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.

Latest Interview

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.

More Interviews

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.

[Tutorial] The New Uniregistry Market: What’s So Special? With John Smrekar and Darren Cornwell

[Tutorial] The New Uniregistry Market: What’s So Special? With John Smrekar and Darren Cornwell

Frank Schilling has been raving about it for months. Industry blogs have been discussing it for weeks.

Now’s your chance to see the Uniregistry Market for yourself and make your own decision.

Originally scheduled as an exclusive for DNAcademy PRO members, we’re sharing this tutorial given by the two people most responsible for building the new Uniregistry Market.

Learn how to setup landing pages (with or without advertising), how submitted inquiries become leads, how to use Uniregistry’s customer relationship management system (for free), and how you can take advantage of their exceptional brokerage team. We also ask how the data is treated, and whether you have to share information.

[Tutorial] Find and Contact the Right Decision Maker for Domain Name Sales – With David Kelly

[Tutorial] Find and Contact the Right Decision Maker for Domain Name Sales – With David Kelly

This tutorial walks you through a six-step domain name sales process to find, organize and contact the right decision maker at prospective companies.

Does it work?

Interviewee David Kelly used it on AccessiblityTesting.com and in less than a year had this $69 purchased domain name sold for $3,500.

Hardcore Hustling Tactics to Buy and Sell LLLL .com Domains – With Jeffrey Emerick

Hardcore Hustling Tactics to Buy and Sell LLLL .com Domains – With Jeffrey Emerick

Think you can only make money in domain name investing if you got into the industry 5, 10 or 20 years ago? Think again.

Today’s guest entered the industry about a year ago and earned enough profit in that time for a down payment on his lakefront home (where he spoke with me for this interview). And he still owns 189 LLLL .com domain names.

But this is no “get-rich-quick scheme.” To the contrary, his first flip was $15 to $45. He then repeated that process more than 100 times as the market increased.

Ahoy, Matey! PirateShip.com Flipped in 21 days for $18,500 Profit – With Daniel Levi

Ahoy, Matey! PirateShip.com Flipped in 21 days for $18,500 Profit – With Daniel Levi

In any investment, profit is made on the buy. Meaning, if you can buy an asset low enough you’ll always make a profit.

Profits can be oversized when luck enters the picture, as was the case when Daniel Levi purchased PirateShip.com before selling it only 21 days later to a company specializing in software for batch shipping.

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