Domain Name Interviews

DomainSherpa interviews successful domain name investors and entrepreneurs – people we call Sherpas – who share their strategies and tactics to help you be more successful. Hosted by Michael Cyger.

Latest Interview

[Tutorial] Find and Contact the Right Decision Maker for Domain Name Sales – With David Kelly

[Tutorial] Find and Contact the Right Decision Maker for Domain Name Sales – With David Kelly

This tutorial walks you through a six-step domain name sales process to find, organize and contact the right decision maker at prospective companies.

Does it work?

Interviewee David Kelly used it on AccessiblityTesting.com and in less than a year had this $69 purchased domain name sold for $3,500.

More Interviews

3 Things You Need to Prepare for NamesCon; Exclusive Discount; PLUS, Jothan Gets ‘Snarky’

3 Things You Need to Prepare for NamesCon; Exclusive Discount; PLUS, Jothan Gets ‘Snarky’

My favorite way to meet people is in person, and next week I’ll be in Las Vegas for the third annual NamesCon domain name conference, which promises to be a blockbuster event.

I’m making a list of what I need to do to prepare for next week, so I thought it was a good time to chat with the founders of NamesCon about what’s going to happen, what we need to be ready for, and how we can make the most of the event.

Get a notepad ready, prepare properly, and see you next week!

(Haven’t bought your ticket yet? See below for a DomainSherpa exclusive discount opportunity!)

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!

How a Premium Domain Name Can Boost an Already Successful Startup – With Jamie Siminoff

How a Premium Domain Name Can Boost an Already Successful Startup – With Jamie Siminoff

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.

Uniregistry.com
Ahoy, Matey! PirateShip.com Flipped in 21 days for $18,500 Profit – With Daniel Levi

Ahoy, Matey! PirateShip.com Flipped in 21 days for $18,500 Profit – With Daniel Levi

In any investment, profit is made on the buy. Meaning, if you can buy an asset low enough you’ll always make a profit.

Profits can be oversized when luck enters the picture, as was the case when Daniel Levi purchased PirateShip.com before selling it only 21 days later to a company specializing in software for batch shipping.

[Tutorial] Know Before You Buy: Domain Name Due Diligence – With Bill Hartzer

[Tutorial] Know Before You Buy: Domain Name Due Diligence – With Bill Hartzer

When you buy a used car in the United States, you can purchase a CARFAX report to avoid spending tens of thousands of dollars on a car with costly hidden problems like undisclosed accidents.

You can do something similar for domain names too.

The creator of the Verified.domains background check service will walk you through how to do the analysis yourself, on any domain name you’re thinking of buying.

Don’t Overpay for a Domain Name, Think Creatively! – With Zalmi Duchman

Don’t Overpay for a Domain Name, Think Creatively! – With Zalmi Duchman

Zalmi Duchman started his fresh, healthy meal delivery service in 2005 and after nine years sold it for $24 million and, in the process, he learned a valuable lesson about thinking creatively.

In this interview, Duchman shares how creative financing could have saved him about $50,000 – and what you can do to avoid overpaying for a domain name – as well as some of the tactics he used to achieve a phenomenal growth trajectory.

The Riches Are in the (.Tickets) Niches – With Steve Machin and Gary Fisher

The Riches Are in the (.Tickets) Niches – With Steve Machin and Gary Fisher

Why sell millions of second-level domains when a mere 10,000 registrations can generate about $5 million in revenue?

That’s the tack B2B registry operator .Tickets took.

They know that businesses won’t think twice about paying $500 per domain if their main business is selling tickets to consumers. (Think massive industries like entertainment, transportation and sports.)

If you’re an entrepreneur contemplating launching a top-level domain in the next ICANN round, this episode is a must-watch. But be warned: to launch a new top-level domain, entrepreneurs must have a “high threshold for unpredictability.”

$21K Profit Flipping 2 Domains in Less Than 4 Months – With Christian Calvin

$21K Profit Flipping 2 Domains in Less Than 4 Months – With Christian Calvin

On this Profitable Flips show, we talk to Christian Calvin, who entered the industry in late-2013 and dismissed the advice of an experienced and proven domain name investor.

The result?

From $80.55 to $12,500 in four months with RaiseTheMoney.com, and from $98.55 to $9,000 in less than one month with SuiteSeats.com – buying and selling brandable domain names. He continues to focus on brandables, and is targeting a mid- to high-five figure profit margin in 2015 for his business, PlentyOfBrands.com.

Domaining magazine site recommended by Domaining.com
Copyright © 2010-2016 DomainSherpa. All rights reserved. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited.
About  |  Affiliate Links  |  Disclaimer  |  Disclosures  |  Privacy  |  Terms  |  Contact Us
Want All The Secrets?

Subscribe to our newsletter and we'll share all the secrets of the industry experts. It's free; unsubscribe anytime.

PLUS, get your copy of the free ebook entitled "Turning a $12,750 Profit on One Domain Name in 6 Months."

Subscribe!