How Michael Krell Turned a $1K Investment into a $100K Revenue Stream

How Michael Krell Turned a $1K Investment into a $100K Revenue Stream

Buy a domain name for up to $300 and sell it on average for $3,000.

Seems like a straightforward and highly desirable business model, but how do you actually find good names and then put them in front of buyers?

Michael Krell’s story of turning a $1,000 investment into a $100,000 revenue stream is one that many of us aspire to. He lays out his approach in detail in this show.

HugeDomains Wins $25K Settlement; Chinese Own 80% of NN.com; Ammar Kubba’s Dating Requirements…

HugeDomains Wins $25K Settlement; Chinese Own 80% of NN.com; Ammar Kubba’s Dating Requirements…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• HugeDomains loses a UDRP, fights back and gets a big settlement – how much?
• Chinese investors have snatched up 80% of two number .COMs – what’s next?
• What’s next for Ammar Kubba after selling AfterMarket and Agreed technologies?
• Toby Clements is still M.I.A., but his brother is bringing back DDN?
• Has Safeway given up on dot-brands, and will other corporations follow suit?
• Does anyone care about what TLDs are launching this week?
• Questions from the audience about moving new gTLDs, ___ForSale domains, valuing LLLL.NETs/.ORGs, the value of the .COM for a new gTLD?
• Frank T. Schilling registers 12,000 domains in his personal name?
• And much more!

One-word Domain Names Mean Big Gains from the Get-go – With Richard Kershaw

One-word Domain Names Mean Big Gains from the Get-go – With Richard Kershaw

Owning the short, single-word, aspirational domain name Wish.co.uk allowed Richard Kernshaw and his business partner to “punch above their weight” – making connections, doing deals and selling more than $1 million in day experiences with a small team.

Recently, Kershaw acquired another domain name that will allow him to make big gains right from the get-go: Digital.com, which he purchased for $373,500 in public auction.

We catch up with this past Sherpa to find how his Wish.co.uk business has fared since his last interview in 2012, and to learn what he has planned for his new digital asset.

Is Mike Mann a Robot?; Millions Spent on TLD Auctions by Amazon; .COM’s Dominance…

Is Mike Mann a Robot?; Millions Spent on TLD Auctions by Amazon; .COM’s Dominance…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Is Mike Mann a cybersquatter, a robot, neither, one or both?
• Millions are being spent on new TLD auctions, which ones are worth it?
• CentralNic, the registry operator, invests in another TLD, is it a good buy?
• Will Amazon.com be the marketing savior for all TLDs by winning .Buy?
• Igloo.com buys AfterMarket.com from Thought Convergence, or do they?
• Why .Com might still be a better investment, what does the real data show?
• What new TLDs are launching this week that the Sherpas like.
• And much more!

What Makes a Great Brandable Domain Name – With Margot Bushnaq

What Makes a Great Brandable Domain Name – With Margot Bushnaq

What is a brandable domain name and why is the average selling price between $2,000 and $4,000 on BrandBucket.com?

Founder Margot Bushnaq shares her knowledge about what makes a great brandable domain name and how – if you’re a domain name investor – you can list them for sale on BrandBucket.com.

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16 New TLDs, Which Don’t Suck; SEM & SEO Results for New TLDs; .Whatever or Dash?…

16 New TLDs, Which Don’t Suck; SEM & SEO Results for New TLDs; .Whatever or Dash?…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Will Rick Schwartz be roasted at the upcoming TRAFFIC conference?
• Results of two new gTLD search engine studies (SEO & SEM) – the results are in!
• What’s more valuable: word.newTLD or word-newTLD.com?
• Does anyone care about any of the 16 new TLDs coming out this week?
• Why at least one Sherpa thinks the new TLDs are suffocating their own business models
• Flippa sells 333 domains sold for $8880 ($26.6 per domain) – smart sale or buy?
• Moniker is grabbing high-value domains at expiration
• And much more!

DomainSherpa Review – September 15, 2014: Cords.com, CountryVideos.com, Stethoscopes.com…

DomainSherpa Review – September 15, 2014: Cords.com, CountryVideos.com, Stethoscopes.com…

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?

In this show:
• An investor’s portfolio is appraised: CountryVideos.com, DisplayRentals.com, GreatAutoInsurance.com…
• Get your bids in soon for Cords.com, Drafting.com, Gems.info, Stethoscopes.com……
• Page Howe is the top Sherpa on the mountain in the “Name That Price” game
• Plus, much more!

DomainSherpa Discussion: i+Domain Death Knell?; 0 & o Domains; .London Confusion…

DomainSherpa Discussion: i+Domain Death Knell?; 0 & o Domains; .London Confusion…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Happy birthday, Adam Dicker!
• Is Apple calling it quits on i+domains and what does it mean for investors?
• Reader question: 0 and o domain typos – is there value?
• Carlos Rojas from Registration.UNO spams and gets shut down by registry.
• Reader question: Worth responding to a $30 offer or just drop the domain?
• What happened on .London pre-registrations that weren’t labeled premium?
• Reader question: Successive letters or drop one of the letters?
• And much more!

New Domain Marketplace with an Instant Community of 13 Million – With Matt Barrie and Jimmy Young

New Domain Marketplace with an Instant Community of 13 Million – With Matt Barrie and Jimmy Young

Last week Freelancer.com launched Freemarket.com, a domain name and website marketplace spun off from their $3.2 million acquisition of WarriorForum.com.

While some may think Freemarket.com is “just another” marketplace, what it offers is the community of 13 million potential buyers and sellers across all Freelancer.com properties.

I invited CEO Matt Barrie and Product Manager Jimmy Young here to share some information about the newly launched Freemarket.com marketplace and how investors can be make use of parent-website Freelancer.com to develop their prized domain name assets.

DomainSherpa Discussion: .Org in Decline?; What’s Page Howe Buying?; BitKoin.com…

DomainSherpa Discussion: .Org in Decline?; What’s Page Howe Buying?; BitKoin.com…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Is .Org in decline?
• Does .Org have a ceiling?
• New TLDs in general availability this week include .Audio, .Gratis, .HipHop, .Claims, .Credit, .CreditCard, .Juegos, .Koeln and .Cologne. – Which TLD is best for speculation?
• Pre-registering domain names when pre-registration fails at one registrar?
• How does Pinterest win a UDRP of PinSex.com with no trademark and a later registration date?
• Francois Carrillo of Domaining.com launches BitKoin.com for crypto currency blogs — do the Sherpas like the brand?
• And much more!

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