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DomainSherpa Discussion: Massive .Link Registrations; .Rich Flops; Domain Name Hygiene; Dropping .Info

DomainSherpa Discussion: Massive .Link Registrations; .Rich Flops; Domain Name Hygiene; Dropping .Info

This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

* What do the numbers tell us about Tuesday’s launch of .link, .photo, .pics, .gift, .guitars and .buzz?
* DomainIncite.com discovers that 18,272 .link domain name registrations, about 90% of their total registrations, are to an affiliate of Uniregistry. Is this “business as usual” for registries?
* What new top-level domain only received 22 registrations to date? (And, yes, the TLD is live.)
* Reader question: With GoDaddy and Sedo severing ties, how do you manage your inventory for sale?
* Reader question: When you buy a domain name, how do you clean up past owner’s for-sale listings on multiple marketplaces?
* Thousands of 3-letter .info domain names are being dropped by a single investor. Find out what the Sherpas think and if they’re doing it too.
* And more!
We’re joined by Adam Dicker, Page Howe and Rick Schwartz.

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Tutorial: How to Find the Most Valuable Domains in New TLDs in 10 Minutes (With Template)

Tutorial: How to Find the Most Valuable Domains in New TLDs in 10 Minutes (With Template)

New top-level domains are launching every week for the next couple of years.

Can you figure out the next most valuable domain name that hasn’t been reserved by the registry and register it before other investors or end users?

This tutorial walks you through one process for finding valuable domain names for registration using keyword search volume and advertiser competition.

DomainSherpa Discussion: ICANN Oversight; DNForum.com; Heartbleed; Verisign…

DomainSherpa Discussion: ICANN Oversight; DNForum.com; Heartbleed; Verisign…

This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* Is the ICANN oversight issue overblown, or significant to you as an investor?
* A physical letter from a reader about .LA domain name valuations
* What should you expect on the new DNForum.com? (hint: there’s a surprise)
* Heartbleed and what it means to you as an internet user and business owner
* Verisign published their Domain Name Industry Brief and the Sherpas chimed in
* Congratulations to Mike and Judy Berkens on their pending 27th year anniversary!
* And more!

We’re joined by Adam Dicker, Mike Berkens, Page Howe and Rick Schwartz.

How a Fishmonger Lost $300K Learning the Domain Name Ropes – With Andrew Rosener

How a Fishmonger Lost $300K Learning the Domain Name Ropes – With Andrew Rosener

We all lose money when first starting out in domain name investing, because part of the process of figuring things out inevitably includes buying worthless or undesirable domain names.

The same was true for today’s guest.

But instead of just buying 100 or so worthless domain names, he invested in a “domain name education” that cost him about $300,000 over three years until he realized what he was doing wrong.

Today, he runs one of the most successful domain name brokerages. Listen in as Andrew Rosener shares what he learned from his expensive “education.”

Businesses: Do Not Abuse the UDRP as Your “Plan B” for Acquiring a Domain Name – With John Berryhill

Businesses: Do Not Abuse the UDRP as Your “Plan B” for Acquiring a Domain Name – With John Berryhill

If you think you can file a UDRP case to get control of a domain name after failing to negotiate the acquisition, think again.

The Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) was put in place to streamline the process to resolve disputes between trademark holders and domain name registrants where the registration was clearly abusive, predatory and ill motivated.

Unless you can prove the three UDRP criteria, you may be labeled a Reverse Domain Name Hijacker by an international legal panel, face public documentation of the finding, and be exposed to potential legal action.

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DomainSherpa Discussion: ICANN Singapore; Neustar Buys .CO; IRS & Bitcoin…

DomainSherpa Discussion: ICANN Singapore; Neustar Buys .CO; IRS & Bitcoin…

This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* What actually happened at ICANN 49 in Singapore this week?
* Neustar acquires the .CO registry, who’s it good for?
* The IRS decides how you should treat Bitcoin on your taxes, know how?
* Page Howe finds a potential “We Get It” TRAFFIC award nominee in Water.com
* Does Twitter “get it” with First-Tweets.com registration?
* And more!

Why You Don’t Want to Miss DomainFest 2014 With Dwayne Walker

Why You Don’t Want to Miss DomainFest 2014 With Dwayne Walker

Dwayne Walker, senior vice president at Oversee.net, joins Michael Cyger to discuss DomainFest 2014 taking place March 31st through April 2nd in Hollywood, California.

Questions answered include:
* What is the differentiation of DomainFest from the other domain name related conferences?
* What are the three educational tracks at DomainFest and who are they geared to?
* Who are the keynote speakers and how will their message impact attendees focused on domain name investing, startups and entrepreneurship?
* DomainFest is well-known for throwing great parties. What can attendees expect this year?
* How many people are you anticipating will attend?
* How much, until when, and how can attendees attend a single day and party?

DomainSherpa Review – Mar 24, 2014

DomainSherpa Review – Mar 24, 2014

Get into the minds of the Sherpas with the DomainSherpa Review!

* An investor’s portfolio is reviewed and appraised
* 21 domain names going to auction at NameJet are valued
* Page Howe takes the crown in this week’s “Name That Price” game

For each domain name portfolio, the Sherpas answer:
* Which domains are valuable, and in what way?
* What is the market value (both wholesale and retail) of the best domain names?
* Which domains are worthless and should be dropped?
* Which domain names may invite legal issues, such as a UDRP case or cybersquatting lawsuit?
* Which domains do our Sherpas want to make an offer on?

We’re joined by three Domain Sherpas: Adam Dicker, Andrew Rosener and Page Howe.

DNTaxGuide: Domain Name Tax Guide for Investors

DNTaxGuide: Domain Name Tax Guide for Investors

April 15 is tax day in the United States and we’re here to help.

DomainSherpa has just published DNTaxGuide, a domain name tax guide that is written by a Certified Public Accountant and reviewed by a a former IRS Agent.

It covers all the essentials you need to know about as an investor, including income streams, legal entities to protect your personal assets, how to classify income, how to treat charitable donations and much more.

DomainSherpa Discussion: U.S. Relinquishing ICANN Control; Verisign Stock; Go Daddy IPO…

DomainSherpa Discussion: U.S. Relinquishing ICANN Control; Verisign Stock; Go Daddy IPO…

This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* U.S. Department of Commerce relinquishing control over ICANN in September 2015, Good for investors and the Internet?
* Verisign stock drops 10% on ICANN news, Why?
* Go Daddy talks to bankers about potential IPO, Will you invest?
* In the wake of the Donuts.co and eco.TLD “claw back”, what are the rights and responsibilities of registries?
* Mike Berkens’ MostWantedDomains.com sells Teabox.com for $30K, Startup seeks $1MM in seed funding on TechCrunch.com, Productive to look back at sales?
* And more!

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