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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Build Your Own Registrar, Ray King Tells You How

Build Your Own Registrar, Ray King Tells You How

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.

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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.

How to Track Email Opens and Automate Follow-ups to Increase Domain Sales

How to Track Email Opens and Automate Follow-ups to Increase Domain Sales

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. <<

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.

$40K Annual Profit from Part-time Brandable Domain Name Investing – With Doron Vermaat

$40K Annual Profit from Part-time Brandable Domain Name Investing – With Doron Vermaat

How does Doron Vermaat earn $40,000 profit per year while only investing 10 to 15 hours per week? Find out in this interview.

Vermaat shares:
* 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

How Russ Artzt Built a $4.5B Software Company and Why He’s Tackling Domains Next

How Russ Artzt Built a $4.5B Software Company and Why He’s Tackling Domains Next

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.

Does Domain Name Parking Still Work Today?

Does Domain Name Parking Still Work Today?

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?

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.

(Almost) Free Email Hosting for Your Own Domain Name

(Almost) Free Email Hosting for Your Own Domain Name

Google Apps for Business costs $60 per year for email hosting. I found an email hosting option for your domain name that only costs $0.06 per year.

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you exactly how to set it up and use it.

How a 26-Year-Old Sold $5.1 Million in Domains in His First 12 Months as a Broker

How a 26-Year-Old Sold $5.1 Million in Domains in His First 12 Months as a Broker

How exactly did a 26-year-old sell 5 million dollars worth of domain names in 12 months?

James Booth joins DomainSherpa to share how he got started, built a name, a reputation and some serious credentials in the domain name industry.

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