Domain Questions


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Is it ever worth paying money to acquire a domain name for your startup?

The name my cofounder and I would like to use is taken and the current owner quotes us $7000 for the domain name.Is it ever worth for a startup to invest a tidy amount of money like that in a...

asked Jul 23 '14 at 21:40
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John Murray
6 points

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Does .io domain names effect Google rankings? Since it's an international TLD.

A vast majority of startups coming out are now using the .io (Indian Ocean) domain extension.Does that effect their rankings in anyway in Google?Wouldn't Google not show their pages in the US since...

asked Feb 28 '14 at 11:10
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Steve Wooley
165 points

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Process of selling a domain name?

What's the standard procedure for selling a domain name once you find a buyer and settle on a price?Should the buyer send the money first (or half the funds) and then you transfer the domain and...

asked May 21 '14 at 16:57
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Minnie Chavez
2 points

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Why do so many startups use .io domain names?

The only reason I can see is that .com domains for the name you want are hard to come by. Apart from that reason, is there any other benefit to an .io domain? What are the Pros and Cons of using...

asked May 13 '14 at 13:40
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William Cunningham
14 points

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How to find out a domain's expiry date?

Is there anyway to know the expiry date of a domain? For example, I would like to buy the domain test.com. However, it is currently registered. How do I find out when will it expire? I know that...

asked Aug 18 '13 at 02:09
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Pacerier
317 points

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561 Views
I own a domain extension of a publicly traded company. Could I sell it?

I registered a .us extension of a startup which is now public on Nasdaq.Is it legal for me to sell the domain name on a marketplace like Flippa or Godaddy Auctions?P.S. My intention wasn't to be a...

asked Apr 3 '14 at 22:12
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Vivian Sims
7 points

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Do I need a separate website for my LLC and my DBA?

I have noticed some companies have a separate website for their DBA and another website for their LLC. Under what circumstances or situation would I need to do this?

asked Sep 28 '13 at 05:46
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Daniel
1 point

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1 Answers
923 Views
Domain Name Transfer to former employer

I was the original registrant and owner of the domain name my (former) company website. The company never "acquired" nor did I assign it to the company. The company is now threatening that I should...

asked Aug 31 '13 at 10:41
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Gupshup
52 points

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Can a domain name be co-owned?

Me and a friend are building a website together. At the moment, it's been great just learning but we have a mind that if it got successful enough eventually we would like to monetize it. We want...

asked Sep 4 '13 at 23:25
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Stickman
106 points

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How should I use my domain name?

Other than the setting up email's and a public facing website, what else can I do with my domain name for my business?

asked Jul 23 '13 at 08:19
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Henry
109 points

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What importance does domain name plays in getting seed funding?

I want to start another dot-com company. So, can you tell me what importance domain name plays to get Seed funding? The startup will be primarily based on web and company name might not be same as...

asked Jul 17 '13 at 05:42
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Spanecostar
42 points

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1 Answers
538 Views
Equity split for odd relationship

I am developing a SaaS platform by bootstrapping with sweat equity while covering the bills with a full time job. I am probably 2-3 months away from launching a viable public beta, and to this...


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Choosing the right domain when none available for a multilingual startup

I am running a startup idea by my own. I am doing all programming, design, promotion etc. not because I do not enjoy team work but because I haven't met the proper people. My idea was based upon...

asked May 19 '13 at 22:49
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Rob Del
113 points

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Domain name confusion

Intended name for my startup seems to be free to use. A search in global/eu/us trademark databases all returned no entity with the same name. TLDs with my domain are either free or offered for...

asked May 9 '13 at 05:15
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Eneyee
6 points

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Acquiring a domain name that claims to be under construction

I am planning to launch a new SaaS product that nicely fits a catchy word. it would make a perfect brand name, but the domain name is already taken. the site claims to be under construction for at...

asked Mar 15 '13 at 00:22
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Jani Kovacs
75 points

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Domain registration in the US for foreign domain

As is obvious I am located in the US but my customers are in the former Soviet Republics. So I am looking to register a domain localized for them. For example most web hosting providers in the US...

asked Feb 13 '13 at 01:13
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Karlson
1,774 points

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Choosing between a .com hyphenated domain name and a non .com without a hyphen

My website is going to be about technical tutorials/stuff and later I also plan to release an ebook. It's very focused on an important technical topic. The best domain possible is composed to 2...

asked Feb 16 '13 at 00:23
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Oneblueearth
21 points

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5 Answers
793 Views
Are cuss words always bad in domain/company names

So, I have an idea for a startup and have come up with what I consider to be an excellent name for it, however it contains a cuss word. Specifically "shit ". While I don't want to divulge the...

asked Jan 30 '13 at 14:29
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Maxim Gershkovich
234 points

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Choosing a domain / app name... What if another company already uses it?

Obviously, you can't use the same name as another BIG, recognizable company. And you also want to avoid trademark issues. But what about these two scenarios: You finally find a domain name and...

asked Jan 9 '13 at 22:29
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Bc Web
101 points

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Is .in (dot-in) a viable domain extension?

I've been pulling my hair out trying to come up with a domain name for my upcoming social bookmarking web app I've spent hours on thesaurus.com trying to find an unusual name that hasn't already...

asked Dec 24 '12 at 23:44
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Richard
357 points