EARLYCLAIM

Reserve your favorite username in new startups

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Yvo Schaap — Founder / Developer
I claimed "viagra" and "seo consultant".. profit?
Johnny Quach — Director of Product @ Rocket Internet
@yvoschaap that is some pro talk right there.
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Bram Kanstein (@bramk) — Made @startupstash. Now @offtherecord
I wonder how this is going to work out haha, cool idea though!
Andrew Condurache — Entrepreneur
has any startup actually signed up to this? what startup(s) are you reserving a username in?
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A. Marchesini — Co-Claimer @ EarlyClaim.com
here we are guys! quick intro: made in Italy by me & @frnwtr. Sideproject to unplug , started with concept of fake-activity engine. 5 minutes later it got to what it is now. Already got enquiries from 4 startups to get hooked in. Seeing good number of senior level pros signing up, and an healthy share businesses/people (maybe 20/80). Thanks a lot for upvoting it and if you shared it / signed up, for doing so :)
This is a great idea! I think you can get a lot of new startups on board if you give them some sort of exclusive coverage to create hype around their launch. So in addition to betalist, producthunt, etc. they also submit to earlyclaim.
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A. Marchesini — Co-Claimer @ EarlyClaim.com
@iorahul great point! To keep the business model simple and tidy while providing value to our users (both people and startups) we were thinking of some sort of "premium" coverage". But we won't in any way limit the users & startups reach. We want to amplify it without adding burdens or complexity to either side. Thanks for the comment !
Robin Bilgil — Co-Founder at Shuttlecook
But what happens when all the good names on EARLYCLAIM are taken?
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A. Marchesini — Co-Claimer @ EarlyClaim.com
@RBilgil ...better hurry because they will also be taken on all new startups ;)
Robin Bilgil — Co-Founder at Shuttlecook
@rockyita Already reserved @robin ;) Do you have longer term plans for this? It seems like the users would just stop registering after the name they want is gone
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A. Marchesini — Co-Claimer @ EarlyClaim.com
@RBilgil yes we do have a vision for earlyclaim :) but for now, it's all about executing the first step and bring extraordinary value to our users and startups!
Melissa Perri — Founder, ProdUX Labs
I love this. After I waited too long and couldn't get my name on twitter, I've been worried about missing out on the next "twitter". This could also give new startups an audience of early adopters. Cool idea!
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Bram Kanstein (@bramk) — Made @startupstash. Now @offtherecord
How are you going to scale this?
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A. Marchesini — Co-Claimer @ EarlyClaim.com
@bramk under which aspect?
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Bram Kanstein (@bramk) — Made @startupstash. Now @offtherecord
@rockyita I mean how are you going to add (a lot of) new services so this is actually going to be useable. Let's say the new Instagram comes to live, how are you going to make sure I will have my desired username on that specific service? :)
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A. Marchesini — Co-Claimer @ EarlyClaim.com
@bramk autosignup through openAPI connection to the startups
Eddie Wharton — Data Scientist, Dinner Lab
I wonder how digital identities may one day affect the way people may name their kids i.e. see what names are still not taken. "No daughter of mine will need numbers in her Twitter handle"
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A. Marchesini — Co-Claimer @ EarlyClaim.com
@EAWharton @produchunt if it's allowed to post links...i came across last night to a cartoon that pretty much sums that up :)
Michael Carrano — Mobile Software Engineer in NYC.
@rockyita what kind of measures do you have in place to prevent users from registering clearly trademarked names such as Google?
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A. Marchesini — Co-Claimer @ EarlyClaim.com
@michaelcarrano good question. Today, different startups have different procedures, regulations and processes to handle trademarked names "claiming" and squatting. This will not change. We don't/shouldn't define how a startup intends to operate its username policies. But the best way to avoid a mess is for google to get its a$$ in gear and signup too to earlyclaim ;)
Walter Franchetti — Co-founder and CTO at EarlyClaim.com
Guys... only 1 thing... PH ROCK \m/
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