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James Iles

Web3 accounting firm officially launches on Tactic.com

Tactic used a creative deal structure to land its great domain. Tactic acquired tactic.com on a payment plan to offer its web3 accounting solution. The term web3 is an all-encompassing term to describe the innovations happening on the internet and the shift towards digital currencies and digital assets operating on …

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Column launches after acquiring Column.com from Digimedia

Financial services companies, especially new ones, need to convey trust. One way to show that they’re serious is to own a great domain. Embed, a financial services infrastructure provider, secured Embed.com before coming out of stealth mode. Recurring revenue service Pipe and finance automation platform Ramp secured their exact-match .coms …

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Monthly rebrands to Studio.com and raises $50 million

It had a good (but limiting) domain before. Significant funds have poured into the education industry in the past few years. Startups such as Subject have received hundreds of millions of dollars worth of collective funding to help move education into the digital age. Alongside companies focusing on traditional education …

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One Clara upgrades to Clara.com while another misses out

The company that used clara.cc upgraded to .com. A company upgraded from clara.cc to clara.com. First names are becoming more popular options as brand names. Earlier this year, Crunchbase identified first names as a trend in branding, citing successful companies like Mona, Marvin, or Otto. There’s also Alan, the unicorn …

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Chief raises $100 million using Chief.com

Chief, a network for professional women that uses the great domain chief.com, has raised another $100 million. In the last two decades, there has rightly been a conscious effort to promote more women to positions of power. According to Statista, the number of female CEOs at Fortune 500 companies has …

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Wealth launches new estate planning platform at Wealth.com

This business launched on a domain that gives it credibility. Wealth launched on a domain that gives it instant credibility. The estate planning industry is ripe for redevelopment. From an outsider’s perspective, little has changed in this $180 billion industry over the decades, with many choosing to ignore estate planning …

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Emile raises $29.4 million and rebrands to Subject.com

Online learning platform gets an A for its rebrand. Emile Learning acquired Subject.com this year and rebranded to Subject. Education companies and premium domain names go hand in hand, it seems. Startups such as Chalk, Class, and Clever operate on their exact-match .com domain, and now another education platform is …

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Talent.com raises $120 million after rebrand

It’s a significant upgrade from its original name. If you’re going to make a mark in the competitive recruitment industry, how do you stand out? For one Montreal-based startup, standing out meant acquiring one of the best recruitment-related domain names possible. Originally founded as Neuvoo in 2011, the company aggregates …

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Marc Lore’s Latest Startup Launches on Mojo.com

The man behind Diapers.com and Jet.com acquires Mojo.com for his latest startup. Entrepreneur Marc Lore has an incredibly successful backlog of companies he has created, intrinsically linked to some of the best domains. As CEO of Quidsi, Lore led the development of Diapers.com, Soap.com, and Wag.com until Amazon bought the …

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Kin raises $82 million using Kin.com

Company rebranded to a .us and then upgraded to the matching .com. InsurTech startups seem to be prime candidates for securing domain name upgrades. In 2019, homeowners insurance provider Hippo paid $3.3 million to acquire Hippo.com, while more recently, car insurance firm Root took ownership of the Root.com domain. Consumer-facing …

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Pallet switches from Pallet.xyz to Pallet.com

It’s the second domain name change for the company. Pallet changed its domain name from Pallet.xyz to Pallet.com. According to Statista, LinkedIn and Indeed were among the most effective lead sources for recruiters in the US in 2020. While recruiters may be happy, are these services the best use of …

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Helium reaches $1.2 billion valuation using Helium.com

The company acquired the domain after an earlier round of funding. What do you get when you cross blockchain, cryptocurrency, and a team of highly skilled developers? In Helium’s case, you get a $1.2 billion valuation. Founded in 2013 by co-founders including Shawn Fanning of Napster fame, Helium began as …

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