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February 23, 2019 10:29

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TIL – 71% of data breaches target small businesses, here’s nine ways to stay safe(r)

It feels like every week some huge company gets hacked and me, you, and everyone’s personal information ends up in the hands of scammers and identity thefts. Until recently I thought that attackers focused on large companies because they have more data…turns out I was wrong. According to Michael Kaiser, Executive Director of the National […]

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.CLUB launches new marketplace with a focus on domain name leasing

I had the chance to catch-up with Jeff Sass, one of the founders of .CLUB while I was at NamesCon a couple of weeks ago. We sat down and walked through a brand new domain marketplace they recently launched on Names.club and I thought it was a pretty cool concept, specifically how they’ve integrated domain […]

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Monday Morning Walks With Morgan: Episode 7, an evening walk in San Francisco

Well this morning proved to be too busy for me to get out and go for a walk, but I didn’t want to miss another Monday so I decided to bring all of you along for an evening walk. My plan was to memorize and cover five stories and during the video and I thought […]

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Why I continue to focus on investing in two-word .COMs

While I don’t hold back on my excitement around seeing companies build strong brands on extensions like .IO, .CLUB, .ME, .XYZ and many more, as an investor my focus is on .COM. Also, as a startup founder I made the very conscious decision to brand on .COM since I believe that founders who brand on […]

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Building a billion dollar business on a .IO domain – Confluent.io raises $125M Series D at $2.5B valuation

I think it’s safe to say that Confluent.io has proven that you absolutely can build a billion dollar business, while branding on a .IO domain name. The company has been on an incredible growth trajectory after raising their Series A round back in 2014 at a $26M valuation. (Source – Confluent) The CEO of Confluent […]

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Leaked! Private ICANN chat accidentally posted in public channel

Well this is an interesting one. Yesterday George Kirikos, shared an interesting Twitter Moment of a conversation on a public ICANN message board with a private chat that seems to have accidentally been broadcast publicly. As you can see from the above screenshot, Berry Cobb from ICANN was apparently trying to send a private message […]

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Increasing domain renewal fees causing large portfolio holders to sell

Today: Defining a domain names value / 97688.com sold for $4,597 / Should you turn domain privacy off? / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying pronounceable LLLL.COM and dictionary words .co.uk domains – This buyer has a total budget of up to $20,000.00 and […]

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Domain Pricing Game Launches and slams Domainers in the process

This morning I read an article on Boing Boing about a weirdly addictive new online game called The Domain Pricing Game. Essentially, the creator made a game where two domains are displayed and you have to pick which one is worth more than the other. I’m not quite sure where the pricing data comes from […]

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Monday Morning Walks with Morgan – Episode 5

Hello, happy Monday, and welcome to Monday Morning Walks with Morgan. This episode is brought to you from snowy Lake Tahoe California. I did my best to keep the video this week short and sweet both because you asked for short videos…and it’s cold and I forgot to bring gloves and a hat out with […]

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What not to do when you’re making an offer on a domain name

Every once and a while a potential buyer does something that’s a bit of a head scratcher. At the end of the day things like this don’t bug me too much, but I do think it’s annoying and a waste of my time and theirs. I know there are a lot of startup founders and […]

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