How Donuts Became The World’s Largest Registry Overnight FastCo Labs is out with an article today about Donuts and how they became the world’s largest registry overnight. I think the author forgot about Verisign who has many more domains under its wing than Donuts. In the article Daniel Schindler one of the co-founders discussed things like specificity and how they thought long and [...
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:3
A Few Reasons Why The Austin Startup Scene Is Something Special We have now been living in Austin for about a month and a half and thanks to Techstars and the incredible network Jason and the team has built we’ve had a chance to meet upwards of 80 people involved in the Austin startup scene from VC’s to Angel Investors, founders that just had a big […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 21:33
Are you a “Startup Guy”? If so Banana Republic has your style…or does it? This is one of those things you really do have to see to believe and yes, it pretty much solidifies the depth at which startup culture has in some ways gone mainstream. Banana Republic recently announced a new style for the summer, and the name of the style is – “The Startup Guy” I still […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, July 21, 2014 - 19:38
Early Stage vs. Seed Stage A good question came-up at Techstars yesterday during a VC meeting prep session that I thought would be good to share with all of you. I know that many of my blog readers are fairly new to the fundraising game so I’m sure this is a question that many of you also might have. Just to give some quick […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 10:3
WordPress Wednesday: WordPress 4.0 Is Coming Last week WordPress announced that version 4.0 of their platform is coming, and for those who want to give it a shot before the rest, the beta is now ready to rock. While I’m typically the type of guy who likes to dive in and try new software versions I tend to hold-off on testing […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 22:41
Why Most Startups Haven’t Heard Of “The New gTLDs” Lately I’ve been thinking that there is a growing disconnect between the domain world and the startup world. A lot of this has come to me over the last year and a half as I’ve moved from the domain industry to the startup space myself. Now that I’m in Techstars I am surrounded by other […]
Morgan’s Style Sundays – How To “Properly” Clean A Dress Shirt As many of you know I am the co-founder of Fashion Metric, a SaaS startup in the apparel eCommerce space. I have also been pretty intensely interested in fashion since I was around 15 and now that my full-time job intersects directly with the fashion world I have been getting even more involved in all […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 14:13
Weekend Musings Hello, happy Saturday, and welcome to my weekend musings. This week has been incredibly busy with the first half of the week jam-packed with meetings in Austin and the second half also jam-packed with meetings but this time up in Dallas. We have been attending the J Hilburn conference over the last three days, if you […]
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 15:5
Flippa Friday: Mortgages.info, OAR.com, Physical.com Hello Happy Friday and welcome to another Flippa Friday here on MorganLinton.com! This is quickly becoming one of the most-read weekly series I’ve ever run on my blog so thanks to everyone who has been reading, commenting, and sharing. Lots of great names this week so let’s get to it. Mortgages.info – super solid on...
Like Python? Learn Flask So I think by now you realize that I’m a bit of a Python geek, and yes, I’m getting geekier by the day. One of the latest crazes in the Python world and with good reason is Flask. No I’m not talking about the flask you drink out of, and I’m excited to say that […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 19:3
The American Council on Education successful in URS regarding GED.XYZ The American Council on Education just won a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) on the the domain name Ged.xyz. The domain name was owned by Information Services Inc. Decision: American Council on Education et al. v. Information Services Inc Claim Number: FA1406001565698 DOMAIN NAME <ged.xyz> PARTIES...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 21:39
It’s Official – .CO.COM Is Here! The Miami Heat assembled their dream team a few years ago and now the domain industry has assembled theirs. Paul Goldstone, Ken Hansen and Gregg McNair, three of the most well-known domain industry veterans have joined forces and today is their day, .CO.COM has arrived. According to the .CO.COM team: .co.com is getting the greatest [...
Weekend Musings + The Best Thai Basil Chicken in Austin Hello, happy Saturday, and welcome to my weekend musings. As I’ve said probably about 100 times now, I absolutely love Austin, from great music, to great food, amazing people and a startup scene that is growing like crazy, I’m really feeling like this is home. The photo above is from 2nd street which is a […]
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 13:24
One Article Every Startup Founder Should Read This Week Leaving your day job and running a startup full time comes with a whole new set of responsibilities that you might not have thought of. From hiring your first employees, setting up payroll, firing your first employee (no they all aren’t going to work out) to writing regular investor updates there are a lot of new […]