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.
There are a few companies in the domain name industry that provide financial services.
One of them, Domain Capital, provides financing so you can buy premium domain names with only a fraction of the capital required to make the purchase – as long as you can service the loan.
Domain Capital can also provide cash based on the value of your portfolio to grow your business.
Listen in to learn how these “hard money” types of loans are structured, including over what period and at what annual percentage rate; how a borrower’s credit worthiness factors in; what happens if you default; and what types of domain names can be financed.
January 9, 2017
Last year we interviewed Christian Calvin about two profitable flips ($81 to $12,500 and $99 to $9,000, both within just months of acquisition).
Today we learn how Calvin has sold more than 200 domain names (a 17 percent portfolio sell-through rate), garnered more than $200,000 in revenue, and profited by more than $60,000.
You’ll also hear how he selects his brandable domain names, what his process is for managing domain names, how he optimizes his sales process, how he’s trying to liquidate 30 to 50 domains per month at NameJet to right-size his portfolio, and why he turned down a six-figure offer to sell his entire portfolio.
December 26, 2016
If you’re tired of your registrar nickel-and-diming you for features or being slow as molasses to add improvement or fix bugs, you can do something about it: build your own registrar.
Today’s guest did exactly that, from the ground up.
You’ll hear what is required to build a registrar, how he chose his technology stack, how long the process takes, and what decisions are required for branding and marketing. You’ll also learn about his unique business model for generating revenue.
December 5, 2016
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.
November 21, 2016
Are the emails you send to potential buyers even being opened?
And if your emails are being read, when and how often should you follow up to increase your chances of closing a sale? >> I tell you in this tutorial. <<
November 7, 2016
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.
October 17, 2016
How does Doron Vermaat earn $40,000 profit per year while only investing 10 to 15 hours per week? Find out in this interview.
* How he learned to value brandable domain names
* What he does as soon as he purchases a new domain name
* How (and how fast) he responds to inquiries from potential buyers
* Why he ends each email with a question
* How he softly pushes just a little further to increase the sales price
October 3, 2016
Russ Artzt shares his insights on founding software company CA Technologies, building it to $4.5B, launching new products and services over the past 40 years, and how naming and branding took place in this Global 1000 company.
If that isn’t enough, Russ also gives us an overview of a new software company he’s developing that helps companies measure, analyze and improve their digital assets, including domain names, websites and third-party accounts.
September 19, 2016
This week includes a double dose of DomainSherpa!
In this excerpt of DNAcademy office hours, Michael Cyger walks students through two questions:
1. Does domain name parking still work today?
2. What types of domain names produce revenue with domain name parking?
September 8, 2016
Sales happen when you work backwards from YES.
Look for where the sales are, and turn yourself into a reverse engineer.
September 5, 2016