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March 18, 2018 19:37

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A nice start for .IO in 2018 as sells for $30,000

Well 2018 is already off to a pretty amazing start for .IO as took the cake as the top sale of the day on Monday selling for $30,000 on popular domain marketplace The top sale of the day was which sold for $30,000 at NameBio recorded 187 sales for a total of $131,750 with an […]

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Did you know you could buy a domain name for $1M and not be able to legally use it?

  It might sound crazy, but it’s true. You can buy a domain name for a million dollars (or more) and not be able to use the domain, or even worse, lose the domain because you are infringing on someone’s trademark. It’s something that many startups don’t think about until it’s too late, but the […]

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Three non .COM sales that caught my eye this month

I always enjoy looking at sales data and trying to understand how the dynamics of the domain name world are changing over time. It wasn’t that long ago that if the .COM was taken, you’d have .NET or .ORG – today there are so many more options it’s really hard to know which is the […]

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Domains for Startups – Nov 17th, 2017: Five names up for auction that I think startups will dig

There have been some truly stellar domain sales with both one and two-word .COMs taking the cake when it comes to value. It’s also pretty well known that many of the top sales you read about on places like DNJournal, often started as a smart buy some time ago. While people often say “all the […]

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Now that’s a serious brand upgrade – Dapulse changes its name to

Dapulse is a startup that makes some pretty slick collaboration/communication tools for teams, they’ve raised over $34M and are trusted by companies like the Discovery Channel, Uber, and Adidas. But let’s pause for a second…what the heck does Dapulse mean? If you’re scratching your head trying to piece together some logic behind the name, you’re […]

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There’s a lively discussion happening on my blog about the eShares rebrand

A couple of days ago I wrote a post about equity management platform eShares rebranding to Carta after they failed to secure Most people would assume that any company that can raise north of $67M would surely already own their .COM. They didn’t, and the CEO came out and said that the reason they […]

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After raising over $67M eShares fails to secure the .COM and rebrands to Carta

In all honesty I’m pretty shocked about this one. If you haven’t heard of eShares let me drop a little knowledge before we continue since we’ve been a customer for years and I really like what they do. eShares (errr, Carta) allows startups to easily manage and grant equity all through a super slick, easy […]

Read more and among top 15 domains sold on NameJet last week

I’m someone that has always paid attention to things in the domain industry that I think go against the norm. Those little opportunities that oftentimes don’t pan out, but pay big when they do. Of course I haven’t made millions chasing these niche opportunities so I’m not telling you that you should, but I am […]

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It’s official – we’re back in the Bay

As many of you know, I was born and raised in the Bay Area – Berkeley to be specific. I love the Bay but after High School I was ready for something different, which is why heading to the East Coast for college was definitely the right move. I really enjoyed my time at CMU, […]

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Domains for Startups – Oct 13th, 2017: Five names up for auction that I think startups will dig

Hello, happy Friday and welcome to my new weekly column – domains for startups. Each week I will be going through domain names that are up for auction on popular domain marketplace NameJet. These domains are up for auction so in many cases will end up in the hands of the highest bidder, enjoy! […]

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