Noun Launches New iOS App on

Ever since apps became commonplace, there have been company founders that have balked at premium domains, often wondering why an app-based business would need to invest in a premium domain.

However, we’ve seen more and more startups establishing a premium web presence in conjunction with an app.

The latest company that I’ve spotted is Noun, a global location-aware platform that connects users with people and places nearby. Noun, based in California, is operating on On November 1st, it released Noun for iOS to the public.

Noun has gone above and beyond simply acquiring a premium .com, though. The company has also acquired the likes of,, and in what is likely to be a brand protection move.

It’s unclear how long Noun has owned WHOIS history shows that Noun became the registrant of around October 6th 2021. It’s possible, though, that the company’s founder owned the name since mid-2018. A request for information wasn’t responded to.

A 2017 screenshot of shows that the name was for sale for $99,888 using an Efty landing page. Was the domain acquired for that price?

Regardless of when Noun acquired, the domain delivers an impactful statement for a company launching a new product.


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