79 newly funded startups and their domain names: GlobalShares.com, ShelfEngine.com, Pilot.co

Funding activity was up significantly from last week as we tracked 79 startup companies raise $381,357,700 in venture funding. Just over 74% of these startup companies launched with a .com address with the ccTLD coming in as a distant second again around 11%. The new extensions have two entries on the list this week with one .Media and a .Space.

Nothing really jumped out to me this week but some name + domain name combos that I kind of like are those of Irish financial consulting services company Global Shares which uses the exact match GlobalShares.com domain name, Seattle-based Shelf Engine which builds a powerful prediction engine that recommends retailers what to order everyday and last but not least we have Pilot, which is a marketplace on Pilot.co where companies hire contract developers and designers.

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Brandable domain name sales week 6: Timi.com, Razzle.com, SiteGuard.com

The market for brandable domain names is on fire. We have six five-figure sales on the list this week with Timi.com leading the chart with a cool $40,666 at NameJet.com. The reseller auction site has seven more entries on this list as they have been moving a large number of nice CVCV domain names lately. Dngeek.com reader Damian Hakert reported the sale of Razzle.com for $18,000. He purchased the domain name for a $225 BIN at GoDaddy’s auction site only one month ago. A fantastic flip.

Some names I like on this week’s list include SiteGuard.com, Lari.com and Paho.com

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75 newly funded startups and their domain names: Path.org, AlwaysHired.com, Leaseful.com

Funding activity was down as we tracked 75 startup companies raise $195,717,680 in venture funding last week. Just over 66% of these new companies launched with a .com address with the ccTLD coming in as a distant second again around 14%. The new Gs claim 3 entries on the list this week with one .Golf, a .Tech and one .Today

Some name + domain name combos that caught my eye this week are those of Path which is a non-profit global health organization focused on saving lives and improving health, especially among women and children. The company uses Path.org. Next up there’s AlwaysHired, a California-based immersive sales training program that gets people jobs at the best technology companies. Last but not least there’s Leaseful which is the first peer-to-peer marketplace for college subleasing that can be found at the matching Leaseful.com domain name.

 

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Brandable domain name sales week 5: PrintScape.com, Projecto.com, Kopa.com

It was a solid week for brandable domain name sales with four five-figure sales on the board. The top grossing sale was Solize.com which sold for $12,949 at Sedo. The domain name doesn’t resolve yet but my guess is that the domain was purchased as a domain upgrade for Japanese engineering company Solize Corporation which currently operates from the solize-group.com domain name.

Some names I like on this week’s list include Mutu.com, PrintScape.com, Projecto.com and Kopa.com

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88 newly funded startups and their domain names: Rush.co.uk, Noodle.com, SelectJobs.com

We have a list of 88 startup companies this week that raised $212,884,880 in venture funding. 66% of them is using a .com for their domain name with the ccTLD taking the second spot with a 17% share.  There are three startups on this list that chose a new gTLD for their domain name: Financial services startup Digital Finance which uses Digit.Finance, big data discovery platform Siren Solutions which can be found at Siren.Solutions and there’s Neue Labs, the makers of rapid product development tool, Automat which uses Automat.Space as a forward.

Some domain names I like on this week’s list include those of UK-based hair and beauty brand Rush Hair & Beauty which uses the short Rush.co.uk domain name,  US-based Noodle, an organization that helps students and families make better education decisions that can be found at Noodle.com and Selectjobs, a Mumbai-based provider of blue collar jobs using the matching SelectJobs.com domains.

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Online printing startup Printful invests $100k to upgrade from ThePrintful.com to Printful.com

California-based online printing dropshipping startup Printful reached out to me to share they have upgraded their domain name, going from ThePrintful.com to Printful.com, in a transaction that cost $100,000 USD. Formerly Idea Bits LLC, the print-on-demand dropshipping company is now also incorporated as Printful Inc in the state of Delaware.

“Incorporating Printful is a step toward our goal of going public on the U.S. stock exchange by 2020 and will help us raise investment capital. We decided to change our domain to better build our brand – we’re Printful, not The Printful, and our domain name needs to reflect that,” says Davis Siksnans, CEO of Printful. (more…)

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Brandable domain name sales week 4: OrangeSky.com, TheCoach.com, FruitEnergy.com

Kung Hei Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year 2017 – The Year of the Rooster has begun and we’ve been celebrating this weekend with family visits and lots of food. I wish everyone a prosperous and productive year ahead filled with many domain sales! Brandable domain name sales were slow last week and it’s the first list this week without any five-figure sales.

My favorite name on the list is OrangeSky.com – others I like include Ceramica.com, TheCoach.com and FruitEnergy.com

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85 newly funded startups and their domain names: Nuna.com, Upside.com, CoolCompany.com

I’m on my way home after a very successful NamesCon conference and writing this post from the airport of one of the world’s biggest tech and startup hubs in the world: San Fransisco. We have a list of 85 startup companies for you this week that raised $401,619,290 in funding last week. 62% of these companies is using a .com for their domain name with the ccTLD taking the usual second spot again with a solid 27% of the list. We have three startups on the list this week that went with a new domain extension for their website, including mobile broadcasting and live streaming video platform Kitty Live which raised a whopping $21M and is using a .Live domain name for their website.

Domain names I like on this list include those of San Fransisco-based Nuna, which works with government and employers to improve how people use healthcare through data. The company uses the matching Nuna.com domain name. Next up we have Washington-based Upside, a startup which describes itself as a new kind of travel company that is turning the way we buy business travel upside down. They can be found at the ultra-premium Upside.com address. I also like Cool Company, a Stockholm-based service provider for self-employed contractors which uses the matching CoolCompany.com domain name which they acquired for $25,000 from Mike Berkens MostWantedDomains.com back in 2014.

Other domain names I like on this list include Deputy.com, EasyMile.com, CashRich.com, Countify.com, StorePower.com and Apana.com

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Brandable domain name sales week 3: FoodFuture.com, Rumo.com, Paho.com

It was another very strong week for brandable sales with four sales in the five-figure range. The top sale this week goes to Sedo where FoodFuture.com went for a cool $25,000. The CVCV .com’s continue to rise in value and it seems that in some cases reseller prices for great CVCVs are closing in on end-user prices.

Check out Keith his latest post for some brandable sales in the X,xx range.

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83 newly funded startups and their domain names: Linkem.com, Trackforce.com, Eelp.com

I’m writing this post from my hotel in Los Angeles where I landed yesterday ahead of NamesCon which kicks off coming Sunday in Las Vegas.  It will be my second NamesCon and I am very much looking forward to what promises to be another fantastic show! We have a pretty big list for you this week with 83 startup companies that raised $496,946,480 in funding last week. 70% of them is using a .com for their domain name with the ccTLD taking the second spot with just over 14% of the list. There are four startups on this list that chose one of the new domain names for their address on the web.

Some domains I liked on this list include those of Linkem,  the fastest growing broadband provider in Italy which raised a whopping $105.7M to accelerate their growth.  The company is using the matching Linkem.com domain name. Next up we have California-based Trackforce which is the leading SaaS solution to manage security activities. The company acquired the matching .com for $5,500 via the Uniregistry platform back in 2015. I also kind off like Eelp!, a startup from Barcelona that builds an app to delegate all personal daily needs busy people have. They can be found on the matching Eelp.com domain name.

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