This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.
In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* Is the ICANN oversight issue overblown, or significant to you as an investor?
* A physical letter from a reader about .LA domain name valuations
* What should you expect on the new DNForum.com? (hint: there’s a surprise)
* Heartbleed and what it means to you as an internet user and business owner
* Verisign published their Domain Name Industry Brief and the Sherpas chimed in
* Congratulations to Mike and Judy Berkens on their pending 27th year anniversary!
* And more!
We’re joined by Adam Dicker, Mike Berkens, Page Howe and Rick Schwartz.
April 10, 2014
After a couple of years of buying, holding and renewing “pigeon shit” domain names, Warrick Mulder realized there was a better way. So he dropped all of the .com, .net and .org domain names that didn’t earn any parking revenue or solicit any purchase offers and instead turned his attention to the top-level domain of his home country of South Africa: .co.za.
As a result, his monthly parking revenue increased from $100 to $2,000+ per month, he was able to reduce his domain registration fees from $7 to about $4.50 per domain, and his domain names sell for an average of $X.
October 22, 2012
Check out. Benchmark. Spy.
Call it what you want, but if you want to do that this is the video to watch.
This video walks you through exactly how to spy on your competitors using free online tools. Find out what technology powers DomainNameWire.com, DNForum.com and DomainSherpa.com, as well as a few others. See their back links, and traffic estimates too.
August 6, 2012
What are the best domain names to buy for parking, how can you maximize your return on investment when buying such names, and what is an appropriate return on investment for parking? These are but three of the questions answered in this week’s show with Michael Gilmour.
An entrepreneur and investor, Gilmour started his domain name business by placing a big bet: his last $100 on a single domain name that he immediately parked. Learn how Gilmour parlayed his earnings from that single domain into a portfolio that at its peak generated thousands of dollars a day in parking revenue.
January 23, 2012
If you have ever had difficulty selling domain names, this interview – really a master class – will provide the education and motivation you need to get moving in the right direction.
Adam Dicker, founder of DNFCollege.com, shares the strategies and tactics that have helped him contact potential buyers, negotiate prices and sell thousands of domain names worth millions of dollars over the past 20 years.
December 12, 2011
With domain parking revenue dying or dead, how can a domain name investor take their best asset and turn it into a lead-generation business?
Listen in as Adam Dicker, a recent inductee into the Domain Hall of Fame, shares his tactics for spotting opportunities and how he purchased a portfolio of cord blood bank domain names and built a lead-generation business on top of it.
November 13, 2011
Page Howe did not start domaining in the mid-1990s like so many other mega-domainers who have sold domain names for millions. Instead, he started just when the market was crashing in 2001 by buying the assets of a dot-com burnout through eBay for $105,000. He later sold those assets for $1.8 million.
As a regular “Joe Domainer” – in fact, he named his domain name marketplace JoeDomains.com – Howe uses a very structured approach to successfully buy and sell domain names in the under $5,000 range. The entire interview is packed full of great tips, so be sure to grab a pen and pad of paper before watching this show.
October 25, 2011
Last week, the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Domain Conference & Expo took place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Top domain investors from around the world converged at the Ritz Carlton for five days of networking, sharing, learning, partying and dealmaking.
Here are five lessons learned that you can use to grow your business that I gleaned from this conference. If you attended the conference and learned a lesson or two that is not covered here, please let us know about it in the comments.
October 23, 2011
It’s easy to see how a domainer who early on registered short, generic domain names could be sitting on a business making millions per year. It’s also easy to see how someone could make millions with domain names purchased after the dot-com crash of 2000. But how does someone build a multi-million dollar domaining business today? Justin Godfrey knows how.
April 5, 2011
In addition to owning what is now a portfolio of more than 5,000 — including 2,000 .us — domain names, Ron Jackson publishes the industry’s leading trade magazine, DN Journal. The online publication is a greater source of income for Ron than his domain name sales. Surprised? Watch this interview for many more insights you did not know about Ron and about domaining.
March 29, 2011