Procter & Gamble bought Gillette in 2005 for $57 billion, who sells replacement razor blades for more than $2 each but cost only 9 cents to produce.
Enter Luke Webster, who is disrupting this high profit margin industry by promoting the art of shaving with a straight razor. He is snatching up all the straight razor domain names and building operating websites with PPC marketing campaigns.
March 11, 2013 27
The new top level domains that will launch beginning in 2013 create a unique investment opportunity. Indeed, private equity and venture capital firms are evaluating investment in new top level domains and domain name registrars.
Today’s interview is with one of the consultants helping investors outside the domain name industry understand this opportunity. Watch this interview to learn from a different perspective.
March 4, 2013 4
In 2006, Jesse Stein purchased SportsMemorabilia.com for $12,500 when it wasn’t much more than a domain name.
Fast forward several years, and the company now leads the market in high-end autographed sports merchandise and memorabilia, making $19.5 million in revenue in 2012. We start at the beginning to learn about SportsMemorabilia.com’s journey and how they plan to be a $100+ million company.
February 25, 2013 14
Even though some people see domaining as a highly speculative business, I hope we can agree that if you play it the right way, it’s not speculative at all.
So how can we apply the investments principles of Warren Buffet (the greatest investor of all times) to domain names?
February 20, 2013 14
Carlos Aguilar asked a question recently on an interview with NameJet’s general manager, Matt Overman.
He asked: “[C]an you explain on a video on how you setup [email notifications of NameJet saved searches]?”
Here’s a screenshot walk-through of how to setup email notifications for NameJet saved searches, which should be faster than a video.
February 19, 2013 1
If you want to buy keyword-rich domain names with the objective of ranking the domain name at the top of the results for a search, you’ll first want to determine if there is enough search volume and interest to justify purchasing the domain name.
In this how-to video, you’ll learn exactly how to use the Google Adwords Keyword Tool to determine search volume and advertising interest before you make a domain name purchase.
February 18, 2013 5
If the thought of picking up the telephone and making cold calls to potential buyers fills you with dread, join the club. Most people feel that way.
But in today’s master-class interview, we learn the ins and outs of outbound sales from a successful domain name broker. Withholding no secrets to his success, Joe Uddeme openly shares the strategies and tactics that have led him to more than 100 closed transactions and $7.5 million in sales volume in 2012.
February 11, 2013 19
Large corporations have deep pockets and large intellectual property staffs with which to protect their interests, including trademarks. The result of such financial power can often be lobbyist-influenced legislation that does not favor domain name investing.
What you probably didn’t realize is that the Internet Commerce Association is a domain name trade association that since 2006 has been representing the financial interests of domain name entrepreneurs.
February 4, 2013 0
Anyone who buys expiring domain names knows that there are three major auction sites on the Internet. But of the three, NameJet.com is the one that seems to get fantastic domain names on the most regular basis.
In this interview, NameJet General Manager Matt Overman walks us through how private auctions work and describes how you can take advantage of them too.
January 28, 2013 12
For the past decade on DNJournal.com, Ron Jackson has tracked, analyzed and presented the most comprehensive and accurate collection of domain name sales data.
In this interview, Jackson both reviews trends of the past decade and looks ahead to the events of 2013 (e.g., the release of new gTLDs) that will affect future trends.
January 21, 2013 8