We just finished up at TechCrunch Disrupt and had a blast. We participated in the hackathon, met almost 200 new startups, enjoyed talks by Marissa Mayer and Mark Zuckerberg, and even helped a nine year old find international fame.
The path to getting tickets this year was challenging because they released hackathon tickets in small batches. My fellow hacker Sainath Shenoy (@SainathShenoy) went above and beyond by decoding the Eventbrite website to determine the exact date and time of the next ticket release.
Of course the big news this year was Alex Jordan’s hack; Super Fun Kid Time. She gave a presentation laying out case for a kids playdate website and received a standing ovation from the crowd. Working with her father, Richard Jordan, and a designer, Piotr Bakker, they had a working prototype that looked great. I helped them manage the LaunchRock page and Twitter account and was able to see first hand the effect of getting massive press coverage from around the world.
We have been actively acquiring domain names for numeric ballot measures and recently updated our websites to be more interactive and educational:
We are showcasing this work because it represents our passion and dedication to the domain name aftermarket. Through five years of hard work we have put together the largest known portfolio of domain names in this space, with properties representing 99 of the 100 most common proposition names.
This is the same pattern of success we have shown our customers when defending their brands and intellectual property.
Starting with understanding the market and brands, we research the landscape for a comprehensive acquisition strategy. Every industry has a different footprint in the domain aftermarket, so there is no one-size-fits-all solution when defending your brand or growing a new business.
Then, through our financial models and probability analysis we can estimate cost and success rates with unmatched accuracy. Our rates are also unmatched, averaging 70% below our competitors.
We hope you have a Happy 4th of July!
We’re hanging out today and tomorrow at a hackathon in the San Francisco Adobe offices. The event is being put on by AngelHack who regularly put on hackathons with the goal of getting startups angel funding. The first prize this time is a seed investment from Startup Labs of $15k – $150k, including a three week visit to their incubator in Taipei, Taiwan.
There are a number of great sponsors at this event, including GitHub, Klout, box.net, Wilson Sonsini, yetiZen, DocuSign, Adobe, BlackBerry, and PoepleBrowsr. For entrepreneurs looking for a place to start, this is a great place to be.
As for us, we’ve met a number of entrepreneurs who have asked for domain advice and we’ll continue to attend these events as long as there’s free beer and domain questions.
This was our presentation yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt. The presentation is for Job2.com, a website we developed completely from scratch in less than 20 hours. In hindsight that sounds nearly impossible, but looking back we worked furiously to get it done.
A few people at TechCrunch Disrupt were asking about our domain portfolio, so we put together a list of our most brandable domains that would be most appropriate for startups.
Our Startup Domains