Number one on Y Combinators incredibly popular Hacker News site is a new startup called Launchaco that is focused on helping new startups do just what the name says, launch a company. They have a pretty slick website builder and a tool for helping startups find the best domain.
I found it super interesting to see the default TLDs that they choose to go with as it’s a clear window into the TLDs that are resonating well with startups right now:
Five TLDs show up in their Default TLD list, .COM, .CO, .IO, .NET, and .XYZ. If it were up to me I’d probably swap .NET with .ME as I think it’s a way more popular extension with startups than .NET is but otherwise it’s a pretty solid list. Also very interesting to see .XYZ on the list given how new it is, the rest of the TLDs up there have been around for a while.
It’s a cool idea and with the #1 spot on Hacker News it’s likely going to get a bunch of people using it to find a domain and quickly whip up a site. Feel free to check it out yourself at Launchaco.com.