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It’s rumored but not confirmed that today’s Sherpa sold a five letter, dictionary word domain name that has hundreds of thousands of exact match searches per month, and thousands of companies use this word in their name…but nobody’s been able to confirm the sale or the price.
The domain? Ocean.com.
October 17, 2016
Sales happen when you work backwards from YES.
Look for where the sales are, and turn yourself into a reverse engineer.
September 5, 2016
The startup community LOVES .io domain names.
Never heard of .io and don’t believe me? Today’s Sherpa will convince you, as well as share a method to value .io domain names for end users.
Then, he shows you how to find, contact and sell your newly acquired .io domain names without being an @$$hole.
July 11, 2016
Excuses take away your choices, they take away your control…they are holding you back.
You can be better.
Today’s the day to get off your but.
July 4, 2016
There are three ways to determine if a domain name has type-in traffic: real data, estimated data, and historical data.
In today’s tutorial — coming to you from beautiful Victoria, British Columbia — I show you exactly how to determine if a domain name has type-in traffic with the tools I trust.
June 27, 2016
DNSeattle took place on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at GoDaddy’s headquarters in Kirkland, Washington, just North of Seattle — and raised more than $5,000 to help find a cure for cancer!
More than 90 attendees met, networked and learned about domain name liquidity during this live panel session with Jeffrey Emerick (individual investor, Brand Bucket Ambassador), Dave Evanson (Sedo) and Joe Styler (GoDaddy).
NamesCon wrote up a fantastic summary of the event, and is offering $299 NamesCon tickets ($300 off!) to DNSeattle attendees for their January 2017 event using the DNS299 coupon code. Get it now — see you there!
Also, our event photo album is live at DNSeattle.com. (Thanks Shari Bradbury!)
And, special thanks to the Zandibot, Ali Zandi, for his mad skillz adjusting the audio of today’s show.
May 16, 2016
If you want to know how the domain name expiration process works in detail, you need to watch today’s show with Chris Ambler.
* The domain name expiration process
* Which auction partners are associated with which registrars
* The best drop catching services to use
* When domain names drop and when they go to auction
* And much more!
February 15, 2016
Think you can only make money in domain name investing if you got into the industry 5, 10 or 20 years ago? Think again.
Today’s guest entered the industry about a year ago and earned enough profit in that time for a down payment on his lakefront home (where he spoke with me for this interview). And he still owns 189 LLLL .com domain names.
But this is no “get-rich-quick scheme.” To the contrary, his first flip was $15 to $45. He then repeated that process more than 100 times as the market increased.
January 4, 2016
In his first interview since selling his portfolio, Michael Berkens answered some questions about the the WorldWide Media domain name portfolio mega-sale to GoDaddy. I asked him how much he sold his portfolio for, what he bought as a result of the sale, and what’s next for him.
Also, Berkens and Monte Cahn discuss the $24 million dollars worth of domain names that are going up for auction at the NamesCon conference in January 2016. Want some insider information on which domains will have no reserve, be the best value, or will have the highest resale potential? This is the show to watch!
December 21, 2015
Jamie Siminoff launched DoorBot – a doorbell with security features – and had amazing success, pre-selling $250,000 worth of product on Kickstarter, selling millions of dollars of product after an appearance on “SharkTank,” and being recognized as one of Time magazine’s top 10 products of 2014.
But it wasn’t until he took a big risk and upgraded the DoorBot brand to Ring (and Ring.com) in 2014 that it all came together and sales really took off.
In this interview, Siminoff provides advice to other startup founders on the power of a great brand, tactics for negotiation, and how much to pay for a premium domain name.
November 16, 2015