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.

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$58,000 Profit Flipping 8 Domains in Under 60 Days – With Ali Zandi

$58,000 Profit Flipping 8 Domains in Under 60 Days – With Ali Zandi

On this Profitable Flips show, we talk to past Sherpa Ali Zandi, who only entered the industry in mid-2014 and continues to make big sales.

In the two weeks leading up to this show, Zandi sold 8 domains within 60 days of acquiring them — grossing more than $165,000, with a profit of more than $58,000.

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How a $30,000 Domain Helped Voices.com Grow to $15 Million in Revenue – With David Ciccerelli

How a $30,000 Domain Helped Voices.com Grow to $15 Million in Revenue – With David Ciccerelli

If you’re a startup entrepreneur wondering how a category-defining domain name can help your business grow, you need to watch this show with David Ciccerelli, co-founder and CEO of Voices.com.

In this show, Ciccerelli relates how he purchased Voices.com for only $5,000 cash up-front (using a credit card advance), and how the domain was instrumental in building the $15 million business that exists today – so you can see that even without extensive resources, a deal is possible for a great brand and domain name.

He also discusses one of the most important benefits of an exact-match domain – instant credibility with customers and media companies – as well as provides some fantastic candid business advice.

It’s a must-watch show for entrepreneurs.

DNSeattle: The Investment Opportunity in New gTLDs

DNSeattle: The Investment Opportunity in New gTLDs

DNSeattle.com, a networking and educational event that takes place in Seattle annually, answered this question on May 28, 2015:

What is the investment market for new gTLDs, and how can individual or institutional investors take advantage of it?

The Sherpa panel included: Dan Schindler, Rob Monster and Jebidiah Burnett.

Domain Name Escrow with Escrow.com

Domain Name Escrow with Escrow.com

This tutorial takes you step-by-step through the Escrow.com domain name escrow service. You will walk away with an understanding of how the service works and every aspect of the transaction it monitors.

Also covered are the five areas of an escrow that you need to understand to avoid making a costly mistake

Profitable Flips: From $2,444 to $15,900 in < 6 Months – BuyShares.com, With Kevin Macpherson

Profitable Flips: From $2,444 to $15,900 in < 6 Months – BuyShares.com, With Kevin Macpherson

In the DomainSherpa series Profitable Flips, skilled domain name investors share all the details of how they bought low and sold high turning a profit of at least five figures.

This is the story of BuyShares.com and how Kevin Macpherson sold the domain name for $15,900 and turned a $2,444 purchase into a $13,456 profit in less than six months.

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Lower Your Risk of UDRP Action in Generic Domain Name Investments

Lower Your Risk of UDRP Action in Generic Domain Name Investments

The greatest risk to owning a high-value generic domain name is having it taken away from you during a UDRP action.

If you’re spending $10,000, $50,000 or $100,000 or more on a premium generic domain name and you want to lower your risk of UDRP, URS or lawsuit, then pay attention to these four attorneys and the tactics they suggest.

Learn from:
• David Weslow of Wiley Rein
• Stevan Lieberman of Greenberg & Lieberman
• Zak Muscovitch of The Muscovitch Law Firm
• Jason Schaeffer of ESQwire.com

How Frank Schilling Values Domain Names with AMR and ADT

How Frank Schilling Values Domain Names with AMR and ADT

Do you wonder how Frank Schilling prices domain names? What criteria he uses to value domains? And how much art versus science is involved?

In this excerpt from a DomainSherpa Review, Frank Schilling discusses AMR (average monthly revenue) and ADT (average daily traffic), and why these two metrics make up only 20 percent of his domain name valuation methodology.

Everything You Need to Know About Domain Name Leasing (Including Example Agreement) – With Zak Muscovitch

Everything You Need to Know About Domain Name Leasing (Including Example Agreement) – With Zak Muscovitch

While domain name leasing is not as popular as a straight domain name sale, it’s happening more frequently every day.

In this interview, you’ll learn why a lease may help you sell a domain name, what provisions should be included in a domain name lease, and how to protect yourself (from both the lessee and lessor perspectives).

An example domain name lease, with legal considerations – compliments of Zak Muscovitch – is included as an educational reference.

Where to Buy the Hottest .IO Domain Names That Startups Want – With Mike Carson

Where to Buy the Hottest .IO Domain Names That Startups Want – With Mike Carson

I stumbled across Park.io, a drop-catching service for .io domain names, and purchased PHP.io for $1,655, thinking that it would be a great domain to sell on the technology- and entrepreneurial-focused marketplace Flippa.com.

Within 30 days of my original purchase, the domain name sold for $6,000. I invited Park.io founder Mike Carson on the show to help let you in on my secret, even though I’d rather keep this terrific resource all to myself.

How to Sell Domain Names Like a Super Seller on Flippa – With Ali Zandi

How to Sell Domain Names Like a Super Seller on Flippa – With Ali Zandi

Ali Zandi entered the domain name industry as an investor in mid-2014. He started by purchasing 10 domain names and sold every single one within 30 days on Flippa.

He did such a good job, he moved from selling about $2,000 to $12,000 in a period of three months, was upgraded from “New” to “Super Seller” on Flippa, and was offered a newly created senior broker position at Flippa. (His sales are now $402,000 in the first 7 months.)

In this interview, Ali Zandi talks about who buys what types of domain names on Flippa, and walks us through his exact process for listing domain names for sale on Flippa.

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