What kind of domain names I’m buying in 2016 2016 will mark my nine year anniversary investing in domain names, and one thing has been constant over the last nine years – change. 2015 was a major year for the domain industry in two ways: The buying shifted to China Short and numeric domain names became more liquid at higher prices than ever before Rewind […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 20:21
My Most-Read Medium Article of 2015 Medium.com continues to be one of my favorite sites, it’s also the reason why I read less books but I’m okay with that. What I like about Medium, both as a reader and a writer is its dedication to highlighting truly interesting articles. As a reader this makes it tough to choose just one or […]
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 14:22
My 2016 Predictions 2015 was an absolutely incredible year and there is no doubt in my mind that 2016 will be even better. As the co-founder of a technology startup I find myself constantly reading more about where we are going, who is pushing the limits, and what that means for the future. We are living in very interesting […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, January 1, 2016 - 18:17
The Work-Life Mantra You miss things like your kid’s music recital, you get winded walking up the escalator in the mall, and your clients know more about your daily habits than your family. This “work-life” im-balance is not a new concept. It’s frequently discussed by every entrepreneur outlet, including MorganLinton.com, and its use in hollywood has bec...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 16:48
Weekend Musings – Hello from Breckenridge Hello, happy Sunday, and welcome back to my weekend musings! I tried taking a break from weekending musings for a few months and after the tenth email from readers asking to add it back into the mix I’ve decided to make it happen. As the co-founder of a startup I pretty much work all days, nights, […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 11:58
A Starter Guide to MorganLinton.com, Part III This is the third part in a series dedicated to the best articles that Morgan has written over the years. Here is Part I and Part II if you missed them. Enjoy part III! If you have a favorite article, please share it in the comments section! Appraising and Investing Building […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 13:40
Savant Delays Their Killer Remote – Misses Holidays On Friday popular home electronics-maker Savant announced a delay on their highly anticipated “Savant Remote” – or in layman’s terms, one remote to rule them all. Known for their higher-end home automation products, Savant is going after a mass-market audience with what truly could be one remote that controls ...
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 18:0
20.com to be Auctioned January 5, 2016 Internet entrepreneur Jason Calacanis is getting ready to auction off one of the best domain names you can buy, 20.com. Calacanis purchased the name for $75,000 around 7 years ago. Calacanis joined Namepros a month ago and asked for opinions on the name, he made it clear he did not have to sell but would […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:24
Flippa is down Popular domain name and website marketplace Flippa.com seems to be down as of 9:48PM CST. Prior to the wonderful rainbow unicorn the site wasn’t resolving at all. As many of you know I’m a big fan of Flippa’s, and I was looking forward to going through some of their latest domain listings. Thought I should […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 22:51
10 Worst Website Blunders You Can Make Your website is your largest marketing asset. Minor mistakes and inconsistent maintenance can add up over time. You have mere seconds to capture your user’s attention before they navigate away from your site. Avoid these common pitfalls to prevent potential customers from falling through the cracks: Bad Domain – More often than...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 15:34
MorganLinton.com - Monday, December 14, 2015 - 21:24
Breaking: WordPress Hosting Service WP Engine Hacked Popular WordPress hosting service WP engine has been hacked. I am a proud WP engine customer, great company, great people, sad news but something I wanted to share for all the WP engine customers out there. I use a very cool service that I highly recommend to other bloggers called Clef that adds two-factor authentication to WordPress...
MorganLinton.com - Friday, December 11, 2015 - 0:45
7 Resources for Bootstrapping Startups Bootstrapping a startup mimics the Greek mythology of Sisyphus pushing a massive boulder uphill just to see it roll back down again later. Entrepreneurs often inquire for some of the best online tools in the beginning stages of their business to thwart the “one step forward, two steps backward” mentality. With that in mind, I’ve comp...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 13:34
What you can learn about domain trends by looking at expired domain auctions One thing I’ve gotten in the habit of doing over the years is looking at the top 20 expired .COM names on Go Daddy auctions, NameJet, and other domain auctions sites. Without reserve pricing and all buyers knowing that the domain will sell to the highest bidder, auctions like this give incredible insight into the […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 21:23
Funding Friday – uMake lands $4.5M Series A Led By BlueRun Ventures Hello and welcome to a brand-new weekly series on MorganLinton.com – Funding Friday! As the co-founder of a venture-funded startup following startup funding news on a daily basis has become a part of my normal routine. Thanks to resources like Crunchbase, Mattermark and AngelList it has become easier than ever before to dive in and [...
MorganLinton.com - Friday, December 4, 2015 - 23:8
Buyer of BTC.com for $1million Charged with Operating a Ponzi Scheme Back in August of 2014 there was a big buzz around the sale of BTC.com for $1million. Domain Guardians brokered the sale and Mike Robertson gave an interview to TheDomains.com on how the sale went down. Today the buyer Josh Garza has been charged with fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission. CoinDesk reported: The […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 0:49
Why Cyber Monday Is Great For Business Owners While it can be easy to look at Cyber Monday as that day that you buy a new TV for your living room or finally pull the trigger on an Amazon Echo (yes – they’re $149 today), it’s also a great time to lock in savings for your business. I started doing this years ago, […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, November 30, 2015 - 21:48
Christmas came early for .CLUB Suffice it to say .CLUB is officially on-fire, it is one of the fastest growing domain extensions in history and with over 420,000 domains registered things don’t seem to be slowing down. Strong interest in short and numeric domain names have earned .CLUB an additional 100,000 registrations in the last two weeks. A big part [...
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 13:48
My Top 5 Black Friday Picks For Domain Name Investors I hope all of my readers had a great Thanksgiving! I’m writing this post from my hometown of Berkeley, California after getting lunch on 4th street at one of my favorite spots. Given how busy our lives are it is nice to spend a few days with the family just enjoying some time together. While I’m a […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, November 27, 2015 - 19:41