ATTN REGISTRARS! it.com domain sunrise starts on Jan 2nd! GET READY NOW

domains Why doesn't Jack Dorsey own Square.com?

Catch.Club

Robbie

RobbiesBlog.comTop Member
Impact
3,095
So we all know Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter and Square... I was even a former customer of Square for my wife's business and I wrongly assumed that he or I should say his company owned the domain name Square.com...

I am sure that's the domain name we visited when we signed up, however when you do visit Square.com you are redirected to SquareUp.com

Jack and his company were in the news yesterday for agreeing to acquire Afterpay for a cool $29 Billion... Yes, that's correct $29 Billion US Dollars for a company founded a little over 6 years ago in 2015...

So I thought let's check what domain names Square owns and I did my usual whois lookup on Square.com and then gasped and double-checked Square.com isn't owned by Square...I would have sworn blind if you asked me they did but I was wrong... It is owned by Japanese Video Game Maker Square Enix...

As Square.com forwards to SquareUp.com, I assume they have reached an agreement to lease or forward the domain name to Jack's company, and it's a really smart move in my eyes from both parties... Square Up ensures they don't lose that type-in traffic and Square Enix will probably be paid handsomely for the deal from a traffic perspective and most likely sell the domain name to them for many millions in the future.

So what domain names does Square own then? It is actually a very small portfolio of 35 Domains Names and now really are amazing, MKT.com is the best currently but I am sure one day Square.com will be in their ownership, Do you?

Domain Names Owned by Square

http://robbiesblog.com/why-doesnt-jack-dorsey-own-square-com/9067
 
4
•••
The views expressed on this page by users and staff are their own, not those of NamePros.

Mister Funsky

Top Member
Impact
24,130
They are like the rest of us...a percentage of those names should be dropped. I would be willing to bet they have (or had) their eyes on sq.com (sq-ecom.com).

Before anyone makes any point(s) about who owns sq.com, I did not bother to check...might be another billionaire organization.
 
1
•••

Samer

Top Member
Impact
21,347
Last edited:
1
•••

D Haynes

Top Member
Impact
4,687
I picked up SquarePayments(dot)com a while back and didn't even know there was a financial company called Square. In my head I thought it was a good name as being square is all payed up to date.
 
4
•••

Mary Muse

Top Member
Impact
3,100
I picked up SquarePayments(dot)com a while back and didn't even know there was a financial company called Square. In my head I thought it was a good name as being square is all payed up to date.
Square + DeFi (dotcom) for me before they decided do Defi things..
 
3
•••

Samer

Top Member
Impact
21,347
Square + DeFi (dotcom) for me before they decided do Defi things.
They rebranded app “Cash App” but surprised dont own Square com in time, guess

Samer
 
Last edited:
1
•••

Alop

Top Member
Impact
1,539
They rebranded app “Cash App” but surprised dont own Square com in time, guess

Samer
Do you really think it would be a good investment for square space to buy Square dot com now? As the value is determined between the buyer and seller…IMO just renaming Square Space would be a better option
 
Last edited:
0
•••

Robbie

RobbiesBlog.comTop Member
Impact
3,095
Do you really think it would be a good investment for square space to buy Square dot com now? As the value is determined between the buyer and seller…IMO just renaming Square Space would be a better option
I am not saying it’s something they need to own to be successful but what they have done is wise imo and ultimately they will acquire the domain name in the future I am sure when the time is right.
 
2
•••

Alop

Top Member
Impact
1,539
I am not saying it’s something they need to own to be successful but what they have done is wise imo and ultimately they will acquire the domain name in the future I am sure when the time is right.
I’m definitely surprised on “rent” against the buy
 
Last edited:
0
•••

marijuanadomain

Established Member
Impact
540
I am a newbie in the domaining and I own Squarely.com.
Is it a good domain name?
 
Last edited:
0
•••

DomainHacks

Established Member
Impact
337
Only the .com's are listed on that site. They own several matching square.cctld incl. square.ly + square.it which they bought from us years ago so it would make sense that they end up buying the .com.
 
1
•••

marijuanadomain

Established Member
Impact
540
Only the .com's are listed on that site. They own several matching square.cctld incl. square.ly + square.it which they bought from us years ago so it would make sense that they end up buying the .com.
you sure make my day, DomainHacks!!!
thank you!!
 
1
•••

Mary Muse

Top Member
Impact
3,100
1
•••

DomainHacks

Established Member
Impact
337
1
•••

marijuanadomain

Established Member
Impact
540
1
•••

DomainHacks

Established Member
Impact
337
1
•••

Mary Muse

Top Member
Impact
3,100
1
•••

marijuanadomain

Established Member
Impact
540
1
•••

DomainHacks

Established Member
Impact
337
My point exactly. Square is after cctlds and gtlds.
 
1
•••

marijuanadomain

Established Member
Impact
540
My point exactly. Square is after cctlds and gtlds.
okie then..I will just not renew squarely.com and will just dropped it.
Don't want to waste my money.
Thanks for all your Expertise
 
1
•••

Alop

Top Member
Impact
1,539
1
•••

AzuJim

Established Member
Impact
95
okie then..I will just not renew squarely.com and will just dropped it.
Don't want to waste my money.
Thanks for all your Expertise
Nope! It's a good brand name. Another person might see the need to buy it. Worth keeping in my view.
 
1
•••

marijuanadomain

Established Member
Impact
540
Nope! It's a good brand name. Another person might see the need to buy it. Worth keeping in my view.
As I said, I am a newbie...
I am going to delete the domain .....

Thank you all for your so expert expertise!! You all are so smart in domaining.
 
0
•••

AzuJim

Established Member
Impact
95
As I said, I am a newbie...
I am going to delete the domain .....

Thank you all for your so expert expertise!! You all are so smart in domaining.
Don't delete it. You can pass it on to me if you don't mind.
 
1
•••

marijuanadomain

Established Member
Impact
540
2
•••