18 Jun '13, 5pm

Y Combinator-backed Startup FilePicker.io Raises $1.8M And Rebrands As

Y Combinator-backed Startup FilePicker.io Raises $1.8M And Rebrands As

Great discussion indeed! I just wanted to weigh in and give some context from the Ink side of things. A “.io” name was a good way for us to start, and in fact bought us some credibility with developers at an early stage (because they got the “I/O” reference, which was particularly applicable to us). On the other hand, it also carried with it a number of frustrations – the .io TLD is not the most reliable (had a TLD-wide outage because their nameservers went down for 30 minutes), affects SEO, and results in a lot of mispronunciations – Filepicker vs Filepicker.io, for instance. In changing the name to Ink, we wanted to go with a .com. We would have loved to get Ink.com, but we’ll be patient. Instead, we got Inkmobility.com, which speaks to the mobility of content that we want to encourage and also the increasingly mobile-based world we live in. Inkmobility.com is the curren...

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