Domain Names are Dead

Posted by in entrepreneurship, internet, Technology

Wikipedia has an entertaining list of super-expensive domain name transactions. Over the past fifteen years it was indisputable that you needed a good name when launching a new business, including the associated .com and all the main local extensions in order to avoid trolling, if you wanted to succeed. A couple weeks ago as I was negotiating a domain name and the seller brought up that he had a complete extension collection, which is really rare. Last year I acquired 30+ extensions for actvt. A year later I feel stupid. I believe extension trolling is dead and…read more

Entrepreneurship: Survival & Patience

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I’ve attended LeWeb in Paris since the second edition back in 2005 – and year after year you get to reconnect with amazing people and update on their businesses. This year I was impressed by two entrepreneurs who launched their startup over 10 years ago and kept it going despite the ups and downs. They had to pivot a few times until they found their product market fit this year. Their business is scaling at exponential speed. On Techcrunch or other startup-savvy publications you often read incredible stories about startups that experienced immediate growth,…read more