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DomainSherpa Discussion: ComeIn.Tokyo, .TK Passes 25MM, .Moe’s Pending 200MM Regs, Domain Scourge…

DomainSherpa Discussion: ComeIn.Tokyo, .TK Passes 25MM, .Moe’s Pending 200MM Regs, Domain Scourge…

This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* What new gTLDs did the Sherpas buy in .Tokyo, .Moe, .Consulting, .Kaufen (buy in German), .Media, .Associates, .Lease and .Pictures. EAP for .Reisen (travel in German), .University, .Town, .Toys.?
* .Moe predicts 200 million registrations; Are they sMOEking something?
* Next week’s general availability preview: .WTF, .Fail, .Financial, .Limited
* ICANN is done evaluating all 1,930 new gTLD applications from the 2012 round; What have we learned? When’s the next round of apps?
* .TK passes 25 million registrations; Is this business model the future of domain name registries?
* Go Daddy bug gets audience member’s registrations voided. What are they doing about it?
* The scourge of domain name registrars taken down; Why did it take so long?
* Reader question: Unsolicited $1,500 offer worth a lot more…should he push it to GoDaddy auction and let the market decide the price?
* And more!

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DomainSherpa Discussion: .XYZ Haters Gonna Hate; Real Stats; Famous Four Fail?…

DomainSherpa Discussion: .XYZ Haters Gonna Hate; Real Stats; Famous Four Fail?…

This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* What About Network Solutions in All This .XYZ Hate?
* Namestat.org’s Beautiful Interface and Filtered “Real” gTLD Results
* .Co.Com – What Percentage of a .Com is .Co.Com Worth?
* NetworkSolutions.com’s Marketing Fail: No, You Can’t Register The Domains We’re Promoting
* GoDaddy.com’s $100 Million IPO Filing – Who Wants In?
* Famous Four Media Launches First gTLDs to With Few Sales
* Google Adwords Stops Supporting Porn and Adult Material – Go Find Your Traffic Elsewhere
* And much more!

DomainSherpa Discussion: Massive .Link Registrations; .Rich Flops; Domain Name Hygiene; Dropping .Info

DomainSherpa Discussion: Massive .Link Registrations; .Rich Flops; Domain Name Hygiene; Dropping .Info

This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

* What do the numbers tell us about Tuesday’s launch of .link, .photo, .pics, .gift, .guitars and .buzz?
* DomainIncite.com discovers that 18,272 .link domain name registrations, about 90% of their total registrations, are to an affiliate of Uniregistry. Is this “business as usual” for registries?
* What new top-level domain only received 22 registrations to date? (And, yes, the TLD is live.)
* Reader question: With GoDaddy and Sedo severing ties, how do you manage your inventory for sale?
* Reader question: When you buy a domain name, how do you clean up past owner’s for-sale listings on multiple marketplaces?
* Thousands of 3-letter .info domain names are being dropped by a single investor. Find out what the Sherpas think and if they’re doing it too.
* And more!
We’re joined by Adam Dicker, Page Howe and Rick Schwartz.

DomainSherpa Discussion: U.S. Relinquishing ICANN Control; Verisign Stock; Go Daddy IPO…

DomainSherpa Discussion: U.S. Relinquishing ICANN Control; Verisign Stock; Go Daddy IPO…

This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* U.S. Department of Commerce relinquishing control over ICANN in September 2015, Good for investors and the Internet?
* Verisign stock drops 10% on ICANN news, Why?
* Go Daddy talks to bankers about potential IPO, Will you invest?
* In the wake of the Donuts.co and eco.TLD “claw back”, what are the rights and responsibilities of registries?
* Mike Berkens’ MostWantedDomains.com sells Teabox.com for $30K, Startup seeks $1MM in seed funding on TechCrunch.com, Productive to look back at sales?
* And more!

Protecting Your Business Trademarks When New gTLDs Launch – With Jan Corstens

Protecting Your Business Trademarks When New gTLDs Launch – With Jan Corstens

If you run a business and own trademarks for your brand, products or services, you are likely going to be affected by the hundreds of new top level domains that will be coming available over the next few years.

For example, I’m concerned that I don’t have enough resources to register my trademark DomainSherpa in .app, .buy, .shop, .nyc, etc. Will others try to profit from the equity I’ve built in my company and brand by using confusingly similar domain names? What can you do to protect your trademarks and defend against potential cybersquatters?

Those are the questions we answer on today’s interview.

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The Hardest Working Man in the Domain Name Industry – With Shane Cultra

The Hardest Working Man in the Domain Name Industry – With Shane Cultra

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.

Developing Software As a Service for Recurring Monthly Income – With Matt Mazur

Developing Software As a Service for Recurring Monthly Income – With Matt Mazur

Are you tired of building websites made for AdSense, hoping to generate ad revenue? Instead, build a website that solves a real customer problem, and then charge that customer a recurring monthly fee.

In this interview, Matt Mazur shares how he’s doing just that using the software as a service (SaaS) business model, including:
* His traffic, business model, revenue and growth opportunities
* Why building businesses may be fun, but marketing them is how he’s going to make a living
* How he solved the problem of finding a great, brandable domain name using LeanDomainSearch.com
* And much more!

How Finding the Right Domain Name Niche Made All the Difference for This DNForum.com Member – With Warrick Mulder

How Finding the Right Domain Name Niche Made All the Difference for This DNForum.com Member – With Warrick Mulder

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.

It’s Not Too Late to Hand Register Domains and Build a Million-dollar Business – With Adam Hawley

It’s Not Too Late to Hand Register Domains and Build a Million-dollar Business – With Adam Hawley

Some people complain that if you did not buy domains in the mid-1990s you missed the window of opportunity. But what if you could hand register 12,450 domain names today for $7.87 each and build a million-dollar business?

Adam Hawley, president of Zipsurance.com, did exactly that. By leasing insurance-related domain names and providing associated services, Hawley connects insurance agents to clients and is on track to bring in more than $1 million in sales in 2012.

How to Sell a Domain Name – with Adam Dicker

How to Sell a Domain Name – with Adam Dicker

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.

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