65 newly funded startups and their domain names: Gavl.com, MyStrength.com

This week, we have 65 startups raising a total of $821,044,122. It’s no surprise that a biosciences company, Harmony Biosciences, led the funding rounds with $270 million in Venture funding.  Harmony’s goal is to provide new treatment options for patients with central nervous system disorders. 64% of the 65 startups launched with a .com domain name, while 30% of them chose a country code top level domain. Other than these, we have one .tech (MinionLabs.Tech), one .ventures (Grateful.Ventures), and one .xyz (Dropit.xyz). Kudos to .xyz for making this week’s list.

Let’s talk about Gavl.com! The name is used by the real estate auction company, Gavl. And this name works extremely well for the company because of the significance of gavels in closing auction bids. And I dare say that the misspelling is still memorable. Next up, especially after the $1.2M sale of MyWorld.com, we’ll highlight MyStrength.com. The domain sold for $10k on Sedo back in 2011. And the company, MyStrength provides both mental and physical services to help people with mental disorders.

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72 newly funded startups and their domain names: Fluidly.com, Klue.com, Moodle.com

$750,525,140 was raised by 72 start-up companies last week. Vxchnge, a company that operates a network of data centers throughout the US, led the funding rounds with $200 million in Venture funding. As always, most of the startups (68% of them) chose to launch with a .com domain name, with 29% of them choosing a ccTLD. This week, we have two new gTLDs, a .games (teatime.games), and a .tech (Jala.tech)

Yet another week of struggling to find category-killer domain names to highlight in our title. However, we must carry on with a few other domain names that work well. The -ly suffix was extremely popular among startups for a few years. Although that phase is coming to an end, we have Fluidly on this weeks list. The domain works since fluidly is a dictionary adverb denoting the idea of something that is not rigid. And truly, this idea is related to the company’s goals of managing and rethinking the way businesses manage their cash flow.  Next up, we have Klue, a company that seeks to provide intelligence information (give a clue) about a business’ competitors. Klue.com was first registered in 1999, and is a great brandable domain name, as Klue is quite the popular misspelling of Clue. Next, we’ll honorably mention the open source learning platform, Moodle. As a former teacher, I’m relatively certain I used Moodle a couple of years ago for course management. Back then, I was told that ‘Moodle’ was a misspelling of ‘Doodle’; however, ‘MOODLE’ is apparently a tech-term for “Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment.”

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101 newly funded startups and their domain names: TenFour.com, ClearCover.com, Ryte.com

A whopping $896,602,930 was raised by 101 start-up companies in the last week. Of these, Shenzhen based transport and logistics  YH Global, led the funding rounds by raising RMB1.2 billion (US$182 million) in Series A funding. Approximately  76% of this week’s startups chose a .com domain name, with 23% of them choosing to use a ccTLD. As for the new gTLD’s; we have a .global (Good2Go.global), a .live (Carson.Live), and a .life (odoc.life)

Honestly, I would have loved to see some great liquid domains and/or some one-word .com domains on this week’s list, but I understand that these are quite expensive for new startups.  After searching arduously through the list for domains to highlight in the title, the first name I went with was TenFour.com. The domain sold on SnapNames for $11,250 back in 2006, and Ten Four is an IT infrastructure company headquartered in New Jersey. ClearCover.com also stood out to me because of the alliteration. Clearcover is an insurance tech company out of Chicago, who claims to have a new approach to doing car insurance. Lastly, we have Ryte.com, a domain name first registered in 1999, and may have been sold on Afternic sometime in 2016. The company, Ryte, previously known as OnPage.org,  is a digital monitoring and optimization company.

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