Domain Name Interviews

When you’re interested in buying a domain name or domain name portfolio, start here. This category includes information on how to find, value, negotiate, close and fund a domain name purchase.

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How a $30,000 Domain Helped Voices.com Grow to $15 Million in Revenue – With David Ciccerelli

How a $30,000 Domain Helped Voices.com Grow to $15 Million in Revenue – With David Ciccerelli

If you’re a startup entrepreneur wondering how a category-defining domain name can help your business grow, you need to watch this show with David Ciccerelli, co-founder and CEO of Voices.com.

In this show, Ciccerelli relates how he purchased Voices.com for only $5,000 cash up-front (using a credit card advance), and how the domain was instrumental in building the $15 million business that exists today – so you can see that even without extensive resources, a deal is possible for a great brand and domain name.

He also discusses one of the most important benefits of an exact-match domain – instant credibility with customers and media companies – as well as provides some fantastic candid business advice.

It’s a must-watch show for entrepreneurs.

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DNSeattle: The Investment Opportunity in New gTLDs

DNSeattle: The Investment Opportunity in New gTLDs

DNSeattle.com, a networking and educational event that takes place in Seattle annually, answered this question on May 28, 2015:

What is the investment market for new gTLDs, and how can individual or institutional investors take advantage of it?

The Sherpa panel included: Dan Schindler, Rob Monster and Jebidiah Burnett.

Domain Name Escrow with Escrow.com

Domain Name Escrow with Escrow.com

This tutorial takes you step-by-step through the Escrow.com domain name escrow service. You will walk away with an understanding of how the service works and every aspect of the transaction it monitors.

Also covered are the five areas of an escrow that you need to understand to avoid making a costly mistake

Lower Your Risk of UDRP Action in Generic Domain Name Investments

Lower Your Risk of UDRP Action in Generic Domain Name Investments

The greatest risk to owning a high-value generic domain name is having it taken away from you during a UDRP action.

If you’re spending $10,000, $50,000 or $100,000 or more on a premium generic domain name and you want to lower your risk of UDRP, URS or lawsuit, then pay attention to these four attorneys and the tactics they suggest.

Learn from:
• David Weslow of Wiley Rein
• Stevan Lieberman of Greenberg & Lieberman
• Zak Muscovitch of The Muscovitch Law Firm
• Jason Schaeffer of ESQwire.com

How Frank Schilling Values Domain Names with AMR and ADT

How Frank Schilling Values Domain Names with AMR and ADT

Do you wonder how Frank Schilling prices domain names? What criteria he uses to value domains? And how much art versus science is involved?

In this excerpt from a DomainSherpa Review, Frank Schilling discusses AMR (average monthly revenue) and ADT (average daily traffic), and why these two metrics make up only 20 percent of his domain name valuation methodology.

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Where to Buy the Hottest .IO Domain Names That Startups Want – With Mike Carson

Where to Buy the Hottest .IO Domain Names That Startups Want – With Mike Carson

I stumbled across Park.io, a drop-catching service for .io domain names, and purchased PHP.io for $1,655, thinking that it would be a great domain to sell on the technology- and entrepreneurial-focused marketplace Flippa.com.

Within 30 days of my original purchase, the domain name sold for $6,000. I invited Park.io founder Mike Carson on the show to help let you in on my secret, even though I’d rather keep this terrific resource all to myself.

No-Reserve Steals, Unrealized Opportunities, and Logistics for the NamesCon Domain Auction

No-Reserve Steals, Unrealized Opportunities, and Logistics for the NamesCon Domain Auction

Whether you’re attending the NamesCon domain name auction in person, watching via the live web feed, or bidding by telephone, this show will walk you through domain names that you might have missed – presenting opportunities for either undervalued or no-reserve purchases.

This show also contains tactics for understanding and successfully navigating most live domain name auctions that may occur at a future date, so don’t disregard watching this interview just because you missed the auction on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

How Mike Faith Creatively Purchased and Grew Headsets.com

How Mike Faith Creatively Purchased and Grew Headsets.com

Mike Faith founded a headset company and experienced explosive growth, selling $3 million in the first three years. Then he hit a bump in the road. To get the company back on a path of consistent growth, he raised money and acquired Headsets.com.

Learn how he creatively financed the domain name, what benefits it provided to his business, and how he made a generic word memorable.

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.

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.

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