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Startup Using New gTLD Pocket.Watch Launches With Backers Including Robert Downey Jr & Les Moonves of CBS

Posted on the 06 April 2017 by Worldwide @thedomains

Startup Using New gTLD Pocket.Watch Launches With Backers Including Robert Downey Jr & Les Moonves of CBS

A new startup with huge backing is launching under the new gTLD domain name Pocket.Watch

The startup with describes itself as a new kind of entertainment company:

“In today’s ever-expanding, shape-shifting entertainment universe, we’re planting a flag for kids.

A new kind of entertainment company, Pocketwatch is fresh, fast and exuberant — combining the vitality of today’s digital grassroots with the enduring power of classic, epic storytelling.

It’s for small-screen video and big-screen blockbusters, games, toys, and everything else kids love.

A daring outlet for creators and visionaries, Pocketwatch creates, acquires, distributes and curates content across many platforms. But more than anything Pocket.Watch is the entertainment headquarters kids have been waiting for.”

The backers of the company read like a who’s who of Hollywood:

Robert Downey Jr.
Downey Ventures

Les Moonves
Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO, CBS Corporation

Jon Landau
Producer, Avatar & Titanic

Chris Jacquemin
Partner, Head of Digital Media, WME-IMG

Steve Friedlander
EVP, Theatrical Distribution, CBS Films

Doug Robinson
Television Producer, The Goldbergs and Rules of Engagement

Mike Moumoutjis
GM, Digital Commerce, Goodbaby

Matt Diamond
CEO, Defy Media

Doug Hirsch
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, GoodRX

Don Keller
Partner, Orrick

Anil Singh
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer (Former, 1995-2001), Yahoo!

Jonathan Skogmo
Founder & CEO, Jukin Media

Moj Mahdara
Co-Founder & CEO, Beautycon Media

Matthew Leaf
Co-Head, Motion Picture Business Affairs, CAA

J.P. Williams
President & CEO, Parallel Entertainment Pictures

Robert Goldberg
CEO, Fresno Inc.

Brad Zions
Angel Investor

David Sievers
EVP (Former 2010 – 2016), Maker Studios

Obviously the founders and backers of the company could have afforded any domain they wanted including Pocketwatch.com, which is currently parked and for sale, but they elected for the new gTLD domain Pocket.Watch For kicks and grins the domain name PocketWatch.com has a value of $133,000 on Estibot.com and Pocket.Watch has a value of $7,000. You can argue that the company should have acquired the matching .com before announcing but they seem certain in their certainty that they want to be known as Pocket.Watch
Startup Using New gTLD Pocket.Watch Launches With Backers Including Robert Downey Jr & Les Moonves of CBS

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