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Why doesn't Jack Dorsey own Square.com?

Labeled as domains in Domain Industry News, started by Robbie, Aug 3, 2021

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  1. Robbie

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    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

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  2. Mister Funsky

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    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.
     
  3. Samer

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    Last edited: Aug 3, 2021
  4. D Haynes

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    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.
     
  5. Mary Muse

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    Square + DeFi (dotcom) for me before they decided do Defi things..
     
  6. Samer

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    They rebranded app “Cash App” but surprised dont own Square com in time, guess

    Samer
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2021
  7. Alop

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    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: Aug 4, 2021
  8. Robbie

    Robbie RobbiesBlog.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    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.
     
  9. Alop

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    I’m definitely surprised on “rent” against the buy
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2021
  10. marijuanadomain

    marijuanadomain Established Member

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    I am a newbie in the domaining and I own Squarely.com.
    Is it a good domain name?
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2021
  11. DomainHacks.com

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    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.
     
  12. marijuanadomain

    marijuanadomain Established Member

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    you sure make my day, DomainHacks!!!
    thank you!!
     
  13. Mary Muse

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    It's a solid brand.
     
  14. DomainHacks.com

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    Solid but Square won't buy it.
     
  15. marijuanadomain

    marijuanadomain Established Member

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    why?
     
  16. DomainHacks.com

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    Their name is not Squarely is it? They are/were securing matching ccTLDs (and when .ly was still hip).
     
  17. Mary Muse

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    I never said they would...just that it's a good name, which is what they'd asked
     
  18. marijuanadomain

    marijuanadomain Established Member

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    Sorry..that not a very logical reason
     
  19. DomainHacks.com

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    My point exactly. Square is after cctlds and gtlds.
     
  20. marijuanadomain

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    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
     
  21. Alop

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    Square Space might
     
  22. AzuJim

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    Nope! It's a good brand name. Another person might see the need to buy it. Worth keeping in my view.
     
  23. marijuanadomain

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    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.
     
  24. AzuJim

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    Don't delete it. You can pass it on to me if you don't mind.
     
  25. marijuanadomain

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    I will think about it
     

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