According to a TechCrunch article published yesterday, a startup called Dosh announced it had raised a $40 million round of funding. CrunchBase reports that the company has raised $97 million in funding since it was founded in 2016. After the most recent funding round, the company is now valued at $300 million. Notably, Dosh uses a .Cash domain name: Dosh.Cash.
Dosh “is a cash back app that searches all available coupons, promo codes, and rebates and gives you cash back from thousands of restaurants, retail stores, hotels, and more.” With this business model, the .Cash domain name extension seems suitable for it. Interestingly, the company is not incorporating the .Cash extension into its branding. In fact, the .Cash extension isn’t a part of its logo either.
It looks like the Dosh.com domain name is owned by another company, and the domain name does not resolve to an operational website. Because of GDPR, it is unclear what company owns Dosh.com right now. DoshCash.com has been registered to another entity since 2011 (several years before Dosh was founded), and that domain name resolves to a default GoDaddy landing page.
The .Cash extension is operated by Donuts. It’s not a huge registry, but it does have nearly 14,500 domain names registered in its zone file, according to nTLDStats.com.
“Interestingly, the company is not incorporating the .Cash extension into its branding. In fact, the .Cash extension isn’t a part of its logo either. It looks like the Dosh.com domain name is owned by another company,”
It’s always based on CONFUSION and complete lack of common sense!!
You would think that anyone using a new GTLD would have superior marketing skills and cover all bases. That their message would be clear. That each and every base would be covered. The fact that so many are so nonchalant about these gaping holes and oversights are what forces them to either migrate to a .com or risk everything.
Rick, so nice to see you here right now. Please see this if you get a chance: https://domainnamewire.com/2019/01/23/scratch-foundation-files-lawsuit-against-scratch-org/#comment-2253023.
Right On, wouldnt it make sense to atleast own DoshCash.com
And indeed, certainly agree with RS here. What an embarrassing disaster for naming and branding. In fact, I absolutely hate “Dosh” alone to begin with even if they had the .com.
Many well funded companies are not interested in spending money on domains.Company with a funding of 600M chose to use the domain ending pharmaceuticals when a shorter Bostonpharma.com was available. How many can spell pharmaceuticals correctly.
I think it can be argued that some new gtlds look ok or even very good as a website domain, but when you think of using a new gtld for email they almost always look strange and bad.
Vacation.rentals – ok for website domain
email@example.com – weird looking
If people are conditioned to normally see .com .net .org, or a country code in a website domain, I’d say they’re even more conditioned to see those in an email address.
@domains- I agree with you on this one. Never herd of Dosh.cash so if I was to get an email/ad from firstname.lastname@example.org the first thing that would cross my mind would be “Gosh, the Prince of X country needs me to claim my billions of dollars AGAIN!” 🙂 or ” Crap, I am pre-approved and eligible for $100000000000 Trillion dollar LOAN AGAIN!! 🙂 and would be filed as spam in .1 seconds
Dosh.cash ? wow that’s probably one of the most terrible branding mistakes. Not only .cash as an extension is spammy , but the name “Dosh” is slang for cash/money and I am not fond of this slang term period.
Just checked Moola.com? also slang for cash….. I guess maybe Dosh.cash competitor? At least they got the edge with the .com
Type in traffic for Dosh.cash??? I would suspect 0.
It appears also that Dosh.cash also owns Dosh.app…not sure why they decided .cash was better, and a few other names:
GetDosh.com, DoshApp.com, and of course Dosh.com would have been the names to own IMO…
That’s my 2 cents on this topic.
Please be humble and desist from mocking at different-opinioned people/companies.
Not all companies need “type in traffic”, especially those famous brands which use self-made brandable names.
Ethan – I hear you. Please let me know what new startup/biz today doesn’t need traffic, attention or “type in traffic”?
If you are referring to famous brands like Starbucks, Nike, Coca Cola, etc they already spend the money and dominate.
It’s silly to think that Starbucks is the best coffee in the world. Please that stuff is nasty ;), but it’s the “best known coffee”, it’s close and readily available. By the way I am a fan of Starbucks simply because of the consistent products they offer, and they are everywhere.
So what’s wrong with type in traffic and massive attention??
Dosh.cash is a $300M USD company…so that’s an amazing achievement! Question is how are they gonna get to $1Billion?
Nothing is wrong with type in traffic. What’s wrong is that you described “type in traffic” as something every company needs, which isn’t true. Famous companies which use self-made names did not rely on type in traffic when they were startups.
As an investor of new gTLDs, I’m glad to see more companies embrace new gTLDs. Imo, it’s just a matter time for the public to familiarize new gTLDs.
Topcoin handreg Topcoin.Cash $9 at once. Topcoin holders already saw Topcoin.com
Launch TopcoinWallet off Topcoin.Cash
Technical readouts matter if Topcoin isn’t mined centrally like Ripple XRP.
Bitcoin is limited to a Max Supply of 21,000,000 BTC and Ripple’s Max Supply is 100,000,000,000 XRP.
Ripple can change it’s mind and mint XRP far beyond so 1 XRP never reaches 1 Dollar ever again. XRP being the inexpensive, bank relay token it was designed to be while Ripple’s founders keep 1 dollar for every XRP that sold between $1 and $2 USD.
The BTC Whitepaper rules by letting consensus enforce a single document rather than a single company (Ripple) enforcing consensus. The consensus to never agree infinity is BTC and Proof Of Work at the same time. Infinite XRP = No Proof of Work VS. Limited BTC = Infinite Proof of Work
The consensus will be Infinite Proof of Work capability is far more precious than Infinite Ripple out the ass.
Nothing wrong with XRP for BANK USE ONLY. XRP is like the pens at the bank, they’re loaded with just enough ink for one-time use, because the banks understand everyone rips off the pens. XRP is a one-time disposable bank utility token. Ink is the most expensive part of the pen or printing device and XRP has no ink.
Is it true each Ripple XRP will only sustain one or two off-exchange movements and then it vanishes? A built-in safety feature delivered as insurance financial fiduciaries can trust XRP intercepted by pirates automatically self-destructs when Ripple’s Server detects a 2nd or 3rd attempt to re-route XRP tokens from the Receiving Institution to a pirated Ripple wallet.
If two banks on opposite sides of the globe ever experience XRP loss over long distance, Ripple probably reimburses matches their XRP before deactivating the pirated XRP addresses. Ripple could very well be furnishing banks unlimited XRP at no charge.
Topcoin’s sole developer never heard of Topcoin before proceeding on, way in advance of the arriving base of interested Topcoin holders seeking vending. Channel Topcoin.Cash
Bottom Line: If Topcoin can move from wallet to wallet like a Twenty Dollar Bill without falling apart then investors need Topcoin.Cash more than anyone needs XRP.