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.
The startup community LOVES .io domain names.
Never heard of .io and don’t believe me? Today’s Sherpa will convince you, as well as share a method to value .io domain names for end users.
Then, he shows you how to find, contact and sell your newly acquired .io domain names without being an @$$hole.
July 11, 2016
Excuses take away your choices, they take away your control…they are holding you back.
You can be better.
Today’s the day to get off your but.
July 4, 2016
There are three ways to determine if a domain name has type-in traffic: real data, estimated data, and historical data.
In today’s tutorial — coming to you from beautiful Victoria, British Columbia — I show you exactly how to determine if a domain name has type-in traffic with the tools I trust.
June 27, 2016
Millions of credit cards numbers are stolen every month, and bots continually scour the internet looking for websites to hack. The domain name industry is not immune to thieves and hackers.
A month doesn’t go by without a domain name being identified as stolen and the registrant frantically trying to stop it from changing registrars and leaving the country.
In this interview, David Weslow describes the three steps you can take to recover your domain name before it’s too late.
He also discusses the six steps you need to take to prevent a domain name theft from occurring in the first place.
June 6, 2016
DNSeattle took place on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at GoDaddy’s headquarters in Kirkland, Washington, just North of Seattle — and raised more than $5,000 to help find a cure for cancer!
More than 90 attendees met, networked and learned about domain name liquidity during this live panel session with Jeffrey Emerick (individual investor, Brand Bucket Ambassador), Dave Evanson (Sedo) and Joe Styler (GoDaddy).
NamesCon wrote up a fantastic summary of the event, and is offering $299 NamesCon tickets ($300 off!) to DNSeattle attendees for their January 2017 event using the DNS299 coupon code. Get it now — see you there!
Also, our event photo album is live at DNSeattle.com. (Thanks Shari Bradbury!)
And, special thanks to the Zandibot, Ali Zandi, for his mad skillz adjusting the audio of today’s show.
May 16, 2016
John Colascione registered his first geographic domain name – LongIslandExchange.com – for only registration fee (about $10), and after years of hard work discovered the best way to make money in his specific geographic region.
With the success of that business model, he parlayed his readership and revenue into an ownership stake in LongIsland.com and now serves more than one million readers per month across his Long Island Media network. And in 2016, they’re on track to generate $1.5 million in revenue.
In this interview, we discuss his business model, how he structures advertising packages and his sales force, how he uses social media to his advantage, and advice he has for other geographic publishers.
May 9, 2016
The DomainSherpa audience often asks us to check in with past Sherpas to see how their business has fared since their interview. So that’s what we’re delivering today.
Luke Webster started his shaving business on a single, niche, exact-match domain name: VintageStraightRazor.com. But he executed day in and day out and reinvested profits. Today his venture, now called The Grooming Network, sells razors and blades of all types, soaps, brushes, cologne, and more.
We find out how his revenue has grown, what his vision is for the next few years, and how domain names, a “club” model and content marketing are going to play important roles in future growth.
Oh, and I ask Luke how much he paid for Beard.com and why he’s financing most of his high-value domain names. It’s a great show with a great entrepreneur.
April 25, 2016
On today’s DomainSherpa interview, we discuss content marketing with Joe Pulizzi, the person who coined the phrase and the world’s leading expert on the topic.
We also discuss why he passed up the opportunity to buy ContentMarketing.com, whether he regrets it, and what it would have taken to close a deal when it was offered to him.
It’s an interesting case study on pairing exact-match domain names with the best end user of the domain name.
April 11, 2016
Frank Schilling has been raving about it for months. Industry blogs have been discussing it for weeks.
Now’s your chance to see the Uniregistry Market for yourself and make your own decision.
Originally scheduled as an exclusive for DNAcademy PRO members, we’re sharing this tutorial given by the two people most responsible for building the new Uniregistry Market.
Learn how to setup landing pages (with or without advertising), how submitted inquiries become leads, how to use Uniregistry’s customer relationship management system (for free), and how you can take advantage of their exceptional brokerage team. We also ask how the data is treated, and whether you have to share information.
April 4, 2016
This Profitable Flip might never have happened if George Adu wasn’t always thinking one step ahead and anticipating the customer’s needs.
Because of his customer focus, Adu’s $217.50 purchase on eBay.com led to a $15,500 sale about 12 months later.
Learn how his tactics (one of which was rather risky) turned into not only a sale, but also an ongoing relationship that continued after the sale due to the trust he built with his customer.
March 28, 2016