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Don’t Mess with Rick Schwartz; $100K+ Lawsuit Against Hijacker; No to .Quebec; Sherpas Spend $5K…

Don’t Mess with Rick Schwartz; $100K+ Lawsuit Against Hijacker; No to .Quebec; Sherpas Spend $5K…

• Think you can mess with Rick Schwartz? Try again!
• $100K+ federal lawsuit filed against a soon-to-be-labeled reverse domain name hijacker
• Quebec, Canada says no to .Quebec
• Mike Mann is “cash poor” but living between an $8MM oceanfront and a luxury rental
• Reader question: How would you invest $5K if starting in the industry today?
• Reader question: Is Afternic’s recommendation to price domains worth it?
• Millions of new ICANN-restricted “collision” names are coming available. Want some?
• And much more!

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After 15 Years, FastMail Finally Acquires Their .Com – With Rob Mueller

After 15 Years, FastMail Finally Acquires Their .Com – With Rob Mueller

FastMail started in 1999 and today serves hundreds of thousands of customers. They launched on FastMail.fm because it was what was available and memorable, and proving the business model was more important than trying to acquire the .com domain name.

But when an employee took the initiative to call the Monster.com main switchboard to inquire about purchasing fastmail.com, the then-owner was more than happy to sell the unused domain name asset for a fair price.

In this interview, founder and director Rob Mueller recounts the impact of not owning fastmail.com for 15 years, how the negotiations started and progressed, how much they paid, and lessons learned for other startup entrepreneurs.

Web.com Down; Amazon’s Buying Spree; Holiday.com Sale Fails Miserably; Domaining LLC…

Web.com Down; Amazon’s Buying Spree; Holiday.com Sale Fails Miserably; Domaining LLC…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Web.com has lower than expected earnings, is this trouble for GoDaddy’s pending IPO?
• Amazon.com buys .Book, .Buy and .Pay – what could this mean in the industry?
• Holiday.com fails miserably to sell for $30 million in a glitzy fashion, but slow and steady sells Power.com for $1.261 million – we compare them
• Reader question: Should you form a legal entity, like an LLC, for your domain business?
• Reader question: Best insurance lead gen domain name for safe drivers?
• Reader question: Why do some worthless domains have multiple bidders on GoDaddy auctions?
• And much more!

DomainSherpa Review – Nov 10: eBirthdayGifts.com, Amsterdam.org, eNetwork.com, Vitamin.net…

DomainSherpa Review – Nov 10: eBirthdayGifts.com, Amsterdam.org, eNetwork.com, Vitamin.net…

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?

In this show:
• An investor’s portfolio is appraised: eBirthdayGifts.com, GetSpayed.com, CarbonConsumption.com…
• Get your bids in soon for Amsterdam.org, eNetwork.com, Vitamin.net…
• A surprising result when a Sherpa summits the mountain in the “Name That Price” game
• Plus, much more!

$100K TRAFFIC Deal; BuyDomains Sold 1MM Domains; City.gTLDs For Sale; Recent Sales…

$100K TRAFFIC Deal; BuyDomains Sold 1MM Domains; City.gTLDs For Sale; Recent Sales…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• T.R.A.F.F.I.C. was last week; Was Rick roasted? What happened?
• .Club Sells a domain name for $100K and is the highest priced new gTLD to date
• Endurance Acquires the almost 1 million domains of BuyDomains.com for $1-80 per domain
• RightOfTheDot & CentralNic Launch Websites To Sell City New gTLDs Domains
• What sold over the past few weeks and for what price? Is it reasonable?
• Bloomberg buys 400 defensive domain names, then gives most up. DNW’s story goes mainstream.
• And much more!

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The Domain Name Secrets to Buying for $1 and Selling for $3,000 – With Mike Navarini

The Domain Name Secrets to Buying for $1 and Selling for $3,000 – With Mike Navarini

Mike Navarini shares tactics for buying domain names for next to nothing and selling them for thousands.

If you’re just starting out as a domain name investor or you want to add an almost no-risk way to invest to your game plan, you will want to watch this interview and on-screen tutorial.

DomainSherpa Review – Oct 27: AspenColorado.com, EscrowService.com, Unclogged.com, Whacko.com…

DomainSherpa Review – Oct 27: AspenColorado.com, EscrowService.com, Unclogged.com, Whacko.com…

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?

In this show:
• An investor’s portfolio is appraised: AspenColorado.com, EscrowService.com, Unclogged.com…
• Get your bids in soon for BulletProofing.com, Korner.com, Whacko.com…
• A surprising result when a Sherpa summits the mountain in the “Name That Price” game
• Plus, much more!

TRAFFIC Secrets; ICANN 51 Summary; Is .Vet a Winner?; Registries Reducing Prices…

TRAFFIC Secrets; ICANN 51 Summary; Is .Vet a Winner?; Registries Reducing Prices…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• How to network, win friends, influence people and make money at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
• ICANN 51: what happened and what you can expect going forward
• Four more .Rich domains registered, wow?
• Affilias to go public, hoping to raise $100 Million
• What launched this week, and what was good enough for the Sherpas to invest in?
• Is it sad that registries are reducing their prices so soon after launch?
• And much more!

DomainSherpa Review – Oct 13, 2014: CollegePellGrant.com, Kickbox.com, ChineseAutomobile.com, Tollbridge.com…

DomainSherpa Review – Oct 13, 2014: CollegePellGrant.com, Kickbox.com, ChineseAutomobile.com, Tollbridge.com…

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?

In this show:
• An investor’s portfolio is appraised: CollegePellGrant.com, CashAdvanceFees.com, ChineseAutomobile.com…
• Get your bids in soon for ChileanWine.com, Kickbox.com, Manicurist.com, Taxman.com…
• A new Sherpa summits the mountain in the “Name That Price” game
• Plus, much more!

Domain Seizures; Moniker’s Security Failures; Toby Clement’s Restitution; Audience Questions…

Domain Seizures; Moniker’s Security Failures; Toby Clement’s Restitution; Audience Questions…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• 9,000+ domains were transferred by Verisign under a sealed court order. What were they and what can you do about it if you’re affected?
• Multiple allegations claim Moniker.com has severe security flaws. Do you need to get your domains out of there ASAP?
• David Clements is paying those owed by Toby Clements on the Daily Domain Newsletter (DDN). Find out what to do to make your claim.
• Reader question: What happens with a new TLD goes “belly up”?
• Reader question: Will extensions matter in the future when 90%+ of Internet traffic is mobile and people speak what they want?
• Reader question: .TVs are being pulled back by the registry *after* being registered. What?!
• New TLDs launching this week: .Desi, .City, .NYC, .Attorney, .Lawyer — do the Sherpas care?
• And much more!

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