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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.Buzz Is for Sale: Buy Your Own TLD and Sell Picks and Shovels – With Christa Taylor

.Buzz Is for Sale: Buy Your Own TLD and Sell Picks and Shovels – With Christa Taylor

Today we’re going to learn about a TLD that’s currently for sale. We’ll dig into the vision, finances and opportunity.

If you’ve thought of selling picks and shovels instead of doing the mining yourself as an individual domain name investor, this is a show you should watch.

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The Inside Story: Buying and Selling Ocean.com – With Richard Lau

The Inside Story: Buying and Selling Ocean.com – With Richard Lau

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.

Reverse Engineer the S*&t That Sells

Reverse Engineer the S*&t That Sells

Sales happen when you work backwards from YES.

Look for where the sales are, and turn yourself into a reverse engineer.

The Rise of .io: How to Value and Sell for Profit – With Mike Carson

The Rise of .io: How to Value and Sell for Profit – With Mike Carson

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.

Get Off Your But

Get Off Your But

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.

How to Determine a Domain Name’s Type-in Traffic

How to Determine a Domain Name’s Type-in Traffic

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.

Domain Name Liquidity: What is It, Where Was It, Where Will It Be?

Domain Name Liquidity: What is It, Where Was It, Where Will It Be?

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.

Drop Catching Programming Expert on the Domain Name Expiration Process – With Chris Ambler

Drop Catching Programming Expert on the Domain Name Expiration Process – With Chris Ambler

If you want to know how the domain name expiration process works in detail, you need to watch today’s show with Chris Ambler.

We discuss:
* 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!

Hardcore Hustling Tactics to Buy and Sell LLLL .com Domains – With Jeffrey Emerick

Hardcore Hustling Tactics to Buy and Sell LLLL .com Domains – With Jeffrey Emerick

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.

Berkens’ First Interview Since Selling His Portfolio + NamesCon 2016 Auction Deals

Berkens’ First Interview Since Selling His Portfolio + NamesCon 2016 Auction Deals

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!

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