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After $100 million in funding, DoiT International secures doit.com

This large company upgraded from a hyphenated domain name. Cloud computing is commonplace today, with on-demand, distributed systems used by most of the top firms around the world. Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure lead an industry that continues to grow yearly. Statista suggests that the worldwide public cloud computing market will be […]

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Distributed acquired Distributed.com before £8 million funding round

Company moved from matching .co domain name. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the popularity of global workforces and remote employment. That shift has brought about a change in the way that some companies operate, including challenging the often-held belief that a local team is the best team. One London company states its aim is “reinventing […]

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Courier upgraded to Courier.com. It just raised $35M

It acquired Courier.com for $200,000 two years ago. There is a well-trodden path that startups can take regarding their domain name. That path involves picking the best available domain you can afford as a brand new venture and then upgrading to your first-choice domain name later. Here’s an example: Courier, a developer platform for notifications […]

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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 companies, especially those that provide […]

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Wheel raises $150 million using Wheel.com

We rebranded and upgraded to the killer domain name wheel.com. Telemedicine is changing the healthcare landscape. From a global market value of $50 billion in 2019, Statista reports a projected value of $460 billion by 2030. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the growth, matched by venture capital funding to the industry. A TechCrunch article from […]

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Voi acquired Voi.com prior to $115 million funding round

Scooter company upgrades its domain, which will allow it to expand beyond scooters. Micro-mobility may be a new term to you, but it describes a multi-billion dollar industry. Companies such as Bird, Lime, and Tier have created electric scooter and bike networks in cities, offering a cheap and environmentally-friendly alternative to taxis or traditional public […]

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Payment Rails rebrands to Trolley with Trolley.com

Company chooses a more generic name and gets the matching .com. Crunchbase’s Joanna Glasner called 2020 “the year of the noun,” after proclaiming that startup names were becoming “less silly.” Glasner reviewed data that suggests that newly formed startups are beginning to choose basic dictionary words. It’s not only newly formed startups that are opting […]

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Bezos-backed Beacon builds on Beacon.com

Company upgraded its domain from .co.uk. Supply chains are a vital cog in the wheel of the interconnected global economy. Optimal supply chain management is vital, which may be why the worldwide supply chain management market was worth $15.58 billion in 2020, with that figure expected to rise to $30.91 billion by 2026. Despite the […]

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This company’s original name was restrictive, so it made a big domain upgrade

Gem’s original name restricted its services. With advances in technology, the process of hiring the right person for a role should be simpler than ever before. However, CNBC recently reported that job openings have soared to 10.9 million in the US as companies struggle to fill vacancies. Many entrepreneurs have focused on the recruitment process […]

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A domain that rides on China’s global strategy

This company smartly upgraded its domain when it went global. The best deal is where all parties win, and this is also the principle that China promotes in its global strategy. One company must have heeded the advice and even implemented the principle in its domain. Awinic is an integrated circuit (IC) design house that […]

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