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Morgan’s Top 3 Domain Extensions Launching This Week
Another exciting week of new domain extensions is upon us and this week six new extensions are going live five of which are from Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry. One of the new extensions .CLICK is also breaking new ground as Uniregistry has decided not to push premium pricing on all but 100 domains which means that […] - 10 hr 52 min ago
My Three Favorite Startup Founder Blogs
Early this week I did a post about my three favorite VC blogs, so I thought it would only make sense to talk about the other side of the table and share my three favorite startup founder blogs. As a startup founder myself who also blogs I have a ton of respect for founders who take […] - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:37
Reflections on moving our startup from Los Angeles to Austin
In May we got some very exciting news, we had been accepted into Techstars Austin. Given that Techstars has a lower acceptance rate than Harvard we were incredibly honored, packed our bags, and headed to Austin for the three month program. Our plan, like most companies going through the program was to return to Los Angeles […] - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:47
My 3 Favorite VC Blogs
Over the last five years more and more Venture Capitalists have given entrepreneurs a window into their world through their own personal blogs. I’m pretty sure Fred Wilson takes the cake for starting this trend and now it’s easier than ever to know what a certain VC thinks about a topic because there’s a good chance... - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:22
TLD Registry Takes Home The Gold In China
You’ve probably seen TLD Registry in the news a lot lately and that’s because they have been making news all over the world as they make waves in the Chinese domain market. Given that 20% of the world is Chinese they are hitting a massive market and they just took home the Best Marketing Award […] - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 20:51
Morgan’s Flippa Five:,,
Hello, happy Friday and welcome to my Flippa Five. I have to say that this week Flippa has some of the best domains they’ve had all year so it was tough to narrow it down to just five. That being said I do think there are some truly exceptional names in my Flippa Five this […] - Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:7
Did Nintendo make a huge branding mistake with the Wii U?
I will be the first to admit that I am a long-time Nintendo fan. I can still remember getting the original Nintendo for Christmas when I was a kid (yes, I’m old) and from my first game of Super Mario Bros I was sold. At that time Nintendo had literally resurrected gaming console market and […] - Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 1:45
Morgan’s Top 3 Domain Extensions For The Week Of Nov 10th
So new domain name extensions are launching every week and with so many coming to market I thought it was about time to do a weekly feature of my top picks. Before I go any further let me be really clear about what I am picking these for. I am not picking these domain extensions […] - Monday, November 10, 2014 - 21:7
One quick and easy way to get more exposure for your domains on Afternic
I have been a big fan of Afternic since I started using them back in 2007, they have a great team and a massive network of partners that makes it easy to get your domain(s) in front of a ton of potential buyers. What you might not know is that Afternic has two different promotion […] - Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 13:6
One app everyone should be using
I recently discovered an app that I’ve found just about every one of my friends uses and I understand why. It’s called f.lux and it does something that will actually change your life in a small but meaningful way. To understand what f.lux does I want you to first pay attention to your computer screen […] - Friday, November 7, 2014 - 22:4 Second Largest .org Sale in 2014 – Purchased by Right Ventures was purchased for $45,000 back in August, it is the largest reported .org sale of 2014.(That sale has now been surpassed by at $75,000) The domain was purchased by Right Ventures which was founded by Edith Yeung, the purchase makes sense as Edith is also VP of international business development at Dolphin Browser... - Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 18:32
Pager App Is The Buyer of for $45,000
The domain name sold for $45,000 on Sedo this week. The whois just changed and we now know the buyer. The company upgraded from and is involved in the health care field. Pager was started in 2013 in New York City by seasoned entrepreneurs Philip Eytan, Gaspard de Dreuzy and Oscar Salazar. Prior […] - Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 17:45
BetaBeat encourages startups to think twice about .io domains
Today BetaBeat came-out with an article about .io, a domain extension that has been in a hit in the startup world but that has a bit of a mixed past. While .io does sound catchy and has been very popular within the development community, .io doesn’t mean input/output, instead is stands for Indian Ocean, a […] - Monday, November 3, 2014 - 15:42
Is .NYC Giving Us A Preview Of What’s To Come?
.NYC has posted some pretty amazing landrush sales numbers out of the gate with reporting today a monster sale, selling for $60,000. There were a lot of other pretty impressive sales and while the auctions apparently were small, there are a few people out there who already see very real value in .NYC doma... - Friday, October 31, 2014 - 21:58
.OOO CEO Predicts over 2M registrations in first year
Today The Economic Times did a story about .OOO with some pretty interesting quotes from the CEO. I wrote about .OOO last week and I definitely don’t want to look like I’m picking on them. I’m all for anyone who wants to take a new gTLD and make it something big, at the same time, […] - Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 20:29
Is there really a rush for .LUXURY domains? The New York Post seems to think so.
I’m not sure if the New York Post just isn’t plugged-into the domain space or if they are just good buddies with someone over at .LUXURY but over the weekend they shared a story that I really just have to call BS on. Now I want to be clear, I’m not coming out against .LUXURY, I […] - Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 15:45
Breaking: Breathe Luxury auctioning off,, and more
Breathe Luxury is holding a travel domain auction in London and bringing a number of premium domains to auction that I thought might catch your eye. While I’ve never heard of Breathe Luxury it looks like they own some monster names, here a quick sample of what’s going to auction: - Monday, October 27, 2014 - 23:57
Breaking: Verisign CEO Predicts New gTLDs Will Impact .NET
Online publication Datamation just published an article about the new gTLDs and they paint a picture of confusion that seems to be spurred by Verisign. The CFO of Verisign was quoted as saying: “There is quite a bit of confusion in the marketplace, and I think it’s having some effects on the industry as a total […] - Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 15:23
Breaking: The Register – Building your site on a new gTLD may provide SEO benefits
One of the big questions in everyone’s mind surrounding the new gTLDs is how they will fare in search engines like Google and Bing. Yesterday The Register took a deep dive into two SEO studies that were done on the new gTLDs that show there could be some meaningful SEO benefits to putting a site on a […] - Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:29
Can someone tell me what .OOO was thinking?
This week has some new domain extensions hitting the market that I think will see solid adoption over the next few years. Extensions like .airforce, .army, .vet, and .navy are being launched by Rightside this week and it’s pretty easy to understand who their target market is and why they would be interested in one of […] - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:4

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