Square, Inc., logo.
The company was born in late 2009; the device—a small square plug-in—became available last month. The company’s URL is SquareUp.com.
Caresquare, website software for home healthcare agencies.
Foursquare, the geolocation service that lets users earn “badges” for checking in from mobile devices.
Mindsquare, a German “enterprise 2.0 specialist network for SAP technology and application development.” The company uses the German country-code domain, .de; mindsquare.com is registered to someone in California who’s probably waiting for an offer he can’t refuse.
SquareCare floor-cleaning services.
Squarespace, a web-development and blogging platform.
SquareTrade, “the largest independent warranty provider,” in business since 1999.
Square 1, which sells and services parachutes.
Square 1 Bank, which “specializes in providing financial services to entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.”
Square One Vodka, which touts its “eco-conscious sophistication.” The company is based in Marin County, California.
Then there are all the “squared” names, including one for almost every letter of the alphabet. (MSquared, named for co-founder Marion McGovern, has been staffing companies with a “flexible workforce”—i.e., out-of-work consultants—for 20 years.)
If, after reading this post, you’re still bullish on “square,” you can buy any of the following square .com domains for $5,000 or less: squarewire, a-square, m-square, lsquare, areasquare and squaresquare. Also on the auction block: squaredance, hsquared, unsquared, djsquared, dpsquared, and kbsquared.
And that doesn’t include all the square dot-coms owned by squatters—like square.com. Make an offer!