Jamie Zoch shared a link on Twitter to Y Combinator’s 2019 Top Companies List. He mentioned that most of the companies own their brand match .com domain names, which is no surprise to me:
Y Combinator’s 2019 top companies list, hats off to you! Each valued at $150M+. The overwhelming majority of all the companies in the list own the exact match .com #domain to what they brand as. #startup #domainnames #brand #ItMatters https://t.co/9xNHU9Dx0t
— Jamie Zoch (@DotWeekly) October 3, 2019
There are many references points that can be used when selling a domain name to a startup that uses the matching brand name or wants to build its brand to match the domain name. I think it could be helpful for a domain registrant to point out the proliferation of brand match .com domain names amongst the Y Combinator list. I don’t think it is bad for a startup to start off with a ccTLD or new gTLD domain name, but I do think this shows that the most valuable startups use .com.
I had a look at the list of companies and the domain names they use, and I thought I would share my 5 favorite domain names. These domain names may or may not be the most valuable on the list, but they are my favorites.
I invite you to share your favorites as well because there are quite a few other companies on the list utilizing exceptional domain names.