bizjournals.com, covered what they considered to be very successful companies located in DC that own great domains in a post entitled “The golden domain names of D.C. Tech”
I quite an opposite approach to the Forbes article which portrayed those that acquired great domain names in the 1990’s as less than great businessman.
The article goes on to cover Personal.com: a data management startup, led by CEO Shane Green, “has a spacious Georgetown office and backing from Revolution Ventures and Grotech Ventures, among others. But its domain name stands out as its most enviable asset”.
Alarm.com: A company that was built off another MicroStrategy which became a Web-enabled home and business security systems, co-founded by Alison Slavin. MicroStrategy sold its stake in Alarm.com to ABS Capital Partners in 2009 for $27.7 million.”
Revolution.com: owned by Steve Case one of the co-founders of AOL ” landed a great domain name for his investment firm, Revolution LLC.”
Repair.com: although the company apparently shut down last year as a “appliance repair scheduling platform” the article notes “whatever went wrong, it certainly wasn’t the domain’s fault”.
Nice to see a publication that “gets” the value of a domain and notes the value it brings to building out a successful business