paid registrations they also have seen very strong adoption from entrepreneurs all over the world. As many of you know, what excites me the […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, September 22, 2014 - 20:22