DNTaxGuide: Domain Name Tax Guide for Investors

DNTaxGuide: Domain Name Tax Guide for Investors

April 15 is tax day in the United States and we’re here to help.

DomainSherpa has just published DNTaxGuide, a domain name tax guide that is written by a Certified Public Accountant and reviewed by a a former IRS Agent.

It covers all the essentials you need to know about as an investor, including income streams, legal entities to protect your personal assets, how to classify income, how to treat charitable donations and much more.

DomainSherpa Discussion: U.S. Relinquishing ICANN Control; Verisign Stock; Go Daddy IPO…

DomainSherpa Discussion: U.S. Relinquishing ICANN Control; Verisign Stock; Go Daddy IPO…

This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* U.S. Department of Commerce relinquishing control over ICANN in September 2015, Good for investors and the Internet?
* Verisign stock drops 10% on ICANN news, Why?
* Go Daddy talks to bankers about potential IPO, Will you invest?
* In the wake of the Donuts.co and eco.TLD “claw back”, what are the rights and responsibilities of registries?
* Mike Berkens’ MostWantedDomains.com sells Teabox.com for $30K, Startup seeks $1MM in seed funding on TechCrunch.com, Productive to look back at sales?
* And more!

DomainSherpa Review – Mar 17, 2014

DomainSherpa Review – Mar 17, 2014

Get into the minds of the Sherpas with the DomainSherpa Review!

* Vin Jacques’ strategy and portfolio are reviewed and appraised
* 18 domain names going to auction at NameJet are valued
* Adam Dicker takes the crown in this week’s “Name That Price” game

For each domain name portfolio, the Sherpas answer:
* Which domains are valuable, and in what way?
* What is the market value (both wholesale and retail) of the best domain names?
* Which domains are worthless and should be dropped?
* Which domain names may invite legal issues, such as a UDRP case or cybersquatting lawsuit?
* Which domains do our Sherpas want to make an offer on?

We’re joined by three Domain Sherpas: Adam Dicker, Andrew Rosener and Page Howe.

DomainSherpa Discussion – Mar 12, 2014

DomainSherpa Discussion – Mar 12, 2014

This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* Question from the audience: is a firstname.newTLD worth registering?
* Question from the audience: should I have business insurance for accidental domain name registration of a trademark?
* Google.com gives away 5,000 domain names if you build a website
* Donuts.co takes-back properly registered domain names because they were on a reserved list but accidentally were sold — this happened to TWO Sherpas on today’s panel
* Is the TMCH system being “gamed” by people to register generic domain names in new TLDs
* A new database of domain name historical sales is available
* How Page Howe made his domain name go from zero to $11,000 on Estibot.com
* And more!

How to Sell a Domain Name Redux – With Adam Dicker

How to Sell a Domain Name Redux – With Adam Dicker

Everyone loves to hear about people selling a domain name for hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. But a sales price of that magnitude is the exception, not the rule.

In 2013, Sedo transacted more than 37,000 domain name sales on their marketplace. The average price was almost $1,900, with a median price of about $600. The fact is, most domain names sell in the range of $100 to $10,000.

To discuss his personal portfolio statistics, I invited back to the show past Domain Sherpa Adam Dicker, who shares his strategy and roll-up-your-sleeves tactics to sell three- and four-figure domain names.

Escrow.com for Domain Names
DomainSherpa Discussion – Mar 6, 2014

DomainSherpa Discussion – Mar 6, 2014

This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* We’re separating the DomainSherpa Review and Discussion Discussion shows
* Whisky.com sells for $3.1 million, TorontoDomainer.com earns a $310,00 commission
* SnapNames.com sold by KeyDrive to Web.com: what’s staying the same, what’s changing
* New TLD numbers: do they really matter?
* Uniregistry.com reverses their policy on reserving domain names; is Frank Schilling waffling?
* Mike Berkens shares audience responses from a recent conference: what does .com stand for and why that matters
* And more!

Using Estibot to Proactively Find and Contact Buyers for Your Domain Name

Using Estibot to Proactively Find and Contact Buyers for Your Domain Name

If you own a domain name, getting the highest offer possible generally requires waiting for a potential end user of that domain name to contact you. In some cases, you may be waiting years, or you may never hear from the perfect end user.

The alternative to waiting is to proactively reach out to potential buyers who may be interested in purchasing the domain name. While it may not maximize your sales price, it could produce a sale and cash flow for your business or investment.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Estibot Domain Lead Generator & End-User Finder Tools to find and contact potential end users. Also included in this tutorial are the real results from trying to sell four domain names to potential buyers using the Estibot tools.

DomainSherpa Review – Feb 27, 2014

DomainSherpa Review – Feb 27, 2014

In this show:
* 67 bitcoin and current-related domain names
* 8 bitcoin and crypto currency domains in the pre-release at NameJet are reviewed
* One Sherpa domainates the “Name That Price” game

For multiple domain name lists and portfolios, the Sherpas answer:
* Which domains are valuable, and in what way?
* What is the market value (both wholesale and retail) of the best domain names?
* Which domains are worthless and should be dropped?
* Which domain names may invite legal issues, such as a UDRP case or cybersquatting lawsuit?
* Which domains do our Sherpas want to make an offer on?

A fantastic discussion in the After Show about:
* Questions from the audience about bitcoin domain values
* What the Sherpas are registering in the new TLDs
* Why Uniregistry had few sales in the first day of .sexy and .tattoo availability
* How the market is shaping-up for selling new TLDs
* Why Page Howe thinks .LA is just as strong as .NYC
* Rick Schwartz’s recent purchase in another buyer’s failed auction purchase
* And much more!

We’re joined by four Domain Sherpas: Adam Dicker, Michael Berkens, Page Howe and Rick Schwartz.

Do Not Register Trademark-infringing Domain Names – With David Weslow

Do Not Register Trademark-infringing Domain Names – With David Weslow

How risky could registering a $10 domain name be?

Every day new domain name investors and speculators overlook the financial risk associated with registering a domain name that infringes on an existing trademark – a mistake that could cost them more than $100,000. And it’s happening at an increasing rate with the new top-level domains available for registration.

If you’re a domain name broker or an experienced investor that regularly receives emails from new investors asking for help or valuation – and the portfolio is full of trademark-infringing domain names – this is the video to refer them to.

If you’re a new domain name investor or speculator, learn how to avoid the mistake that has the potential to financially bankrupt you.

Strategy, Marketing and Leadership Lessons for New gTLD Registries and Investors

Strategy, Marketing and Leadership Lessons for New gTLD Registries and Investors

Many believe the .CO registry is the “poster child” for how a new top-level domain answers all the above questions and is succeeding in the minds of individuals, businesses and entrepreneurs. That makes the top-level domain a better investment than many, if not most, other top-level domains other than .com.

With new gTLDs going live every week for the upcoming couple of years, this interview contains critical information that both new registry operators and investors alike should familiarize themselves with.

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