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.com Usage Amongst Early Stage Startups Has Declined

According to data from Betalist, as shared by Marc Köhlbrugge on Twitter, .com usage amongst early stage startups has been on the decline. The data that was shared shows .com usage was 78% ten years ago and it has declined to 56% most recently: 📉 .com usage amongst early stage startups has declined from 78% [...] Continue reading


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Create a Plan and Protect Yourself

Ned OMeara shared a post on LinkedIn, and he gave me permission to share it here because the message is important. Domain registrants, and particularly domain investors, need to create a plan to protect their business assets for when they die. Ned shared a story about a client of his who purchased one of his [...] Continue reading


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“Would You Sell…” is a Fishing Expedition

When someone emails to ask, “would you sell X for $xx,xxx?” I look at as a fishing expedition. Some may also call it tire kicking, but people who ask about buying a domain name at a certain price are usually more interested in fishing for the right number rather than simply kicking the tires on [...] Continue reading


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Media Options Brokers Sale of Gorillas.com

In September, I noticed that Gorillas.com had a Media Options landing page with a $500,000 asking price. What was interesting to me is that Gorillas.com has been owned by NameFind, the domain name portfolio company owned and operated by GoDaddy. I shared what I noticed on Twitter: Looks like @MediaOptions is brokering the generic and [...] Continue reading


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Coinbase Got CoinbaseNFT.com After Filing UDRP

In a blog post published yesterday afternoon, Coinbase announced that it would soon launch Coinbase NFT. According to the article Coinbase NFT will become “a peer-to-peer marketplace that will make minting, purchasing, showcasing, and discovering NFTs easier than ever.” My guess is that Coinbase NFT will be found within the original Coinbase.com website, but the [...] Continue reading


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Merlin Kauffman Set to Launch Metasaurs NFT

I’ve known Merlin Kauffman for many years and have seen him transition from successful domain investor to startup founder to angel investor. I believe Merlin still owns many domain names, and he continues to actively buy domain names. Although I am not involved in the NFT or crypto spaces at all, I follow it because [...] Continue reading


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Media Options Can Negotiate Dan.com User Deals

Dan.com announced a partnership with Media Options that will allow Dan sellers to work with Media Options to negotiate a deal on their behalf. The news was sent to Dan.com customers this morning, and a press release with details about the partnership was published this morning. Sellers on Dan.com can now hand off their domain [...] Continue reading



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