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Welcome to the Google Domains invite-only beta!

Welcome to the Google Domains invite-only beta!

The Google Domains registrar service is in private beta, and only invitation-only users have access.

Luckily, I was invited today to preview their service. Come along for a pictorial walk-through of the new Google Domains registrar service.

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Billionaire Mark Cuban Buys Exact Match Domain (EMD) for Startup Venture

Billionaire Mark Cuban Buys Exact Match Domain (EMD) for Startup Venture

If billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban thinks exact-match domain names are worth investing in, shouldn’t you consider them for your business?

Today’s show features an excerpt from the wildly popular ABC television series Shark Tank, as well as commentary and lessons learned from DomainSherpa publisher Michael Cyger.

Investing in China’s New Domain Names – With Simon Cousins

Investing in China’s New Domain Names – With Simon Cousins

The Chinese government evaluated all the new Chinese character TLDs and decided that dot Chinese online (.在线) and dot Chinese website (.中文网) would earn their support and investment. So they registered 10,226 domain names in each TLD.

With this type of government support, might these two IDNs be attractive to non-Chinese investors?

In this interview we delve into the details of why these IDNs might be worthy of investment, how it all works, and how an investor would get started.

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.

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.”

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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.

Do Not Register Trademark-infringing Domain Names – With David Weslow

Do Not Register Trademark-infringing Domain Names – With David Weslow

How risky could registering a $10 domain name be?

Every day new domain name investors and speculators overlook the financial risk associated with registering a domain name that infringes on an existing trademark – a mistake that could cost them more than $100,000. And it’s happening at an increasing rate with the new top-level domains available for registration.

If you’re a domain name broker or an experienced investor that regularly receives emails from new investors asking for help or valuation – and the portfolio is full of trademark-infringing domain names – this is the video to refer them to.

If you’re a new domain name investor or speculator, learn how to avoid the mistake that has the potential to financially bankrupt you.

What You Can Learn About Hand Registering Domain Names from the Domain King – With Rick Schwartz

What You Can Learn About Hand Registering Domain Names from the Domain King – With Rick Schwartz

More often than not, hand registered domain name portfolios submitted to the DomainSherpa Review are not considered to be valuable by our panel of experts. Maybe there are a few domains worth keeping out of 50 submitted. Maybe.

Today, we’re turning the tables on one of the regular reviewers on the DomainSherpa Review.

Past Domain Sherpa and frequent DomainSherpa Review expert Rick Schwartz opens up his list of 390 recently hand registered domain names, and shares his thought process for how and why he registered the domains.

StockPhoto.com: Pre-paying $250,000 for a Lifetime of Customer Traffic – With Jon Yau

StockPhoto.com: Pre-paying $250,000 for a Lifetime of Customer Traffic – With Jon Yau

Instead of hand registering a $9 brandable domain name like ShutterStock.com or iStockPhoto.com and paying for CPC marketing forever, Jon Yau plunked down $250,000 of his family’s savings to purchase StockPhoto.com – a domain name with 50,000 worldwide exact-match searches per month.

Yau considers this investment a “pre-payment” for the endless stream of potential customers that visit his website daily through direct navigation. And with plans to continue to grow his photography database, he expects only to increase his customer conversion rate and revenue.

Why Numeric Domain Names Are Worth More Than You Think – With Giuseppe Graziano

Why Numeric Domain Names Are Worth More Than You Think – With Giuseppe Graziano

Listed among the DNJournal.com top domain name sales of 2013 are 114.com for $2.1 million, 88888.com for $245,000 and 1001.com for $100,000.

I would not have paid registration fees for any of these domain names, so I clearly don’t understand the value of domain names comprised only of numbers, usually referred to as numeric domain names.

Luckily there’s an expert ready to share what’s behind those high sale prices and who’s buying 80 percent of the numeric domain names.

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