This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.
In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* Question from the audience: is a firstname.newTLD worth registering?
* Question from the audience: should I have business insurance for accidental domain name registration of a trademark?
* Google.com gives away 5,000 domain names if you build a website
* Donuts.co takes-back properly registered domain names because they were on a reserved list but accidentally were sold — this happened to TWO Sherpas on today’s panel
* Is the TMCH system being “gamed” by people to register generic domain names in new TLDs
* A new database of domain name historical sales is available
* How Page Howe made his domain name go from zero to $11,000 on Estibot.com
* And more!
March 12, 2014
If you own a domain name, getting the highest offer possible generally requires waiting for a potential end user of that domain name to contact you. In some cases, you may be waiting years, or you may never hear from the perfect end user.
The alternative to waiting is to proactively reach out to potential buyers who may be interested in purchasing the domain name. While it may not maximize your sales price, it could produce a sale and cash flow for your business or investment.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Estibot Domain Lead Generator & End-User Finder Tools to find and contact potential end users. Also included in this tutorial are the real results from trying to sell four domain names to potential buyers using the Estibot tools.
March 3, 2014
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
You are probably like today’s guest: You learned about the Internet and domain names in 1995 or 1996, but domain names were expensive and “the good ones” were taken. Although Shane Cultra dabbled in domaining, he mainly considers his fruitless investment during that time to be part of his learning curve.
By 2007, Cultra had figured out what makes domain names “liquid” such that they can be sold more readily in domain name aftermarkets and auction sites. By doing so, Cultra earned six figures in 2012 from domain name investing – in addition to his full-time job running Country Arbors Nursery in Urbana, Illinois.
In this show, Cultra shares his methodology for determining and valuing “liquid domains,” as well as his sweet spots for buying and selling, and how he finds and sells through his favorite marketplace platforms.
April 22, 2013
This tutorial takes you step-by-step through the Estibot.com domain name appraisal tool. You will walk away with an understanding of how the tool works and every aspect of the data it provides.
Also covered are five warnings about using Estibot.com that you need to know to avoid making a costly mistake.
March 18, 2013
If the thought of picking up the telephone and making cold calls to potential buyers fills you with dread, join the club. Most people feel that way.
But in today’s master-class interview, we learn the ins and outs of outbound sales from a successful domain name broker. Withholding no secrets to his success, Joe Uddeme openly shares the strategies and tactics that have led him to more than 100 closed transactions and $7.5 million in sales volume in 2012.
February 11, 2013
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
If you want to know how much a house is worth, there are a number of online tools that you can reference. Similarly, there are a number of online tools for determining the valuation of Internet real estate – domain names. Online valuation tools can help you determine the price of your domain name. The […]
April 24, 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
There are a plethora of domain name tools and services available on the market. Most people who are interested in domain name investing have to learn the ins-and-outs of domaining by trial and error. However, with the right advice and the right tools you can get up-to-speed quickly, and be more productive in your domain name buying and selling.
March 27, 2011