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July 18, 2019 08:46

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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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All 26 single letter .IO domains are taken, but are they being used?

Owning a single letter domain in any TLD can be both useful, and pricey. Single letter domains can cost millions of dollars to acquire, and many registries hold onto them until later on, to sell individually or via auctions. The dot .IO Registry operates the ccTLD for the British Indian Ocean Territory, and not without […]

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Fashion Metric : Company moves to .IO domain citing industry trends

Mega start-up, Fashion Metric, is ruffling domainers’ feathers today, with the announcement of moving from its .COM to an .IO domain. Fashion Metric co-founder and popular blogger, Morgan Linton, justified this move by submitting to peer pressure from industry pioneers. “Moving from a secure .COM to an .IO is like moving out of your parents’ […]

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Start-up shocker: Do you still support .io domains after reading this?

A great investigative article at GIGAOM unveils “The dark side of .io” – the article reveals how the only benefactor from the registration of dot .io domains, is the British government. Making earnings from a “shady Cold War land deal“, the article describes the formation of the British Indian Ocean Territory, part of which is […]

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