Home New gTLD Page 3

New gTLD

Find Your Own Path to Success

One of the neat things about domain investing is the number of ways people can make money from their domain investments. I have always been strictly a .com investor, and that has worked for me. There are plenty of other people who are creating their own investment strategies, and they are finding their own success.

I want to highlight two examples of people I do not know personally, but I have seen them share stories of successful domain investing.

I follow Jason Sheppard on Twitter, and I appreciate his willingness to share details about his domain name sales. This morning, he shared that he sold Basic.vc $4,999 via DAN.com. This is a domain name that he registered just a handful of months ago, and he reported that he is now in the money on his .VC domain name investments:

Mmhmm.App…. Hmmmmmmm

The Verge published an article about a teleconferencing startup that recently raised 7 figures in funding and its name made me think, “hmmmmmmm.” The startup app is called Mmhmm, and it uses the Mmhmm.App domain name for its website. Personally, I think the brand name is pretty confusing and the domain name exacerbates that confusion a bit.

Here’s what The Verge wrote about the app and its funding round:

Amazon Announces Honeycode – Uses Honeycode.AWS

18

Earlier today, Amazon announced the launch of Honeycode, a mobile and web app building with no programming or coding required. Notably, from a domain name perspective, Amazon launched this new development tool using the Honeycode.AWS domain name. Amazon operates the .AWS extension:

Vivid Should Embrace Its .Money

This morning, TechCrunch published an article about a banking and financial services startup called Vivid, a self-described “unique mobile banking app.” While the startup’s brand name is Vivid, it uses the Vivid.Money domain name for its website. There’s nothing really wrong with using a .Money domain name, but in my opinion, Vivid should add “Money” to its branding, and either be known as Vivid Money or Vivid.Money. I think brands operating on new extensions should embrace the extension, and it is especially important in the case of this startup called Vivid.

Donuts Hiring Senior Director, Marketing Innovation

1

There seem to be quite a lot of people in the US and throughout the world who are looking for a job right now, and I want to share a new job listing in the domain space. Donuts posted a job opening on LinkedIn for the position of Senior Director, Marketing Innovation. The job listing says the job will be based in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, which is one of the six Donuts offices listed in the job posting.

Here’s an excerpt for the job posting, which describes what the position entails:

More Companies Buying TLDs Than Domain Portfolios

In 2018, Afilias published a sponsored article on CircleID announcing that the company was looking to buy domain extensions at NamesCon. That was a couple of years ago, and the company is advertising on Domain Incite with a prominent banner that makes it clear the company is still seeking to acquire TLDs. That got me thinking about whether there are more companies looking to buy domain extensions or more companies looking to buy domain name portfolios.

Recent Posts

NFT.ai From 3 Figures to 6 Figures in Less Than a Year

4
Someone I trust shared a swath of private .ai domain name sales with me. Among them was the six figure sale of NFT.ai. The...

Domain Investor Twitter After a 7 Figure Sale

8
It's almost always great news when a domain name sells for 7 figures. It provides public validation that good quality domain names continue to...

Angel.com Sold for $2 Million via Sedo (Update)

1
Sedo Sr. Broker Dave Evanson just reported the sale of the Angel.com domain name for $2 million: Just sold Angel .com for $2,000,000.00!! Congrats to...

Domain Name Pricing is an Art

3
I took a Financial Accounting course my first semester of sophomore year in college. I don't remember much from the class except for one...

Best Buy Puts Swirl.com Up for Sale

17
I don't regularly see large companies looking to sell excellent one word .com domain names, so I thought I would share a sale listing...