Was Musics.com A Good Buy At $76,000? Last week I wrote about the Musics.com auction over at Go Daddy. While I think that Music.com is an absolutely stellar category-killer I don’t see Musics.com a a $76,000 domain or to be honest even a $50,000 domain. If the new buyer happens to be a business that already brands itself around the term “musics” […...
MorganLinton.com - Monday, November 18, 2013 - 22:59
How MailChimp Tracks Open Rates Might Surprise You MailChimp is one of my favorite tools on the planet, while I was a long-time fan of iContact and then Constant Contact, MailChimp has without a doubt won me over. Now I’m no expert but I am learning more and more about MailChimp and its inner-workings and today came-across a pretty interesting little nugget. So […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, November 15, 2013 - 20:12
Google Chrome Has New gTLD Bug…Or Is It A Bug? As you all know I have been very vocal about my excitement around new gTLDs. As you also know I don’t think new gTLDs represent investment opportunities for Domainers, I do think they will be great for startups and small businesses. So I was excited to read this morning that Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry had brought [R...
MorganLinton.com - Friday, November 15, 2013 - 11:31
eCommerce Conversion Rates By Channel Getting someone to come to your site is one thing, getting them to buy is a whole different process. This is where you move from the world of development to the world of optimization. Probably the best person in the planet at doing this is my buddy Tim Ash over at SiteTuners. This is what […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 21:53
Breaking: DomainNameSales + Igloo To Broker Fashion.com Two of the biggest heavy-hitters in the domain world, DomainNameSales and Igloo, have teamed-up to broker one of the biggest domains on the planet – Fashion.com. In case you missed the memo Fashion is one of the biggest industries in the world and it’s growing faster than ever before. Category-defining one-word .COMs are ...
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 13:32
The Power Of The Pivot – From Teaching Kids Math To Starting Optimizely Ah the pivot, it probably has become the most-used word in the startup world. In fact it’s become so commonly used that it’s often used wrong when startups talk about an iteration. Done correctly a pivot can create an incredibly successful business, pivot in the wrong direction and you run your company into the ground. [&...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 20:59
The Monthly Shirt Club Is Here – Special Discount For My Blog Readers For months Fashion Metric customers have been asking us for a subscription service. As many of you know, our company was started out of Lean Startup Machine which focuses on listening to your customer and only adding features when customers are asking for it. We work with customers every day and have been learning a lot […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 16:16
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 22:35
What New gTLD Will Be The Best For Startups? With new gTLDs hitting the market over the next 12-18 months I see a great opportunity for startups, not all startups but some startups. I still think that well-funded startups with good marketing budgets shouldn’t be afraid to spend six-figures on a solid .COM. That being said, a startup that is building an app really […...
MorganLinton.com - Monday, November 11, 2013 - 16:16
Looking For Domaining MBA Monday? Subscribe To My Weekly Newsletter In case you missed my post last week, Domaining MBA Monday, one of my most popular blog series of all time is moving to my now weekly newsletter. Last week I saw a nice uptick in sign-ups but I wanted to give people one more quick ping before I send the newsletter, so this is […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, November 11, 2013 - 14:54
Weekend Musings Hello, Happy Saturday and welcome to my weekend musings. This week has been one of the best, yet most intense weeks of the year. As many of you know Fashion Metric had a major collaboration with GILT which was a lot of fun and we had some fantastic and inspiring meetings. It has been like […]
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 12:19
Sometimes You Just Get Lucky and The Fourth Time is The Charm Sometimes you just get lucky with a domain, the flipside being regret from not staying with a domain. On November 6 in the daily sales recap there was the sale of Numio.com for $7,500 on Sedo. This is the dream for every domainer who speculates in the made up, pronounceable niche. The domain was purchased […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, November 8, 2013 - 15:38
Want To Learn More About New gTLDs? Read These Two Blogs Lately I’ve had more and more startups ask me about new gTLDs and where they can learn more about them. If you’ve every been to the ICANN site then you know it’s not exactly the most exciting thing to read. So I wanted to share two blogs that I personally read to stay on top […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, November 8, 2013 - 11:37
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Watch The Twitter IPO Live On MorganLinton.com That’s right, today is the big day, Twitter is going public and NYSE has actually decided to stream the event through Livestream. This is history in the making and just like the Facebook IPO sent ripples through the stock market, the same thing will be happening today. For me Twitter has personally changed my life, […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 9:49
The Myth of Mass Development Develop all your domains in one go and beat your parking revenue ten-fold, sounds great doesn’t it? While it sounds great and for a few years there from 2007 – 2010 it seemed like it was possible it’s time to put this myth to bed. Sorry but you can’t mass develop your domains and watch […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 21:51
After Raising $9.2M In Funding i.TV Acquires GetGlue So you’ve probably never heard of GetGlue, and you’ve also probably never heard of i.TV, but let’s just say these companies have been part of a somewhat underground movement to revolutionize television. Yes, the battle of the living room has been focused on Apple and Google and some other players like Roku and Boxee...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 10:39
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 17:50
Albumatic Pivots, Rebrands As Koa.la Today photo-sharing startup Albumatic announced a major pivot with it they are changing the name of their company to Koala. With this change also comes a brand new domain name but it’s not a .COM, in fact it’s a domain hack using .LA, Koa.la. Along with the rebranding comes a shift in focus which at […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 13:5
Domaining MBA Monday Is Moving From My Blog To My Newsletter Hello, happy Monday, and welcome to another Domaining MBA Monday here on MorganLinton.com. Okay, today is actually going to be the very last time you see this post on my blog, that’s right, starting next week this series is moving from my blog to my newsletter. This series has been one of the most popular […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, November 4, 2013 - 10:37