DomainSherpa Review – August 11, 2014: Detect.com, PoolToys.com, NM.uk, Don’t Buy…

DomainSherpa Review – August 11, 2014: Detect.com, PoolToys.com, NM.uk, Don’t Buy…

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

* An investor’s portfolio is reviewed and appraised: Detect.com, JNA.com and BabyOutlet.com…
* Domain names going to auction at NameJet are valued: ETB.com, MedicalBillingServices.com and DCTowing.com, NM.uk…
* Adam Dicker is the top Sherpa on the mountain in the “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.

Welcome to the Google Domains invite-only beta!

Welcome to the Google Domains invite-only beta!

The Google Domains registrar service is in private beta, and only invitation-only users have access.

Luckily, I was invited today to preview their service. Come along for a pictorial walk-through of the new Google Domains registrar service.

DomainSherpa Discussion: Fail.WTF?; Visa Drops V.me; Google Domains Preview; DomainTools Competitor…

DomainSherpa Discussion: Fail.WTF?; Visa Drops V.me; Google Domains Preview; DomainTools Competitor…

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

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* Did the new TLDs .Fail this week? .Reise, .Limited, .Financial, .WTF, .Rocks, .Actor
* What we can learn from competing TLDs like .Photos. .Photo, .Pics and .Pictures?
* Visa checkout drops v.me for a 12 letter .com. .WTF?
* An insider look at Google’s new registrar service. Is it a GoDaddy killer?
* Amazon enters the domain space, much like Google did years ago.
* DomainIQ.com, a new competitor to DomainTools.com, launches in private beta.
* Porn.com is stolen! How can this happen in today’s day and age?
* And much more!

Profitable Flips: From $9.2K to $140K in 9 Months – Statement.com, With Braden Pollock

Profitable Flips: From $9.2K to $140K in 9 Months – Statement.com, With Braden Pollock

In the new DomainSherpa series Profitable Flips, skilled domain name investors share all the details of how they bought low and sold high turning a profit of at least five figures.

This is the story of Statement.com and how in nine months Braden Pollock turned a $9,200 purchase into a $140,000 sale.

DomainSherpa Discussion: ComeIn.Tokyo, .TK Passes 25MM, .Moe’s Pending 200MM Regs, Domain Scourge…

DomainSherpa Discussion: ComeIn.Tokyo, .TK Passes 25MM, .Moe’s Pending 200MM Regs, Domain Scourge…

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

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* What new gTLDs did the Sherpas buy in .Tokyo, .Moe, .Consulting, .Kaufen (buy in German), .Media, .Associates, .Lease and .Pictures. EAP for .Reisen (travel in German), .University, .Town, .Toys.?
* .Moe predicts 200 million registrations; Are they sMOEking something?
* Next week’s general availability preview: .WTF, .Fail, .Financial, .Limited
* ICANN is done evaluating all 1,930 new gTLD applications from the 2012 round; What have we learned? When’s the next round of apps?
* .TK passes 25 million registrations; Is this business model the future of domain name registries?
* Go Daddy bug gets audience member’s registrations voided. What are they doing about it?
* The scourge of domain name registrars taken down; Why did it take so long?
* Reader question: Unsolicited $1,500 offer worth a lot more…should he push it to GoDaddy auction and let the market decide the price?
* And more!

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DomainSherpa Review – Jul 21, 2014: ComputerSchool.com, Yim.com, GreenCleaners.com…

DomainSherpa Review – Jul 21, 2014: ComputerSchool.com, Yim.com, GreenCleaners.com…

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

* An investor’s portfolio is reviewed and appraised: Flowers.com.co, GraphicJeans.com, Hono.co.uk, LoggingService.com…
* Domain names going to auction at NameJet are valued: ComputerSchool.com, Yim.com, GreenCleaners.com, GroupShopping.com…
* Page Howe 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: The Next .Com; RightSide; Reader Questions…

DomainSherpa Discussion: The Next .Com; RightSide; Reader Questions…

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

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* Launched this week…what new gTLDs did you buy, do you like/dislike? .bar, .rest, .gripe, .exchange, .capital, .moda, .engineering
* Guerilla marketing of.XYZ. What did they do?
* The biggest registrant of .Bar domains so far is .Bar. Did they give investors/end users a chance to reg first?
* Reader question: Who’s likely to win .Web? Will .Web be the next .Com?
* Demand Media set to spinoff Rightside on August 1, but SeekingAlpha thinks it’s going to sink like the Titanic. Will it?
* Reader question: Can you use a .co.com as a state abbreviation for Colorado?
* And much more!

PetPremium.com: From Lead Gen to Issuing Insurance Policies – With Frans van Hulle

PetPremium.com: From Lead Gen to Issuing Insurance Policies – With Frans van Hulle

Within the $140+ billion insurance industry, pet insurance’s share may seem paltry at $500 million. But the riches are often in the niches. That’s what PetPremium.com is banking on.

Started as a lead-generation website for insurance companies, PetPremium.com quickly morphed into a licensed insurance agency selling policies directly to U.S. consumers and earning more per customer than a mere lead-generation website can.

In this interview, you will learn how the company launched, made the transition to issuing policies and recovered from mistakes made along the way, as well as useful information about conversion rates, the monetary value of leads in the insurance industry and more.

DomainSherpa Discussion: $1.2B Payday; .RegistryReserved; Bitcoins.com…

DomainSherpa Discussion: $1.2B Payday; .RegistryReserved; Bitcoins.com…

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

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* Castello Brothers looking for a $1.2B payday: Who isn’t. Are they crazy or are we ignorant?
* What new gTLDs did the Sherpas buy in the last week: .co.com, .gop, .blackfriday, .christmas, .services, .pub
* .co.com entered GA with “single digit thousands” of registrations. What do the Sherpas think about the long-term success of the registry as a business?
* Bitcoins.com is selling in the upcoming HA.com auction. What do the Sherpas think it will sell for? Is the plural awkward?
* Question from audience: Was Satoshi.com a good buy for $75k on Sedo or is it a long-shot?
* Question from audience: is building sites on new TLDs risky?
* And much more!

DomainSherpa Review – Jul 7, 2014: Alicia.com, LithiumIonBatteries.com, Hats.net…

DomainSherpa Review – Jul 7, 2014: Alicia.com, LithiumIonBatteries.com, Hats.net…

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

* An investor’s portfolio is reviewed and appraised: LithiumIonBatteries.com, GraniteTiles.com, EpoxyResin.com…
* Domain names going to auction at NameJet are valued: Alicia.com, PartyIdeas.com, Hats.net, FGW.com…
* Andrew Rosener 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.

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