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Business Lessons for Building a $10 Million+ Portfolio – With Ammar Kubba

Business Lessons for Building a $10 Million+ Portfolio – With Ammar Kubba

Ammar Kubba was not the original founder of Thought Convergence, but he can now be found at the helm of the service provider whose revenue is “in the 8 figures.” Thought Convergence helps domain investors monetize their assets, individuals buy and sell domains, and businesses research domain names on the Internet.

In this interview, Kubba describes the twists and turns of his domain career, and how business acumen, strategic risk taking and a passion for learning have helped him navigate decisions and build successful companies.

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Coupons.com’s $1B Valuation and Immeasurable Domain Name Benefit – with Steven Boal

Coupons.com’s $1B Valuation and Immeasurable Domain Name Benefit – with Steven Boal

Coupons.com recently received $200 million from investors in a deal that values the 13-year-old coupon company at $1 billion.

In a rare interview, Steven Boal, President and CEO of the hugely successful Coupons.com, sat down with DomainSherpa to talk about that recent investment, and the immeasurable benefit the company has gained from having a single, generic keyword domain name.

Churn and Burn Domain Names for Big Profit – with Elliot Silver

Churn and Burn Domain Names for Big Profit – with Elliot Silver

Elliot Silver owns two companies and a lot of businesses, but he makes a majority of his revenue through domain name flipping. He constantly thinks of domain names to purchase and – when he decides he wants one – will almost always make an offer in his initial contact.

In this candid interview, Elliot shares a tremendous amount of information:
* How he discovers domains for purchase
* How he values domains
* Whether he “churns and burns” or tries to sell to an end-user
* How he finds end-users to contact
* How many domain name sales he focuses on at one time
* Why he uses both a written contract and escrow
* One $2,450 domain name investment gone bad and what he learned

And Elliot loves receiving reply emails from MAILER-DAEMON. Why? Opportunity. Listen to this interview to learn more.

The $4 Million Domainer Who Reserved My Domain Name (but Gave It Back for Free) – with Justin Godfrey

The $4 Million Domainer Who Reserved My Domain Name (but Gave It Back for Free) – with Justin Godfrey

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.

From Bankrupt Builder To Owning Every Zip Code – With Jake Ackerman

From Bankrupt Builder To Owning Every Zip Code – With Jake Ackerman

Jake Ackerman had a real estate business that died when the real estate bubble burst in 2008. With 20,000 zip codes sold to date at ZipSmart.com, Jake’s back on a comeback with a run rate of $500,000 and a goal to hit $1 million in 2011.

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How to Contact a Non-domainer to Buy a Registered Domain Name

How to Contact a Non-domainer to Buy a Registered Domain Name

Many businesses have purchased domain names as part of their past marketing activities and many are not being used. This could be an opportunity waiting for you.

How to Determine When a Domain Name Will Expire

How to Determine When a Domain Name Will Expire

Although many people say, “I own xyz.tld” (where xyz is the domain, such as apple, and tld is the top level domain, such as com), people don’t really own domain names. Instead, they are leased to an individual, business or organization for at least a year, and at most 10 years. While domain names can […]

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