Bloc.io Raises $2M To Help People Learn How To Become A Web Developer I have talked a lot about the rise of .IO, it’s the same effect I think we’ll see with “some” new gTLDs and this still is only the beginning. Today Bloc.io announced a $2M raise led by Harrison Metal and joined by First Round Capital, Baseline Ventures, and Learn Capital. The company was founded by […]
MorganLinton.com - 12 hr 32 min ago
Domaining Spain 2014 Is A Go + Here’s Why You Should Go Domaining Spain has become the go-to conference for Domain Investors in Europe and for good reason, its organizer, Dietmar Stefitz always puts together an incredible schedule covering a broad range of topics. The conference also takes place in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Valencia – Spain: Even though the conf...
MorganLinton.com - 13 hr 17 min ago
High Bidding Does Not Mean High Value I’ve seen it happen over and over and over again. Ten people bid on an expired domain and then two people battle it out bringing the price over-and-above what any end-user would realistically pay for the name. It’s a weird phenomenon but it happens outside of the domain world as well, it’s an auction mentality [R...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 17:47
Looking Forward To Mentoring At Lean Startup Machine Ultimate As many of you know I am a huge fan of Lean Startup Machine. I first participated in LSM the summer of 2011 in NYC and after that I was hooked. I became a mentor and have had a blast over the last couple of years mentoring teams as they go through the weekend experience. […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 15:44
Cyber Monday Special: 50%-Off My Book I wrote the Domain Investing Handbook to dispel many of the common myths surrounding Domain Investing. The book was in many ways a response to all the junky eBooks out there teaching people how to make a fortune in Domaining with only a few hours of work. My book tells it like it is. Domaining […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, December 2, 2013 - 17:41
Musics.com Stays in the same city, but no money for Go Daddy The much ballyhooed auction of Musics.com closed on November 18, 2013, Morgan gave his thoughts prior to the auction closing here. The 16 year old domain had 58 bids and closed at $76,000. There had been a battle between bidder 1 and 13 before bidder 14 jumped in and won the auction. The registrant info […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, December 2, 2013 - 13:1
Weekend Musings Hello, Happy Saturday and welcome to my weekend musings here on MorganLinton.com. Daina and I are visiting with my family in Northern California for Thanksgiving, last night we went out to see some live music in Berkeley a few blocks away from my Mom’s house (see photo above). This is a working weekend for us […]
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 17:30
Five Things I Am Thankful For This Thanksgiving Hello and Happy Thanksgiving! Today Daina and I are up north in my hometown of Berkeley, California getting ready to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving with the family. So I’m not going to spend too much time writing a blog post but I did want to take a few minutes to share what I am thankful […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 14:49
Black Friday Domain Deals On MorganLinton.com I’m going to try something new this year and offer domain deals directly on my blog for Black Friday. I am going to open submissions up to you, my readers, but since it is Black Friday I have a rule, you can only sell domains for a maximum of 2x what you paid for them. […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 18:0
Zample.com from mid xxx Go Daddy Auction Win to $15,000 sale in 6 months This week’s sales report showed an example of what we all would like to have happen with a Go Daddy win. Back in May Zample.com sold for $396 on Go Daddy auctions and the name was sold this week on Afternic for $15,000. The buyer is currently under privacy. This is also an example of […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 13:26
Let’s Talk About The .XYZ Auction On NameJet The .XYZ and .College Advance Auctions are in full swing with BlackFriday.xyz closing tomorrow and a slew of other premium .XYZ and .College names to follow in the coming weeks. This is a different type of auction than has ever been run before and it has definitely seen its fair share of controversy in the […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 0:4
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 10:34
Line Passes 300M Users And No They Don’t Own Line.com You’ve probably never heard of Line, and no I’m not talking about Line.com the parked page on Sedo. I’m talking about LineCorp.com the messaging giant that started in Japan and will soon have more users than there are people in the United States. 100M of those sign-ups have come over the last four months and the [...
MorganLinton.com - Monday, November 25, 2013 - 12:7
Weekend Musings Hello, Happy Sunday and welcome to my weekend musings. Life is incredibly busy right now as we are preparing for Fashion Metric’s first Black Friday and Cyber Monday which means we’re working morning, afternoon and night on weekdays and weekends. It’s a lot of fun and I think we’re going to create one of the [...
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 13:7
Must-Watch Video: Top 7 Domain Investment Myths As many of you know I have been a big proponent of dispelling all of the smoke and mirrors that surround the Domain Investing world. I cringe every time I hear someone say this is an easy industry to get started in that takes less than $10 to make your first investment. The problem is […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, November 22, 2013 - 21:5
Sift Raises $2M To Bring Users A Personalized Shopping Experience On The iPhone Today personal shopping platform Sift announced they have raised a $2M seed round from Unity Ventures, Sand Hill Angels, Grey Corp and several others. The funding comes alongside their new app that does exactly as the name sounds, helping users sift through all the different offers they get delivered to their inbox each day so [̷...
MorganLinton.com - Friday, November 22, 2013 - 16:31
Heritage Auctions Hits A Home Run With Tonight’s Live Domain Auction Tonight was an exciting night and I think we all owe Aaron Meystedt a huge thanks for taking domain names auctions to the next level. As most of your know, Aaron took the reins as the Founder and Director of the Domain Name and Intellectual Property Division at Heritage Auctions. It was clear from the […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, November 22, 2013 - 2:23
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 22:16
Was Musics.com A Good Buy At $76,000? Last week I wrote about the Musics.com auction over at Go Daddy. While I think that Music.com is an absolutely stellar category-killer I don’t see Musics.com a a $76,000 domain or to be honest even a $50,000 domain. If the new buyer happens to be a business that already brands itself around the term “musics” […...
MorganLinton.com - Monday, November 18, 2013 - 22:59