Maybe not. I only know him from G+
Maybe not. I only know him from G+
Ask him if he can get us a good deal on cake.com. 🤞
Thanks. I understand the concern but think it will fade. When we have apps, I don't think people will be thinking about the domain when they get their app from the appstore. Also, some popular startups have been using it with success like Vine, Meerkat, VSCO, and Hinge. Twitter and Amazon use it for their share links.
I figured that if we get really successful, we could buy the cake.com domain if it still matters since it isn't being used. If I were the owners, I would sell it before we prove you can succeed with .co and the value drops.
You can see the downward trend of startups using .com domains at Y Combinator, the most prestigious incubator of startups:
A long time ago, I almost quit over our company's URL structure.
I figured as Web Marketing manager, if I couldn't get the site to say Domain/Directory when the engineers were making it say Domain/Directory_Site/Directory, then what power did I have?
Their argument was that Amazon and eBay's URLs were database driven and terrible, and nobody cared, because they all navigated by link anyway. We were both right, and I eventually got over it.
Fascinating! I've always hated Amazon's URLs. Even now I struggle to figure out the right Amazon URL that will expand with our link expansion utility without looking awful:
Ha. For the last ten years or so, I have used a personal domain that ends in “dot org” - kind of an inside joke that I’m a non-profit (i.e. my income is never enough to make me profitable). Nobody ever pays much attention to it. Even less so now that there are a lot of suffixes beyond .com, .edu, and .org
However (and I thought this was very ironic), the IT team at the bank that services my mortgage decided to implement a password-protected site that does not recognize any domains other than dot com, which means I cannot access my account online with my genuine email account. They told me I’d have to make up a dummy gmail account to gain access. Crazy. 🤦🏼♀️
the IT team at the bank that services my mortgage decided to implement a password-protected site that does not recognize any domains other than dot com
I thought I'd heard it all, but this is amazing! 😖
When all the new TLD's were approved and for sale, I was a big fan of the .vegas and regularly recommended it to my customers with websites here in Las Vegas. I know the company locally that "bought" the .vegas domain. Nice guys but not business guys. They are still fixated that people will pay $1000's YEARLY for a domain that can be branded. I have a website that I promote my swag from and originally I called it swagman.vegas BUT, as lidja pointed out I have had some problems with a .vegas email account and several of my customers had to do as the bank suggested to her - create gmail accounts. When I was still 'friends" with the DOT VEGAS guys, they got me a free $250 pass to some World Domain Registry conference here in Vegas and there are some big players involved brokering 1000's of domains at a discounted rate and my take away these were all going to be slippery spammers.
GoDaddy still charges$65/annually for the dot vegas renewal and all it did was cause confusion so I bought swagmanvegas.com for $13.
I have no opinion on the cake.co except I do like one less character I have to type. lol
Wow, holy cow that's a lot of selection you have on your site. I can't imagine how you manage all that. But I didn't see stickers?
I work with a trade printer and actually that accounts for 50% of my company gross sales. I DO STICKERS! Lol