Worldwide, there are about 150 million new businesses being started up each year.
With some startups being funded to grow as quickly as possible, many are interested in purchasing killer domain names so they can create a memorable brand. Noted venture capitalist Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures suggests to start-ups he invests in that they allocate $50,000 to buy a good domain name.
Is spending tens of thousands of dollars a smart investment for startups? That’s the question we’re going to answer on today’s show.
May 20, 2013 12
You are probably like today’s guest: You learned about the Internet and domain names in 1995 or 1996, but domain names were expensive and “the good ones” were taken. Although Shane Cultra dabbled in domaining, he mainly considers his fruitless investment during that time to be part of his learning curve.
By 2007, Cultra had figured out what makes domain names “liquid” such that they can be sold more readily in domain name aftermarkets and auction sites. By doing so, Cultra earned six figures in 2012 from domain name investing – in addition to his full-time job running Country Arbors Nursery in Urbana, Illinois.
In this show, Cultra shares his methodology for determining and valuing “liquid domains,” as well as his sweet spots for buying and selling, and how he finds and sells through his favorite marketplace platforms.
April 22, 2013 20
Everyone has bought crappy domain names in the past. Many of us still own them today.
Watch this interview and learn six criteria that will help you avoid buying sub-par domain names in the future.
You will also learn how to organize your current portfolio to separate the junk from the good, and then what to do with domain names that have no value.
March 25, 2013 43
This tutorial takes you step-by-step through the Estibot.com domain name appraisal tool. You will walk away with an understanding of how the tool works and every aspect of the data it provides.
Also covered are five warnings about using Estibot.com that you need to know to avoid making a costly mistake.
March 18, 2013 11
Even though some people see domaining as a highly speculative business, I hope we can agree that if you play it the right way, it’s not speculative at all.
So how can we apply the investments principles of Warren Buffet (the greatest investor of all times) to domain names?
February 20, 2013 14
Carlos Aguilar asked a question recently on an interview with NameJet’s general manager, Matt Overman.
He asked: “[C]an you explain on a video on how you setup [email notifications of NameJet saved searches]?”
Here’s a screenshot walk-through of how to setup email notifications for NameJet saved searches, which should be faster than a video.
February 19, 2013 1
If you want to buy keyword-rich domain names with the objective of ranking the domain name at the top of the results for a search, you’ll first want to determine if there is enough search volume and interest to justify purchasing the domain name.
In this how-to video, you’ll learn exactly how to use the Google Adwords Keyword Tool to determine search volume and advertising interest before you make a domain name purchase.
February 18, 2013 5
After a couple of years of buying, holding and renewing “pigeon shit” domain names, Warrick Mulder realized there was a better way. So he dropped all of the .com, .net and .org domain names that didn’t earn any parking revenue or solicit any purchase offers and instead turned his attention to the top-level domain of his home country of South Africa: .co.za.
As a result, his monthly parking revenue increased from $100 to $2,000+ per month, he was able to reduce his domain registration fees from $7 to about $4.50 per domain, and his domain names sell for an average of $X.
October 22, 2012 6
The whole point of due diligence is to identify potential issues before you spend money.
This video will guide you through the process of identifying potential issues in purchasing domain names, prebuilt websites and website services.
September 24, 2012 9
Buy any domain name you want – even that domain name that’s worth $20,000 or $250,000 – for as little as 3 percent down and $69 per month.
That’s the seller-financing service that Adam Paddock of Zenscrow.com is offering, opening up the opportunity for entrepreneurs to build their business on the best domain name possible.
September 10, 2012 11