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If this is your first time on Dope.Link welcome!
In this post, we will be talking about how Dope.Link got started and why we started. If you didn’t already know Dope.Link is an all-in-one link and bio-page creation tool that helps creators place content in front of their audience to maximize engagement and sales. It was started in 2021 by Bill Hinostroza.
Since its inception, Dope.Link has grown rapidly, becoming one of the most popular bio-page creation tool for content creators. The platform offers a wide variety of blocks and customization options that helps creators get their message and content across. Not only that Dope.Link offers a wide array of educational resources helping users find answers to their questions and needs.
How Dope.Link got started
It all started on the month of April 2021. I came across a developer who had built a bio page platform and was selling it. Needless, to say I was intrigued so for a couple of hours I did some market research while testing the product and I was immediately, sold! However, before purchasing the platform I needed a good name for it because in my opinion branding is everything. I needed to find a clean short name that also gave some hint what the product is about.
I believe I dedicated 2-3 hours of domain name searching before I chose a name for the platform and no it wasn’t ‘dope.link‘. The first actual name I purchased and assigned to the platform was called… ‘1tap.vip‘. I actually would’ve settled for ‘tap.vip’ if it wasn’t on sale for thousands of dollars. Anyways, the logic behind the name was that it only took one tap to go to the vip. For example: 1tap.vip/bill.
So, after purchasing the name I spent the next several days setting up the platform and configuring the server. However, as the days went by I wasn’t 100% satisfied with the name the ‘1‘ just looked out of place. So, I decided to go back to the drawing board and come up with another name. It wasn’t easy but I had to do what was best for the product.
I knew I had to come up with a short clean name that sounded well when used as an adjective or verb. There wasn’t many contenders but I was really curious on the word ‘dope’ as it’s quite a trendy word. So, I went and search for the word dope, listing all domain extensions. Of, course .com, .io, .co were all taken but as I started to go down the list I came across the .link extension and it was available!
At, first thought I was thinking this can’t be real it’s a glitch someone must have already bought it. So, I quickly added it to my cart and checked it out. Needless, to say I’m the proud owner of Dope.Link!
Our journey is just starting
We’re still at the very early stage of our journey as we are only one year old so there is a lot of room for growth. If you are visitor or better yet a user be in for the ride of your life as you will get to see a small startup slowly rise to the top.
We’re excited to have a community of influencers, creators, educators, artists, and business owners who use social media to connect with each other and share their work. We’ll help them do more with our platform and resources.