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As many of you know, my focus and priorities in life changed last year when my wife and I turned our dream of running a startup together into a reality. The company was funded in September and my first move was to hire more people for my domain companies, Linton Investments and Compath so that I could focus my attention on Fashion Metric.

Since I built Linton Investments as a business, pulling myself out of it meant hiring more people and that is still an ongoing process. That being said, we’re having a very successful and profitable 2013 so I’m happy with how the ship is moving without me at the helm.

My blog is the only thing I do related to domain names on a daily basis and I still love writing on here every single day. It takes me no more than 30 minutes and often takes less than 20. I love writing and love engaging with you, my reader. That being said, I also see my blog as a business and have brought on more writers who are doing a great job of expanding the reach and content on

Yesterday was pretty exciting with a blockbuster post from our newest addition to the team – Bill Hartzer. While I will continue to write about domain names on my blog, this is no longer my focus in life, and that writing bug inside me always wants to do more. That’s right, I’m a writing addict and there’s no stopping it.

So I’ve been writing quite a bit for, a new company run by Evan Williams, the founder of Blogger and Twitter. Evan is now revolutionizing the way people read and write things online and I can now proudly say that Medium is the site that I read the most on a daily basis. If you want to read more about what’s going on in my daily life, Medium is where you’ll find it.

I’ve learned that my audience here on wants to hear about domains, website development, and SEO, so I’ll keep writing about that here. However for me that is now where less than 10% of my time goes. The vast majority of my time is spent in the startup world building an amazing company and software platform here in LA. While the website is one component, a startup is much more than a website and is where I’ll be sharing most of the experiences I’m having in my life.

Morgan Linton

So if you want to go beyond domains and read more Morgan, then head on over to my page on Like I said above, still expect the same great content here on, in fact expect more with the additional writers I’ve added to the team. Just know that if you want to follow what’s going on in my daily life, that has moved over to Medium as domains really aren’t where my focus is right now.

P.S. Nobody should read this as me saying I am leaving the domain industry. I’m not, and my company is booking six-figure profits and on track to beat last years numbers. The difference this year is that before I was working in the company day-to-day, now the company has become a real business that involves me hiring great people and letting them do the day-to-day work. I still love Domaining, but as I’ve always said, I never dreamed of being a full time Domainer, my dream has been to be a full time startup founder and that’s exactly what I’m doing. 

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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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  • June 4, 2013, 2:59 pm

    I support you 1000%. Go get’em tiger!

  • Morgan June 4, 2013, 3:01 pm

    Thanks – much appreciated as always! 🙂

  • larry fischer June 4, 2013, 5:24 pm

    Congrats Morgan. Remember us little guys 🙂

    • Morgan June 4, 2013, 7:42 pm

      Thanks @Larry, you have always been a major inspiration to me and I’m still a little guy working hard just like the rest of us.

  • Joe June 5, 2013, 7:28 am

    It’s good to not always think domainer since the year end leave behind other projects that eventually set aside. This coming winter going to market my new Spanish clothing brand fashion dress up sport, the design is not to be thought of as 10 years ago and found work long hours with a new drawing shape for stamping fabrics for garments women and man creativity be a secret from me in this market, which already have experience in the same writing as a comment on your blog.
    Also the investment market of online advertising strategy is one of my strengths I tested with several small customers in Spain and do very well, climb rungs of a ladder slowly up to the big investors, this my motto is no need to rush, if not plummet and the smack is really strong and if you survive takes to react, this already happened for years and do not want to happen again, the first time we were four, now I’m alone, is best.
    I hope the best for you

  • Joe September 5, 2013, 1:28 am

  • Joe September 6, 2013, 6:06 am

    Thanks, @ Morgan by this link.

    Understand what you want I should do.

    I have a problem I do not have a blog and earn an audience of domainers, marketing strategy, online advertising, ROI and how to be profitable, to teach what I know very well and at the same time I can learn from the comments to make other people women and men of all ages.

    I have much to write and give as your one to three daily post that intereresen to various persons of the activities that I know better what is good and bad, the experience is a very important, you have it in various sectors I know other very good sectors exist and I develop and be viable, even not in the global market, it always thinking about tomorrow at 12: 00 pm where I live, and have written my thoughts for tomorrow and see the sun the next morning.
    It was a desire that one day my brother was not fulfilled, in an interview which is prengunta be best time for you to respond when Carles and see the sun in the morning. .

    I also need a break with just three days in a place to make photographs, writing lyrics and poems of the environment where living and other memories that have recorded in my notebook, sleep the hours you do here now is not so you know.

    Make 5 who do not vacation for a good sleep, I be like a motorcycle with a fault outstanding during each revision.


    P.S: Because and no. Org? make a comment on the best and worst of each for you.


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