Career-related domains from 55 investors are discussed and valued, domains in the pre-release at NameJet are reviewed, and we crown a new “Registered or Available” king. Plus, a fantastic discussion in the After Show.
This is the show where we get into the minds of successful domain name investors – people we call Sherpas – and talk about the value of specific domain names. By listening to the Sherpas, we expand our thought process so we can become more successful investors ourselves.
We’re joined by four Domain Sherpas: Adam Dicker, Andrew Rosener, Page Howe and Rick Schwartz.
November 21, 2013
In real estate, the stock market or domain name investing, it’s an oft-stated business rule that you make your money on the buy, not the sell.
But how do you make sure you’re value investing like Warren Buffett in the domain name industry? What do top domain name brokers look for when buying domain names for their own personal investment portfolio?
Today’s interview answers those questions and more. Warning: this is a long show, but it’s well worth your time as there are nuggets of gold around finding generic premium domains, contacting hard-to-locate registrants, making offers and a new reverse auction sales platform that’s offering some great buying opportunities. Real buy and sell information, including pricing, is discussed.
September 23, 2013
Worldwide, there are about 150 million new businesses being started up each year.
With some startups being funded to grow as quickly as possible, many are interested in purchasing killer domain names so they can create a memorable brand. Noted venture capitalist Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures suggests to start-ups he invests in that they allocate $50,000 to buy a good domain name.
Is spending tens of thousands of dollars a smart investment for startups? That’s the question we’re going to answer on today’s show.
May 20, 2013
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
WebFest Global, the newly rebranded DomainFest, is coming to Santa Monica, California, in February 2013. It will have educational presentations ranging from SEO and mobile websites to affiliate marketing and new gTLDs.
In the domaining world, as for most industries, professional networks matter. So making contacts and building relationships at educational events is just as important as the technical learning. That is why WebFest will be hosting three parties: at a local promenade, under the wing of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, and at the Magic Castle nightclub. Three parties you do not want to miss.
January 14, 2013
We all know that Andrew Rosener, a former fishmonger, is one of the leading domain name brokers in the industry. But did you also know he is a developer?
Learn how Andrew acquired the domain name Spearfishing.com, how much he paid, how he built the website, how he is marketing and promoting it, and what his plans are for monetizing the community he’s passionate about.
August 20, 2012
To have a website that ranks highly in search engines like Google and Bing, just how important is the domain name? For the most reliable information on this topic, I invited the leading authority on search engines, Danny Sullivan, to join me on DomainSherpa.
Listen in as Sullivan discusses the often-debated relationship between domain names and search engine optimization, including:
* Do keywords within the domain name help search engine optimization?
* Are keywords within the domain name better than just having keywords elsewhere in the URL?
* Is buying a premium generic domain name a good investment for a new business?
And many more
March 19, 2012
One of the most popular interviews on DomainSherpa is Andrew Rosener, who has developed an equation to determine the end user value for premium generic .com domain names.
This article summarizes Rosener’s hour-long video interview in an easy-to-read format, with input variables defined and updated.
July 17, 2011
Many of us are addicted to buying domain names. Often times we hold onto them with no likelihood of development, no plans to actively market, and only a slight chance of receiving an unsolicited offer. The problem then is that our domain name portfolios (with their associated renewal fees) become too large for our budget to allow. So we turned to the experts (the folks who have wrestled with this situation multiple times) to ask what they would do.
March 7, 2011