Noun Launches New iOS App on Noun.com

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 Noun.com. 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 Noun.io, Noun.ai, and Noun.biz in what is likely to be a brand protection move.

It’s unclear how long Noun has owned Noun.com. WHOIS history shows that Noun became the registrant of Noun.com 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 Noun.com 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 Noun.com, the domain delivers an impactful statement for a company launching a new product.

 

About James Iles

James Iles is a domain name industry writer and publisher of JamesNames.com. You can contact me here, or follow me on Twitter @jamesiles.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.