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April 6, 2020 21:11

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A few insights from two domains I’ve acquired for startups this year

I just finished my second brokerage deal of the year and thought I’d share some reflections on these two deals. I’m still trying to see if there’s a way I can share the domain for one or both, if I can swing it, I’ll do it. That being said, these were relatively small deals so […]

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The story behind the acquisition of Hey.com

If you don’t know Jason Fried, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with his company Basecamp. In early February Jason announced that along with coming out with Basecamp 4, the company would also be releasing an innovative new offering in the email space. As you might notice, the new email service is launching on one […]

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The story behind the acquisition of Hey.com

If you don’t know Jason Fried, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with his company Basecamp. In early February Jason announced that along with coming out with Basecamp 4, the company would also be releasing an innovative new offering in the email space. As you might notice, the new email service is launching on one […]

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.TECH was everywhere at CES this year – here’s three super innovative companies that caught my eye

CES 2020 is a wrap and as the biggest consumer electronics show of the year comes to a close, a lot of new companies and technologies are buzzing with excitement. This year, CES saw an influx of startup and technology companies branding on .TECH domains and I thought it would be fun to share a […]

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.CO is putting together some pretty awesome micro-documentaries for Global Entrepreneurship Week 🌏

In case you missed the memo, last week was Global Entrepreneurship week, the largest celebration of Entrepreneurship in the world. To give you an idea of what a big event this is globally, over 35,000 unique events were scheduled last week with over 10M entrepreneurs worldwide participating in them. Since .CO has been a go-to […]

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Documentary Showcases Future Internet Moguls Growing Big Ideas On .CO Domain

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship, kicks off today – and so too does the latest .CO annual worldwide campaign in support of GEW and the creators, innovators and entrepreneurs who hustle hard every day to bring their big ideas and dreams to life.     From November 18th through the 24th, GEW will touch […]

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If your company name is taken in .COM, you have three options

First things first, yes – pretty much every company wants to get their exact match .COM. That’s a given. But more and more companies want to call themselves something that would be a big juicy six or seven figure purchase in the .COM space, or it might already be taken in .COM by a company […]

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One-word .CO domains are hotter than ever with startups

No matter where in the world I go, I see a startup branding on a one-word .CO domain name. In July I was in Denmark and one of the top scooter companies there, Wind was branding on Wind.co. Then, I get back to SF and I’m walking to the office, and there it is again, […]

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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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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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