$100,000 Auction.io Buyer Revealed

The .IO extension is popular with both end-users and investors at the moment, and domain sales data reflects that. NameBio has recorded 797 .IO domain sales so far this year and it’s on track to beat last year’s total of 1,219 sales.

Seven of the top ten .IO…

Harry Hurst: One Word Domains Are the Holy Grail

Entrepreneur Harry Hurst co-founded Pipe in August 2019 and since then, his company has had a monumental rise in popularity.

According to Crunchbase, Pipe has now raised $316 million in funding including a $250 million venture round closed in March 2021. Pipe offers a global trading platform that allows companies to charge monthly but get paid for the year, transforming recurring revenue into upfront capital.…

Did Facebook Pay $6 Million+ for Bulletin.com?

Facebook is reportedly entering the email newsletter space, launching a Substack competitor later this month. According to an article from Recode, shared on Twitter by Elliot Silver, Facebook is due to release a subscription newsletter service named Bulletin.

Coincidentally, Bulletin.com moved to a privacy-protected GoDaddy account in May and switched to nameservers owned by Hogan Lovells, the law firm used by Facebook to previously acquire domains such as Rooms.com.…

Jumpstart Rebrands to Canvas – Acquires Canvas.com in Lease to Own Deal

Diversity in the workplace is something that is, rightly, being addressed en masse for the first time. The drive to be inclusive is having positive effects on those companies that adopt a more diverse workforce.

According to statistics available from McKinsey, “a 2019 analysis finds that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 25 percent more likely to have above-average profitability,” with similar numbers available for ethnic and cultural diversity, with McKinsey revealing “in 2019, top-quartile companies outperformed those in the fourth one by 36 percent in profitability.”…

Intis Telecom Acquires IT.com

Two-letter .COM domain names have long been in the upper echelons of the domain name world, unreachable for most thanks to their scarcity and value. With Facebook previously paying $8.5 million for FB.com and domains such as WE.com trading for $8 million, these domains can be difficult to acquire, even for end-users.…