Domain Name Interviews

If you have domain names or a whole domain name portfolio that you want to sell, this is the category to visit and learn from. Topics include domain name marketplaces, email outreach, landing pages, and much more.

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Using Your Personal Network to Sell ccTLD Domains – With Rob Kaay

Using Your Personal Network to Sell ccTLD Domains – With Rob Kaay

If you don’t build a personal network, you limit your ability to sell domain names.

Today’s Sherpa describes how his personal network was critical to his professional success selling .com.au domain names. Without a network, he wouldn’t have been able to acquire customers or close deals.

All investors focused on ccTLDs should watch this show.

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How to Sell Ice to Eskimos, DNSeattle Keynote – With Andrew Rosener

How to Sell Ice to Eskimos, DNSeattle Keynote – With Andrew Rosener

DNSeattle took place on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, Washington — and raised more than $6,000 to help find a cure for cancer!

More than 100 attendees met, networked and learned about domain name sales during this live fireside chat session with Andrew Rosener of Media Options and Michael Cyger.

Blockbuster $2 Million Freedom.com Sale, All the Details – With Ali Zandi

Blockbuster $2 Million Freedom.com Sale, All the Details – With Ali Zandi

Ali Zandi closed the second highest domain name sale of 2017 to date.

If you want to know what goes into a $2 million blockbuster sale and hear all the details directly from the domain name broker that made it happen – this is the show you need to watch.

How to Value and Sell a Domain Name Ha.ck – With Max Guerin

How to Value and Sell a Domain Name Ha.ck – With Max Guerin

Domain name hacks are words and phrases that span the dot and make use of the top-level domain extension as part of the word. Startu.ps, ta.gs and k.im are a few examples.

But can you make any money investing in domain name hacks?

Today’s guest can, and in this interview he shares his investment strategy, valuation technique and go-to market tactics for generating $100,000 in sales per year.

Sherpa Update: $200K+ in Sales 2 Years Later, 17% Sell-through Rate – With Christian Calvin

Sherpa Update: $200K+ in Sales 2 Years Later, 17% Sell-through Rate – With Christian Calvin

Last year we interviewed Christian Calvin about two profitable flips ($81 to $12,500 and $99 to $9,000, both within just months of acquisition).

Today we learn how Calvin has sold more than 200 domain names (a 17 percent portfolio sell-through rate), garnered more than $200,000 in revenue, and profited by more than $60,000.

You’ll also hear how he selects his brandable domain names, what his process is for managing domain names, how he optimizes his sales process, how he’s trying to liquidate 30 to 50 domains per month at NameJet to right-size his portfolio, and why he turned down a six-figure offer to sell his entire portfolio.


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The Inside Story: Buying and Selling Ocean.com – With Richard Lau

The Inside Story: Buying and Selling Ocean.com – With Richard Lau

It’s rumored but not confirmed that today’s Sherpa sold a five letter, dictionary word domain name that has hundreds of thousands of exact match searches per month, and thousands of companies use this word in their name…but nobody’s been able to confirm the sale or the price.

The domain? Ocean.com.

$40K Annual Profit from Part-time Brandable Domain Name Investing – With Doron Vermaat

$40K Annual Profit from Part-time Brandable Domain Name Investing – With Doron Vermaat

How does Doron Vermaat earn $40,000 profit per year while only investing 10 to 15 hours per week? Find out in this interview.

Vermaat shares:
* How he learned to value brandable domain names
* What he does as soon as he purchases a new domain name
* How (and how fast) he responds to inquiries from potential buyers
* Why he ends each email with a question
* How he softly pushes just a little further to increase the sales price

How a 26-Year-Old Sold $5.1 Million in Domains in His First 12 Months as a Broker

How a 26-Year-Old Sold $5.1 Million in Domains in His First 12 Months as a Broker

How exactly did a 26-year-old sell 5 million dollars worth of domain names in 12 months?

James Booth joins DomainSherpa to share how he got started, built a name, a reputation and some serious credentials in the domain name industry.

The Rise of .io: How to Value and Sell for Profit – With Mike Carson

The Rise of .io: How to Value and Sell for Profit – With Mike Carson

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.

Domain Name Liquidity: What is It, Where Was It, Where Will It Be?

Domain Name Liquidity: What is It, Where Was It, Where Will It Be?

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.

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