Interest in one-word .VC domains is spiking on

Back in February I wrote an article about how popular the .VC domain extension is becoming in the venture capital world. At that time .VC names were dropping and sold all the time through but the prices rarely went over a few hundred dollars.

Fast forward to today and the bidding activity on .VC is through the roof, today alone there are two .VC domains with bids over $1,000. One of those domains is which is at $1,007 with nine bids.

The second name currently over $1,000 is which is at $1,012 with sixteen bids. domain auction

What’s interesting is if you sort the top auctions by price on, those two .VC names have the highest bids, and the auction for doesn’t even end until July 14th.

Here’s a look at the top five domains in auction right now on

So the question is, what’s causing this spike in .VC prices? Are more domain investors started to get interested in this extension or have VC firms figured out they can buy .VC names on and is it legitimate end-users bidding on the names now? Either way, these prices are starting to eclipse .io names in auction which seem pretty strange given the strong sales history one-word .IOs have seen and the very limited sales history .VC has seen.

Any idea what’s causing .VC to get so hot so quickly? 🔥

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Morgan Linton was born in Berkeley, California but spent nine years traveling the world as an early employee for digital music startup Sonos. In 2007 Morgan founded Linton Investments, a domain name and branding company that has helped some of the most recognized startups in the world acquire their top choice domain name. In 2012 Morgan left his full-time job to co-found Bold Metrics, a startup building technologies that make it easy for online shoppers to buy clothes that fit and arming retailers with more data than ever before.

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  • Bobby July 9, 2020, 6:28 pm

    Thx for the post Morgan.
    Can you do an update on your .gg observations soon?
    It has been a while since your last writing on them (last year).
    I am noticing an uptick in my .gg inquiries.

  • Anton Naydenoff February 4, 2021, 5:12 pm

    We have a few 1 word .vc domain names in our portfolio: ($999)


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