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The Social Business Answer To Getting The Domain You Want

  After he and his partner sold their bootstrapped company, Goldmine, for close to $100MM, Jon Ferarra took 8 years off to raise kids. Now he’s back with a new startup called Nimble. It’s an all digital CRM platform with a thick layer of ‘social’. A single seat is free so check it out. Jason […]

You Have To Go In Covert (To Get Your Domain Name)

Jake Winebaum shares what he paid for Brighter.com with Jason Calacanis.

How Much Of Marketing Is The Name?

Jason Calacanis interviewed Jamie Siminoff recently on This Week In Startups. When Jamie’s Simulscribe.com (phone message to email transcription service) changed their URL to PhoneTag.com, “…our sales tripled overnight and just kept going.” JC “Why did you come up with the world’s worst domain name?” JS “Well I was sort of a cowboy at the […]

It’s Not Squatting Until Someone Else Wants It

But what do you think? If someone was early to the Twitter game and took the time to register 100 keyword accounts around the possibility that someday Twitter handles would be valuable, is that wrong? Now that it’s apparent that Twitter handles ARE ‘valuable’, but that person’s not using them, should he give them up – release them back into the Twitosphere? And what about you? Do you ‘own’ multiple Twitter handles? Did you secure the Twitter handle to match your domain name or does some ‘Twitter squatter’ have it now?

My Rule Is Something You Can Spell

Steve Huffman, co-founder of Reddit and Hipmunk was recently the guest on This Week In Startups with Jason Calacanis. In this audio clip, Steve and Jason share their frustration with acquiring good dot coms and discuss their minimal criteria for choosing a domain. Funny that but for the random passing of a S. American tourist, […]

Startup Social Proof Number One – Your Domain Name!

Marco used credit cards to put 30% down on a $36,000 domain name. Financed at 6%, he used Moniker’s escrow service to purchase Thumbtack.com – before he even had a product!

If You Didn’t Know What An Mp3 Is, Why Did You Register The Domain?

Ultimate early internet domain name play story. In this excerpt Michael Robertson tells how he came to own mp3.com and what happened when he ‘turned on’ the traffic. (Click arrow to play audio clip) Michael Robertson tells the story of mp3.com. In addition to starting mp3.com (later sold to Vivendi), Michael Robertson founded Lindows (Linspire) […]

A Great Domain Name Is a “Signal of Quality”

Again from ThisWeekInStartups.com, the Jason Calacanis ustream.tv show. It’s a great show, and the experience of watching it live has turned out to be a little bit addictive. Check out #TWIST on Twitter. Jason is simply Twitter.com/Jason. In this audio clip from ‘Jason’s Shark Tank’, Jason tells caller/developer Kevin, of pikk.com what he likes about […]

You’re Going To Wind Up With A Dot Com

But don’t take my word for it. Here’s another Jason Calacanis audio clip from This Week In Startups, episode 29. Jason on ‘Dot Com’ The context is a domain/brand a caller mentioned in a previous ‘Ask Jason’ segment. Jason Calacanis: Isn’t it amazing though Tyler? The people with the naming. Tyler Crowley: I just found […]

TWiST Angel Showdown – Things Got Interesting!

TWiST #23 – Angel Funding Showdown I’m assuming that’s a Halloween AK-47 Jason Calacanis is holding. The other fellow is Steve Bell (links to his take on all this). Things got a little heated today on This Week In Startups around the issue of Jason’s current beef, “Why startups shouldn’t have to pay to pitch […]